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Written by key members of Juniper Network's ScreenOS development team, this one-of-a-kind Cookbook helps you troubleshoot secure networks that run ScreenOS firewall appliances. Scores of recipes address a wide range of security issues, provide step-by-step solutions, and include discussions of why the recipes work, so you can easily set up and keep ScreenOS systems on track.

ScreenOS Cookbook gives you real-world fixes, techniques, and configurations that save time — not ...

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Written by key members of Juniper Network's ScreenOS development team, this one-of-a-kind Cookbook helps you troubleshoot secure networks that run ScreenOS firewall appliances. Scores of recipes address a wide range of security issues, provide step-by-step solutions, and include discussions of why the recipes work, so you can easily set up and keep ScreenOS systems on track.

ScreenOS Cookbook gives you real-world fixes, techniques, and configurations that save time — not hypothetical situations out of a textbook. The book comes directly from the experience of engineers who have seen and fixed every conceivable ScreenOS network topology, from small branch office firewalls to appliances for large core enterprise and government, to the heavy duty protocol driven service provider network. Its easy-to-follow format enables you to find the topic and specific recipe you need right away and match it to your network and security issue.

Topics include:

  • Configuring and managing ScreenOS firewalls
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol)
  • Interfaces, Zones, and Virtual Routers
  • Mitigating Denial of Service Attacks
  • DDNS, DNS, and DHCP
  • IP Routing
  • Policy-Based Routing
  • Elements of Policies
  • Authentication
  • Application Layer Gateway (SIP, H323, RPC, RTSP, etc.,)
  • Content Security
  • Managing Firewall Policies
  • RIP, OSPF, BGP, and NSRP
  • Multicast — IGPM, PIM, Static Mroutes
  • Wireless

Along with the usage and troubleshooting recipes, you will also find plenty of tricks, special considerations, ramifications, and general discussions of interesting tangents and network extrapolation. For the accurate, hard-nosed information you require to get your ScreenOS firewall network secure and operating smoothly , no book matches ScreenOS Cookbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596510039
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Cookbooks (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 842
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stefan Brunner has been a technology consultant for more than 15

years, helping enterprises to leverage technology for their business

model and deploy technology solutions. Stefan is the lead architect

in Juniper Networks' Service Layer Technology Professional Services

group. Prior to Juniper, Stefan worked with NetScreen Technologies as

a network security consultant. Stefan holds an MBA in innovations

research and technology management from Ludwig-Maximilians-University

of Munich, and a certificate degree in telecommunications engineering

from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife

and daughter in the Hill Country of Austin, Texas.

Vik Davar has been working in the IT field for more than 15 years,

holding positions in financial services firms and technology

companies including Juniper Networks and Goldman Sachs. Vik is the

president of 9 Networks, an IT services company. He has a master's

degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a

bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union in

New York City. He is also a CISSP and CCIE# 8377. He lives in New

Jersey with his wife and two children.

David Delcourt has worked in the data communications industry for the

past 13 years for enterprise equipment vendors including Cabletron

Systems and NetScreen Technologies. He has held a variety of

positions, including advanced TAC engineer, technical trainer, and

product manager at Cabletron Systems, and senior security consultant

at NetScreen Technologies. He is currently the security practice

manager in Professional Services for Juniper Networks, supporting the

Americas. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and daughter, and

their two dogs and two cats.

Ken Draper has spent the past 20 years in the networking industry,

and has focused on security solutions for the past 11 years. He is

CISSP certification #22627 and holds numerous other certifications.

Ken has worked at such networking equipment manufacturers as

Infotron, Gandalf, Synoptics, Bay Networks, Nortel, NetScreen, and

now Juniper Networks. He has more than six years of experience with

ScreenOS and large-scale security solutions, he has held a variety of

technical engineering positions including systems engineer and

solutions architect, and he is currently a Juniper Networks

consulting engineer specializing in the large-scale virtual private

network (VPN), firewall, intrusion prevention, and centralized

management markets. Ken lives outside Dallas with his wife and two


Joe Kelly has been involved in data networking for more than 12

years, focusing on the realms of network security and routing. He

started his career in the service provider space at IDT Corporation,

where he held roles in network operations and engineering. After IDT,

he spent time with various network service providers in engineering

and architectural capacities. In 2001, Joe joined NetScreen

Technologies as a senior systems engineer in the Financial and

Service Provider verticals, where he specialized in high-
availability, high-performance networks. Joe joined Juniper Networks

in 2004 with the acquisition of NetScreen, and he is currently the

technical lead on the Global Banking and Finance team. He lives in

New Jersey with his beautiful wife, Jacqueline, and his three

children, Hannah, Ben, and Tristan.

Sunil Wadhwa has been in the data networking industry for more than

13 years, focusing on systems, network routing, and security in

enterprise and service provider organizations. He started his career

in India at GTL Limited and SAP India, and then held a variety of

roles in technical support, network operations, and engineering. He

moved to the United States and worked with E4E as a network

consultant for routing and security, and then joined Juniper Networks

as an advanced technical support engineer for firewall/VPN products.

He currently leads the Advance Technical Support team for Juniper

Networks, supporting enhanced services products. He lives in

California with his beautiful wife, Lavanya, and little angel

daughter, Sneha.

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Table of Contents

  • Credits
  • Glossary
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: ScreenOS CLI, Architecture, and Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 2: Firewall Configuration and Management
  • Chapter 3: Wireless
  • Chapter 4: Route Mode and Static Routing
  • Chapter 5: Transparent Mode
  • Chapter 6: Leveraging IP Services in ScreenOS
  • Chapter 7: Policies
  • Chapter 8: Network Address Translation
  • Chapter 9: Mitigating Attacks with Screens and Flow Settings
  • Chapter 10: IPSec VPN
  • Chapter 11: Application Layer Gateways
  • Chapter 12: Content Security
  • Chapter 13: User Authentication
  • Chapter 14: Traffic Shaping
  • Chapter 15: RIP
  • Chapter 16: OSPF
  • Chapter 17: BGP
  • Chapter 18: High Availability with NSRP
  • Chapter 19: Policy-Based Routing
  • Chapter 20: Multicast
  • Chapter 21: Virtual Systems
  • Colophon

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