Implementing Intrusion Detection and Prevention Products

Course ID    :   EDU-JUN-IIDP

Length    :   Three days

About this Course

This three-day course discusses the configuration of Juniper Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) sensors in a typical network environment. Key topics include sensor configuration, creating and fine-tuning security policies, managing attack objects, creating custom signatures, and troubleshooting. This course is based upon IDP software version 4.1 and Security Manager 2007.3.

Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring, testing, and troubleshooting the IDP sensor.


After successfully completing this course, you should be able to deploy the SA Series products to support common environments. Specific topics include the following:

  • Deploy an IDP sensor on the network.
  • Monitor and understand IDP logs.
  • Configure, install, and fine-tune IDP policies.
  • Configure the Profiler.
  • Troubleshoot sensor problems.
  • Create custom signature attack objects.
  • Configure sensors for high availability using third-party devices.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for network engineers, support personnel, reseller support, and others responsible for implementing Juniper Networks IDP products.

Course Level

This is an introductory-level course.


This course assumes that students have basic networking knowledge and experience in the following areas:

Course Contents

Day One

Chapter 1  :  Course Introduction

Chapter 2  :  Intrusion Detection and Prevention Concepts

  • Network Attack Phases and Detection
  • Juniper Networks IDP Product Offerings
  • Juniper Networks IDP Three-Tier Architecture
  • Juniper IDP Deployment Modes

Chapter 3: Initial Configuration of IDP Sensor

  • Overview of IDP Sensor Deployment Process
  • Initial Configuration Steps-IDP Standalone Device
  • Initial Configuration Steps-ISG1000/ISG2000
  • Lab 1: Sensor Initial Configuration

Chapter 4: IDP Policy Basics

  • Attack Object Terminology
  • IDP Rule Components
  • IDP Rule-Matching Algorithm
  • Terminal rules
  • Lab 2: Configuring IDP Policies

Chapter 5: Fine-Tuning Policies

  • Tuning Process Overview
  • Step 1: Identifying Machines and Protocols to Monitor
  • Step 2: Identifying and Eliminating False Positives
  • Step 3: Identifying and Configuring Responses to Real Attacks
  • Step 4: Configuring Other Rulebases to Detect Attacks
  • Lab 3: Fine-Tuning IDP Policies

Day Two - Chapter 6: Configuring Additional Rulebases

  • Overview of IDP-Related Rulebases
  • Exempt Rulebases
  • Traffic Anomalies Rulebase
  • Backdoor Rulebase
  • SYN Protector Rulebase
  • Network Honeypot Rulebase
  • Rulebase Processing Order
  • Lab 4: Configuring Additional Rulebases

Chapter 7: Profile

  • Profiler Overview
  • How to Operate Profiler
  • Using Profiler for Network Discovery
  • Using Profiler to Discover Running Applications
  • Using Profiler to Detect New Devices and Ports
  • Using Profiler to Detect Policy Violations
  • Lab 5: Using Profiler

Chapter 8: Sensor Operation and Sensor Commands

  • Main Components of the Sensor
  • Description of Sensor Processes
  • Managing Policies with the scio Utility
  • Managing Sensor Configuration with the scio Utility
  • Monitoring with the sctop Utility
  • Lab 6: Using Sensor Commands

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting

  • Review of Sensor Communication
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Reimaging the Sensor
  • Lab 7: Troubleshooting

Day Three - Chapter 10: Managing Attack Objects

  • Examining Predefined Attack Objects
  • Examining Predefined Attack Object Groups
  • Creating New Custom Attack Object Groups
  • Updating the Attack Object Database
  • Searching the Attack Object Database
  • Lab 8: Managing Attack Objects

Chapter 11: Creating Custom Signatures

  • IDP Packet Inspection
  • Obtaining Attack Information
  • Understanding Regular Expressions
  • Creating a Signature-Based Attack Object
  • Creating a Compound Attack Object
  • Lab 9: Creating Custom Signatures

Chapter 1Configuring Sensors for External High Availability

  • External HA Operation
  • Configuring Sensors for External HA