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This is very introductory textbook on the topic of network security that’s copyrighted 2014 with first printing in october 2013
Yet, in chapter 4, “firewall practical applications”, the author uses as an example the cisco pix 515e firewall for which cisco announced end of life in 2008
While no one denies that security has a long history and many security principles are simply timeless, a publication on network defenses copyrighted 2014 ought to have a sprinkle of more recent references, especially given the evolution of networking and security threats over the last decade
Having slammed the book for its dated product examples (there are a few more than just the pix 515e), i would consider it a nice compilation of introductory info on a range of security topics, including encryption and firewall fundamentals, assessing system security, security standards and more