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Advanced Junos Security (AJSEC)

Course Overview

This five-day course, which is designed to build off the current Junos Security (JSEC) offering, delves deeper into Junos security and next-generation security features.
Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, you will gain experience in configuring and monitoring the advanced Junos OS security features with advanced coverage of virtualization, AppSecure, advanced logging and reporting, next generation Layer 2 security, user firewall, next generation advanced anti-malware with Sky ATP, next generation security intelligence with software-defined secure networks. This course uses Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways for the hands-on component. This course is based on Junos OS Release 15.1X49-D90.7 and Junos Space Security Director 16.2.


Course Level

Advanced Junos Security (AJSEC) is an advanced-level course.


Intended Audience

This course benefits individuals responsible for implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Junos security components.



Students should have a strong level of TCP/IP networking and security knowledge. Students should also attend the Introduction to the Junos Operating System (IJOS) and Junos Security (JSEC) courses prior to attending this class.



After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts covered in the prerequisite Junos Security course.
  • Describe the various forms of security supported by the Junos OS.
  • Implement features of the AppSecure suite, including AppID, AppFW, AppTrack, AppQoS, and SSL Proxy.
  • Configure custom application signatures.
  • Describe Junos security handling at Layer 2 versus Layer 3.
  • Implement next generation Layer 2 security features.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Logical Systems (LSYS).
  • Describe Junos routing instance types used for virtualization.
  • Implement virtual routing instances in a security setting.
  • Describe and configure route sharing between routing instances using logical tunnel interfaces.
  • Describe and discuss Sky ATP and its function in the network.
  • Describe and configure UTM functions.
  • Discuss IPS and its function in the network.
  • Implement IPS policies.
  • Describe and implement SDSN and Policy Enforcer in a network.
  • Describe the purpose of SSL proxy.
  • Implement client-protection SSL proxy.
  • Implement server-protection SSL proxy.
  • Describe and implement user role firewall in a network.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of user firewall.


Course Contents

Day 1

Chapter 1: Course Introduction

Chapter 2: Junos Layer 2 Packet Handling and Security Features

  • Transparent Mode Security
  • Secure Wire
  • Layer 2 Next Generation Ethernet Switching
  • MACsec
  • Lab 1: Implementing Layer 2 Security

Chapter 3: Virtualization

  • Virtualization Overview
  • Routing Instances
  • Logical Systems
  • Lab 2: Implementing Junos Virtual Routing

Chapter 4: AppSecure Theory

  • AppSecure Overview
  • AppID
  • AppTrack
  • AppFW
  • AppQoS

Day 2

Chapter 5: AppSecure Implementation

  • AppTrack
  • AppFW
  • AppQoS
  • APBR
  • SSL Proxy
  • Lab 3: Implementing AppSecure

Chapter 6: Sky ATP Concepts and Setup

  • Sky ATP Overview
  • Sky ATP Features
  • Sky ATP Setup
  • Sky ATP Enrollment Troubleshooting

Chapter 7: Sky ATP Implementation

  • Configuring Sky ATP using the Web UI
  • Configuring Sky ATP with Security Director
  • Monitoring Infected Hosts
  • Infected Host Case Study
  • Lab 4: Implementing Sky ATP Demo

Day 3

Chapter 8: SDSN with Policy Enforcer

  • Policy Enforcer Overview
  • Configuring Policy Enforcer and SDSN
  • Infected Host Case Study
  • Lab 5: Implementing SDSN with Policy Enforcer

Chapter 9: Implementing UTM

  • UTM Overview
  • AntiSpam
  • AntiVirus
  • Content and Web Filtering
  • Lab 6: Implementing UTM

Day 4

Chapter 10: Introduction to IPS

  • IPS Overview
  • Network Asset Protection
  • Intrusion Attack Methods
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • IPS Inspection Walkthrough

Chapter 11: IPS Policy and Configuration

  • SRX IPS Requirements
  • IPS Operation Modes
  • Basic IPS Policy Review
  • IPS Rulebase Operations
  • Lab 7: Implementing Basic IPS Policy

Chapter 12: SSL Proxy

  • SSL Proxy Overview
  • Client-Protection SSL Proxy
  • Server-Protection SSL Proxy
  • SSL Proxy Case Study

Day 5

Chapter 13: User Authentication

  • User Role Firewall and Integrated User Firewall Overview
  • User Role Firewall Implementation
  • Monitoring User Role Firewall
  • Integrated User Firewall Implementation
  • Monitoring Integrated User Firewall
  • Lab 8: Configure User Role Firewall and Integrated User Firewall

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Reporting

  • Log Director Overview
  • Log Director Installation
  • Working with Log Events
  • Alerts and Reports
  • Lab 9: Deploying Log Director

Appendix A: SRX Series Hardware and Interfaces

  • Branch SRX Platform Overview
  • High End SRX Platform Overview
  • SRX Traffic Flow and Distribution
  • SRX Interfaces

Appendix B: Virtual SRX

  • Virtualization Overview
  • Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking
  • Overview of the vSRX Platform
  • Deployment Scenarios for the vSRX
  • Integrating vSRX with AWS

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