As the person charged with getting my organization connected to the
Internet, I have done research on firewalls, network security practices,
host security practices and other related tasks. (Looked at application
proxies, virus scanners, use trackers, packet filters (including the
"stateful" kind), etc., etc.)
I plan to have our 2 sites, in NY and Denver, connected using the same
national ISP, but with the same domain name. Naturally, there will be a
firewall at each location.
*Question*: Other than the training that the firewall vendor offers to
manage their product, and general training in TCP/IP, what other training
should the groups who will manage these firewalls take? Each site will have
a LAN group (primarily with Novell expertise and some prior UNIX training)
that will "own" the firewall administration.
We do have a central security group, but they are not staffed to handle this
new job, although they will set the administrative standards for the firewall.
The firewall will be UNIX based, as will the other associated products
(virus scanner, etc.).
Any suggestions (particularly specific training courses) will be much
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