Implementing Aruba Network Security

United Arab Emirates:
USD 3,200.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 5 Days

Who  Should Attend

Network engineer responsible for implementing security controls on enterprise networks. Candidate can describe the network security stack (firewall, proxy, remote access, IDS/IPS, access control, NTA, UEBA).


Course Prerequisites 

Aruba recommends that the candidate has attended the Aruba Network Security Fundamentals course prior to attending this professional level course. Or have equivalent experience and knowledge of network security fundamentals

Date Country Location Language Register
29-08-2022 - 02-09-2022 AE Dubai English Register
12-12-2022 - 16-12-2022 AE Dubai English Register
International dates

Course Description

The Implementing Aruba Network Security course covers intermediate security concepts and prepares candidates to take the exam to achieve Aruba Certified Networking Security Professional (ACNSP) certification. This course helps admins use the Aruba portfolio to implement Zero Trust Security (ZTS) and protect their networks from threats. It explains how to configure Aruba network infrastructure and ClearPass solutions to authenticate and control both wired and wireless users, as well as remote users on a client-to-site VPN. The course further explains how to collect a variety of contextual information on ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) and implement advanced role mapping and enforcement policies. The course also covers using ClearPass Device Insight to enhance visibility. Learners will learn how to set up features such as the ArubaOS-CX Network Analytics Engine (NAE), Aruba Wireless Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (WIDS/WIPS), and Aruba gateway IDS/IPS, as well as how to investigate alerts.

Coures Objectives

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

1. Protect and Defend

  • Define security terminologies
  • PKI
  • Zero Trust Security
  • Harden devices
  • Securing network infrastructure
  • Securing L2 & L3 protocols
  • Secure a WLAN
  • Deploy AAA with CPPM
  • Secure a wired LAN
  • Deploy AAA with CPPM
  • Deploy 802.1x
  • Deploy certificate based authentication for users & devices
  • Secure the WAN
  • Understand Aruba's SD-Branch for automating VPN deployment
  • Design and deploy VPN with Aruba's VIA client
  • Classify endpoints
  • Deploy endpoint classification to devices
  • Integrate ClearPass and CPDI

2. Analyze

  • Threat detection
  • Investigate Central alerts
  • Interpret packet captures
  • Evaluate endpoint postures
  • Troubleshooting
  • Deploy and analyze results from NAE scripts
  • Endpoint classification
  • Analyze endpoint classification data to identify risks
  • Analyze endpoint classification data on CPDI

3. Investigate

  • Forensics
  • Explain CPDI capabilities of showing network conversations on supported Aruba devices

Course Outline

  • Aruba Security Strategy & ClearPass Fundamentals
    • Explain Aruba Zero Trust Security
    • Explain how Aruba solutions apply to different security vectors
  • Deploy Trusted Certifications to Aruba Solutions
    • Describe PKI dependencies
    • Set up appropriate certifications & trusted root CAs on CPPM
  • Implement Certificate-Based 802.1x
    • Deploy AAA for WLANs with ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM)
    • Deploy certificate based authentication for users and devices
  • Implement Advanced Policies one the Role-Based ArubaOS Firewall
    • Deploy AAA for WLANs with ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM)
    • Define and apply advanced firewall policies
  • Evaluate Endpoint Posture
    • Evaluate different endpoints postures
  • Implement a Trusted Network Infrastructure
    • Set up secure authentication and authorization of network infrastructure managers, including:      
      • Advanced TACACS+ authorization
      • Multi-factor authentication
      • Secure L2 and L3 protocols, such as SFTP
  • Implement 802.1X and Role-Based Access Control on AOS-CX
    • Deploy AAA for weird devices using ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM), including local and downloadable roles
    • Explain dynamic Segmentation, including its benefits and use cases
    • Deploy Dynamic Segmentation using VLAN steering
    • Configure 802.1X authentication for Aps
  • Implement Dynamic Segmentation on AOS-CX Switches
    • Explain Dynamic Segmentation, including its benefits and use cases
    • Deploy Dynamic Segmentation, including:
      • User-based tunneling (UBT)
      • Virtual network-based tunneling (VNBT)
  • Monitor with Network Analytics Engine (NAE)
    • Deploy and use Network Analytics
    • Engine (NAE) agents for monitoring
  • Implement WIDS/WIPS
    • Explain the Aruba WIPS and WIDS technology
    • Configure AP rogue detection and mitigation
  • Use CPPM and Third-Party Integration to Mitigate Threats

    • Describe log types and levels and use the CPPM Ingress Event Engine to integrate with third-party logging solutions
    • Set up integration between the Aruba infrastructure and CPPM, allowing CPPM
  • Implement Device Profiling with CPPM

    • Explain benefits and methods of endpoint classification on CPPM, including active and passive methods
    • Deploy and apply endpoint classification to devices
    • Analyze endpoint classification data on CPPM to identify risks
  • Introduction to ClearPass Device Insight

    • Define ClearPass Device Insight (CPDI)
    • Analyze endpoint classification data on CPDI
  • Deploy ClearPass Device Insight

    • Define and deploy ClearPass Device Insight (CPDI)
    • Analyze endpoint classification data on CPDI
  • Integrate CPDI with CPPM

    • Integrate ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) and ClearPass Device Insight (CPDI)
    • Mitigate threats by using CPDI to identify traffic flows and apply tags and CPPM to take actions based on tags
  • Use Packet Captures to Investigate Security Issues

    • Perform packet capture on Aruba infrastructure locally and using Central
    • Interpret packet captures
  • Establish a Secure Remote Access

    • Explain VPN concepts
    • Understand that Aruba SD-WAN solutions automate VPN deployment for the WAN
    • Describe the Aruba 9x00 Series Gateways
    • Design and deploy remote VPNs using Aruba VIA
  • Configure Aruba Gateway IDS/IPS

    • Describe the Aruba 9x00 Series Gateways
    • Define and apply UTM policies
  • Use Central Alerts to Investigate Security Issues

    • Investigate Central alerts
    • Recommend action based on the analysis of Central alerts
Further information

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