Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code SWSA

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Overview

The Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0 course shows you how to implement, use, and maintain Cisco® Web Security Appliance (WSA), powered by Cisco Talos, to provide advanced protection for business email and control against web security threats. Through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to deploy proxy services, use authentication, implement policies to control HTTPS traffic and access, implement use control settings and policies, use the solution’s anti-malware features, implement data security and data loss prevention, perform administration of Cisco WSA solution, and more.

Objectives

After you complete this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco WSA
  • Install and verify the WSA
  • Deploy proxy services for the WSA
  • Utilize authentication with the WSA
  • Configure various policies for the WSA
  • Enforce acceptable use using the WSA
  • Defend against malware
  • Configure data security
  • Describe Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Use Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Perform Administration and Troubleshooting of WSA's

Target Audience

Individuals involved in the deployment, installation and administration of a Cisco Web Security Appliance.

Training Partners

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Modules

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Describing Cisco WSA (11 topics)

  • Technology Use Case
  • Cisco WSA Solution
  • Cisco WSA Features
  • Cisco WSA Architecture
  • Proxy Service
  • Integrated Layer 4 Traffic Monitor
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Cisco Cognitive Intelligence
  • Management Tools
  • Cisco Advanced Web Security Reporting (AWSR) and Third-Party Integration
  • Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA)

Creating Decryption Policies to Control HTTPS Traffic (6 topics)

  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Inspection Overview
  • Certificate Overview
  • Overview of HTTPS Decryption Policies
  • Activating HTTPS Proxy Function
  • Access Control List (ACL) Tags for HTTPS Inspection
  • Access Log Examples

Understanding Differentiated Traffic Access Policies and Identification Profiles (9 topics)

  • Overview of Access Policies
  • Access Policy Groups
  • Overview of Identification Profiles
  • Identification Profiles and Authentication
  • Access Policy and Identification Profiles Processing Order
  • Other Policy Types
  • Access Log Examples
  • ACL Decision Tags and Policy Groups
  • Enforcing Time-Based and Traffic Volume Acceptable Use Policies, and End User Notifications

Deploying Proxy Services (11 topics)

  • Explicit Forward Mode vs. Transparent Mode
  • Transparent Mode Traffic Redirection
  • Web Cache Control Protocol
  • Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) Upstream and Downstream Flow
  • Proxy Bypass
  • Proxy Caching
  • Proxy Auto-Config (PAC) Files
  • FTP Proxy
  • Socket Secure (SOCKS) Proxy
  • Proxy Access Log and HTTP Headers
  • Customizing Error Notifications with End User Notification (EUN) Pages

Utilizing Authentication (10 topics)

  • Authentication Protocols
  • Authentication Realms
  • Tracking User Credentials
  • Explicit (Forward) and Transparent Proxy Mode
  • Bypassing Authentication with Problematic Agents
  • Reporting and Authentication
  • Re-Authentication
  • FTP Proxy Authentication
  • Troubleshooting Joining Domains and Test Authentication
  • Integration with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Enforcing Acceptable Use Control Settings (8 topics)

  • Controlling Web Usage
  • URL Filtering
  • URL Category Solutions
  • Dynamic Content Analysis Engine
  • Web Application Visibility and Control
  • Enforcing Media Bandwidth Limits
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Access Control
  • Filtering Adult Content

Defending Against Malware (8 topics)

  • Web Reputation Filters
  • Anti-Malware Scanning
  • Scanning Outbound Traffic
  • Anti-Malware and Reputation in Policies
  • File Reputation Filtering and File Analysis
  • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection
  • File Reputation and Analysis Features
  • Integration with Cisco Cognitive Intelligence

Data Security and Data Loss Prevention (4 topics)

  • Data Security
  • Cisco Data Security Solution
  • Data Security Policy Definitions
  • Data Security Logs

References (15 topics)

  • Comparing Cisco WSA Models
  • Comparing Cisco SMA Models
  • Overview of Connect, Install, and Configure
  • Deploying the Cisco Web Security Appliance Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Template
  • Mapping Cisco Web Security Appliance Virtual Machine (VM) Ports to Correct Networks
  • Connecting to the Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance
  • Enabling Layer 4 Traffic Monitor (L4TM)
  • Accessing and Running the System Setup Wizard
  • Reconnecting to the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • High Availability Overview
  • Hardware Redundancy
  • Introducing Common Address Redundancy Protocol (CARP)
  • Configuring Failover Groups for High Availability
  • Feature Comparison Across Traffic Redirection Options
  • Architecture Scenarios When Deploying Cisco AnyConnect® Secure Mobility

Performing Administration and Troubleshooting (6 topics)

  • Monitor the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Cisco WSA Reports
  • Monitoring System Activity Through Logs
  • System Administration Tasks
  • Troubleshooting
  • Command Line Interface

Labs (11 topics)

  • Configure the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Deploy Proxy Services
  • Configure Proxy Authentication
  • Configure HTTPS Inspection
  • Create and Enforce a Time/Date-Based Acceptable Use Policy
  • Configure Advanced Malware Protection
  • Configure Referrer Header Exceptions
  • Utilize Third-Party Security Feeds and MS Office 365 External Feed
  • Validate an Intermediate Certificate
  • View Reporting Services and Web Tracking
  • Perform Centralized Cisco AsyncOS Software Upgrade Using Cisco SMA

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have knowledge of these topics:

  • TCP/IP services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS
  • IP routing

You are expected to have one or more of the following basic technical competencies or equivalent knowledge:

  • Cisco certification (CCENT certification or higher)
  • Relevant industry certification [International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+, International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), ISACA]
  • Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
  • Windows expertise: Microsoft [Microsoft Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)], CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)

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Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
SWSA
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
2 Days $4,650
26-27
SWSA 2 Days $4,650
26-27
SWSA
Zoom Virtual Centre
2 Days $1,930

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