Ideal setup for a home security lab?

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Feb 25th, 2007


I am focussing on getting a home lab setup for practising cisco Security. Can some one suggest me some network devices that i can buy.. I am getting the following

2 Cisco 1741 Routers

1 2950 Switch

2 Cisco 501 PIX

Do you think I can setup a good with the following equipments?



I have this problem too.
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jgervia_2 Mon, 02/26/2007 - 04:47


The following is listed for the the CCIE Security lab:

* Cisco 2600 Series Routers

* Cisco 3600 Series Routers

* Cisco 3700 Series Routers

* Cisco Catalyst 3550 Series Switches

* Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances

* Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators

* Cisco IPS Series 4200 intrusion prevention system sensors

* Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows

* Certificate Authority Support

* Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances*

I would 'aim' for that. Also go in the link and see the relevant code levels you should be working with.


shyamatopsource Mon, 02/26/2007 - 05:11

Hi Jason,

Thanks for your response. I am not looking for a CCIE lab at the moment.. I am just looking to practise on the basic security stuff with minimal equipment. Coz the stuff you mentioned is gonna get me bankrupt!!!! :)

I can get 2 Routers, 2 switches, 2 501 PIX, CSACS and probably a VPN Concentrator...

So dont you think this should satisfy the bare minimum security needs.




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