Network Forensics (PX Series) Utilization [ILT]

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    FireEye Network Forensics (PX Series) allows you to identify and resolve security incidents faster by capturing and indexing full packets at extremely rapid speeds. With PX, you can detect a broad array of security incidents, improve the quality of your response and precisely quantify the impact of each incident.


    This one-day course is a primer on PX, covering deployment options, basic administration, and core functionality. Hands-on activities include appliance administration, searching and filtering captured data, and reconstruction of sessions from captured packet data.


    This course is the recommended starting point for anyone who uses a PX.



    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of the course the learner should be able to:

    • Describe PX
    • Illustrate how PX appliances are deployed in a typical network
    • Search and filter connection and session data using PX
    • Reconstruct session data for a malicious breach using PX


    Course Outline

    1. Network Forensics Overview
      • What is PX?
      • Purpose of PX
      • What is IA?
      • Purpose of IA
      • The breach response
      • Analysis of an APT breach response
    2. Network Forensics Deployment
      • Network core
      • Near network ingress and egress
      • PX and NX in SPAN/TAP mode
      • PX and NX in inline mode
      • IA and PX relationship
      • PX and IA
      • Distributed IA deployment
      • Network forensics: FireEye integrations
    3. PX Utilization
      • Accessing the WebUI
      • PX search
      • Performing a search
      • Search results
      • Filtering
      • Filter Builder
      • Saving the search
      • Saved searches
      • Event based capture



    Lessons are typically a blend of lecture and hands-on lab activities.



    A working understanding of networking and network security, the Windows operating system, file system, registry, and use of the CLI.


    Target Audience

    Network security professionals and incident responders.