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FIT5027

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Asad Khan

Synopsis

Layered structure of networks, security threats in an open network environment, and basic security. Detailed exposition of major tools and protocols used in VPNs, including firewalls, IPSec, Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP), Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP), Terminal Access Control Access Control System (TACACS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and SOCKS. Exposition of principles and methodologies for the design and implementation of Intranets and Extranets using VPNs.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of all major protocols used for VPN;
  • detailed knowledge and understanding of VPN architectures including interaction with firewalls
  • develop an understanding of major issues in implementing the protocols;
  • have the knowledge and skills to objectively compare and contrast various VPN protocols (eg. L2TP with IPSec and the platform specific variations);
  • have the knowledge and skills to enable them to design and implement standard and non-standard VPNs.

Assessment

Assignments: 60%; Labwork and Test: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Asad Khan

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prohibitions

CPE5006

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5027/