Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance For Partners (PASWSA)

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance For Partners (PASWSA)


Duration: 2 days
Course Overview

PASWSA - Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance For Partners - Partner Only Training: PASWSA, Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security (formerly Cisco IronPort S-Series) course is an instructor-led training class for Cisco customers. It has hands-on labs, demos and presentations to help students learn technical aspects of Cisco Web Security Appliances (WSA). This comprehensive two-day training course covers how to install, configure, operate and maintain the WSA. Attendees receive in-depth instruction on the most commonly used product features, with an emphasis on the outline below. Extensive lab exercises provide attendees with critical hands-on product experience. The live lab facilities provide a safe environment to experiment with malware, and also to try configurations that might not be appropriate for a production network. At the end of the course attendees will be able to install, operate and maintain the WSA appliances.


Course Objectives

  • HTTP and HTTPS proxy services
  • L4 traffic monitoring
  • Authentication and web access control
  • URL filtering Anti-malware filtering
  • Troubleshooting WSA configuration issues
  • WSA deployment
Course Content

  • Course & Product Overview
  • WSA Policy Framework
  • WSA: Utilizing Authentication
  • WSA: Enforcing Acceptable Use
  • WSA: Defending Against Malware
  • Deploying the WSA
  • ScanSafe Policy Framework
  • Deploying Scansafe
  • Reporting
  • Troubleshooting
Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • A basic understanding of TCP / IP services, including DNS, SSH, FTP, NTP and SNMP.
  • A basic understanding of IP routing.
  • Familiarity with HTTP and HTTPS, including an understanding of web-server and browser administration and operation.
  • It is helpful but not mandatory that attendees have experience with Cisco Email Security Appliances and/or ScanSafe products.
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