Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
DTEK8063 Firewall and IPS Technology 5 ECTS
Organised by
Information and Communication Technology
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

After completing this course a student has both detailed theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on laboratory experience in different Firewall and IPS technologies. The student is capable of specifying, designing, administering and analyzing network security solutions based on both commercial and open source firewall and IPS software, and has a general understanding of network security.


Firewalls and their role in network security. Theoretical background and practical implementation. Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and firewalls. Intrusion prevention and detection fundamentals. Theoretical background of traffic identification and classification. Network topologies and security design issues. Practical exercises on real Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs) and firewalls in a controlled environment. Guest lectures from industry partners on firewall and IPS related topics.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Lectures, exercises, learning journals and/or exam


Numeric 0-5.

Further information

Modes of study and evaluation are subject to change due to circumstance, and are separately affirmed in the curriculum for each academic year. Attendance numbers on the course are limited by available lab resources. The exact course capacity is defined in the curriculum for each academic year.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)
Finnish Study Modules