Junos Intrusion Prevention System Functionality (JIPS)

This two-day course is designed to provide an introduction to the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature set available on the Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateway. The course covers concepts, ideas, and terminology relating to providing intrusion prevention using the SRX Series platform. Hands-on labs offer you the opportunity to configure various IPS features and to test and analyze those functions. This course is based on the Junos operating system Release 10.4R1.

Course Outline

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Overview of IPS Functionality

  • Reasons for Network Attacks

  • Categories of Attacks

  • Anatomy of an Attack

  • IPS Mechanisms on SRX Series Devices

  • Lab 1: Initial Configuration

Chapter 3: Initial Device Configuration

  • Deployment Options for IPS Functionality

  • Management Options

  • Network Settings

  • Preparing the SRX Series Device for IPS Features

  • Lab 2: Initial IDP Setup

Chapter 4: IPS Terminology and Concepts

  • Terminology Overview

  • Attack Objects

  • IPS Rulebase Details

  • Rule Match Conditions

  • Rule Actions

  • Terminal Rules

  • IP Actions

  • Notification

  • Terminology Review

  • IPS Traffic Flow

  • Lab 3: Examining and Modifying the Recommended Policy

  • Lab 4: Exempt Rulebase

  • Lab 5: Rule Actions

Day 2

Chapter 5: IPS Attack Objects

  • IPS Rules and Rulebases

  • Attack Objects

  • Custom Signatures

  • Lab 6: Custom Signatures

Chapter 6: Scanning and Reconnaissance

  • Overview of Scanning

  • Types of Scans

  • Fingerprinting

  • IPS Scan Prevention

Chapter 7: Blocking Evasion Techniques and Denial of Service

  • FIN Scans

  • IP Spoofing

  • IP Source Routing Options

  • DoS and DDoS Attacks

  • Mechanisms for Blocking DoS and DDoS

  • Lab 7: Detecting Evasion Attempts

  • Lab 8: Denial of Service

Chapter 8: Reporting

  • NSM Reports

  • Junos Syslog and Operational Commands


This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring the IPS aspects of SRX Series devices.