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Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance v3.0 (SWSA)

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance v3.0 (SWSA)

Overview

Duration : 2 Days

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 taking 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

Course Outline

 

1.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)

 

2. 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

 

3. 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)

 

4. 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

 

5. 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

 

6. 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

 

7. 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

 

8. Data Security and Data Loss Prevention

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

 

9. 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

 

10. References

  • 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

 

Lab Outline

  • 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

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Course 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+)
Course ID:
SWSA


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