Syngress Publishing Announces the Release of “Security Sage’s Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure”

Rockland, MA — Syngress Publishing, Inc. has published “Security Sage’s Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure” (ISBN: 1-931836-01-9).

“Security Sage’s Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure” is the first book to focus exclusively on how hackers exploit the “nuts and bolts” of computer networks. The book goes on to provide system administrators and security professionals with defense strategies. Coverage includes almost all network devices, including firewalls, routers and switches. Readers will find plenty of vendor- and tool- specific instructions that detail exactly how to configure each device.

The authors of the book are Steven Andres and Brian Kenyon.

Chris Williams, President of Syngress Publishing, said, “Security Sage’s Guide to Hardening the Network Infrastructure fills a real gap in the libraries of most security professionals and system administrators. There are many books out there that discuss software and operating system vulnerabilities, but very few go into any detail regarding specific hardware vulnerabilities.”

Stephen Dugan of commented, “Inside this book you will find network infrastructures naked, their flaws in security exposed for the world to see.”

Chapter topics include: Understanding Perimeter and Internal Segments, Assessing Your Current Network, Selecting the Correct Firewall, Attacking Firewalls, Routing Devices and Protocols, Secure Network Management, Network Switching, Defending Routers and Switches, Implementing an Intrusion Detection System, Perimeter Network Design, and Internal Network Design.

ISBN: 1-931836-01-9
PRICE: $59.95 U.S.

About the Authors
Steven Andres (CISSP, CCNP, CNE, MCSE, CCSP, CCSE, INFOSEC), is the Director of Technical Operations at Foundstone, Inc., a leading information security software and services firm based in Southern California. His other works include the best-selling Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Fourth Edition.

Brian Kenyon (CCNA, MCSE) is the Director of Product Services for Foundstone, Inc., which offers a unique combination of software, hardware, professional services, and education to continuously and measurably protect an organization’s most important assets from the most critical threats.

Background Information
Syngress Publishing (, headquartered in Rockland, Massachusetts, is an independent publisher of print and electronic reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill enhancement and career advancement. Distributed throughout Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Canada, Syngress titles have been translated into twenty languages. The company’s pioneering customer support program,, extends the value of every Syngress title with regular information updates and customer-driven author forums. For more information on Syngress products, contact Amy Pedersen at 781-681-5151 or email Syngress books are distributed in the United States and Canada by O’Reilly Media, Inc.

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