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Network Security labs are supported in NETLAB+ using the Network Security Pod.

Enabling the Labs

To enable the Network Security labs, check the box for "NISGTC Network Security" in the class settings. This must be done for each class requiring access to the labs.


Using the Labs

Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.

Importance of Choosing the Correct Lab Exercise

Several of the labs may differ from the standard pod topologies. This is handled by NETLAB+ Dynamic VLAN Mapping technology. Always select the correct lab exercise for the actual lab. This insures that NETLAB+ will set up VLANs on the control switch such that lab devices and PCs are placed in the correct LAN segment for the exercise being performed. Selecting the correct exercise will also make the completed lab output easier to find in the archive.

Network Security Supported Labs

Lab1 Title
1 Configuring a Windows based Firewall to Allow Incoming Traffic
2 Configuring a Linux based Firewall to Allow Incoming and Outgoing Traffic
3 Implementing Secure DHCP and DNS
4 Configuring a Linux based Firewall to Allow Outgoing Traffic
5 Configuring Access Control Lists on a Linux Based Firewall
6 Configuring a Virtual Private Network with PPTP
7 Configuring a Virtual Private Network with OpenVPN
8 Implementing RIP, RIPv2, and Securing RIP
9 Intrusion Detection using Snort
10 Writing Custom Rules
12 Configuring RADIUS
14 Configuring a Site to Branch a Virtual Private Network

1Lab numbers subject to change.