SWSA Securing the Web with Cisco Security Appliance

Course Code: SWSA   Duration: 2 Days   Price: £1,450+VAT
Overview

Learn how to implement, use, and maintain a 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 will 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.

Audience

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

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco WSA
  • Deploy proxy services
  • Utilize authentication
  • Describe decryption policies to control HTTPS traffic
  • Understand differentiated traffic access policies and identification profiles
  • Enforce acceptable use control settings
  • Defend against malware
  • Describe data security and data loss prevention
  • Perform administration and troubleshooting
Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • 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 or higher) -ICND1 Recommended
  • Relevant industry certification (ISC)2, (CompTIA) Security+, EC-Council, GIAC, ISACA
  • Cisco Net 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+)

Recommended Pre-Requisites

 

Course Contents

Describing Cisco WSA

  • 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)

 

Deploying Proxy Services

  • 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

  • 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)

 

Creating Decryption Policies to Control HTTPS Traffic

  • 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

  • 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

 

Defending Against Malware

  • 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

 

Enforcing Acceptable Use Control Settings

  • 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

 

Data Security and Data Loss Prevention

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

 

Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

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

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Configure the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Lab 2: Deploy Proxy Services
  • Lab 3: Configure Proxy Authentication
  • Lab 4: Configure HTTPS Inspection
  • Lab 5: Create and Enforce a Time/Date-Based Acceptable Use Policy
  • Lab 6: Configure Advanced Malware Protection
  • Lab 7: Configure Referrer Header Exceptions
  • Lab 8: Utilize Third-Party Security Feeds and MS Office 365 External Feed
  • Lab 9: Validate an Intermediate Certificate
  • Lab 10: View Reporting Services and Web Tracking
  • Lab 11: Perform Centralized Cisco AsyncOS Software Upgrade Using Cisco SMA
Exam Information

This course is recommended as preparation for the following exam:

  • 300-725 - Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance

 

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