Alexandre has worked with Cisco security technologies since the year 2000 and is a well recognized expert in the LATAM security community. He is a frequent speaker at Cisco Networkers and other security conferences and has helped in training partners and customers in Brazil. In this book, he proposes a totally different approach to the important subject of firewalls: Instead of just presenting configuration models, he uses a set of carefully crafted examples to illustrate the theory in action. From the configuration fundamentals to advanced topics such as voice inspection, multicast, IPv6 and identity-based firewalls, the book unveils important details about the operations of Cisco firewall solutions, enabling the reader to better use this knowledge on security design. A must-read !
--Luc Billot, Security Consulting Engineer at Cisco (Emerging Markets and European Market)
I think that Alexandre's book could have the alternative title 'Cisco Firewalls Illustrated.' The way in which he links theory and practice is really insightful and greatly helps in understanding individual features and making better use of them for security design. Definitely a reference work in the subject !
--Louis Senecal, CCIE 2198, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco (Canada)
In this fully illustrated tour of the world of Cisco Firewalls, Alexandre devotes a great deal of attention to data center-related topics. Network virtualization architecture and the protection of environments that include virtual machines figure among the important subjects covered in the book. For those that want to benefit from virtualization without compromising security, this work is highly recommended.
--David Gonzalez, CISSP #99462, Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco ( LATAM)
Alexandre Matos da Silva Pires de Moraes
, CCIE No. 6063, has worked as a systems engineer for Cisco Brazil since 1998, in projects that involve not only security and VPN technologies but also routing protocol and campus design, IP multicast routing, and MPLS networks design. He has supported large enterprise and public sector accounts and, for almost three years, coordinated a team of Security engineers in Brazil. Alexandre holds the CISSP, CCSP, and 03 CCIE certifications (routing/switching, security, and service provider). Alexandre, a frequent speaker at Cisco Live, graduated in electronic engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA – Brazil) and has never hidden his sincere passion for mathematics (mainly the fields of synthetic geometry and trigonometry). Alexandre maintains a personal blog in which he discusses topics related to networking and security technologies at http://alexandremspmoraes.wordpress.com/.