New books: Windows administration, Cisco firewalls, CCNP security

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator’s Companion

This in-depth, one-volume guide has everything readers need to deploy and administer all aspects of Windows Small Business Server 2010 – including easy-to-use procedures, real-world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics straight from the experts. The book covers all product components, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010 technology, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint Services, and security technologies in a single volume.

Cisco Firewalls

Firewalls have ample recognition as key elements on the field of protecting networks. Even though this is not a new subject, many important concepts and resources, which could be helpful to designing a secure network, are often overlooked or even ignored. This book unveils the potential of Cisco firewall products and functionalities, and demonstrates how they can be grouped, in a structured manner, in order to build security solutions. The text is written in such a way that instructive linkages between theory and practice are naturally created, thus contributing to a better understanding of the most relevant concepts, and preparing the reader for the production of solid designs.

CCNP Security Secure 642-637 Official Cert Guide

This is a comprehensive self-study tool for preparing for the Secure exam. This book teaches you how to secure Cisco IOS Software router and switch-based networks and provide security services based on Cisco IOS Software. Complete coverage of all exam topics as posted on the exam topic blueprint ensures you will arrive at a thorough understanding of what you need to master to succeed on the exam. The book follows a logical organization of the Secure exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your retention and recall of exam topics.

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