Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

Detailed Outlines

Course Outlines

Module 1: Reviewing the System

  • S Series
  • VM
  • Cisco Cloud Web Security Management Series
  • Architecture overview
  • Terms and definitions
  • Management tools (such as Splunk)

Module 2: Installing and Verifying the Cisco WSA

  • Install and verify the installation of the Cisco WSA and Cisco Security Management Appliance
  • Configure and verify Layer 4 traffic monitoring (L4TM)

Module 3: Deploying Proxy Services

  • Contrast the different proxy modes
  • Configure, and manage proxy services, such as proxy autoconfiguraiton (PAC) and Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)
  • Deploy the S-Series native FTP proxy and Socks Proxy
  • Interpret the proxy access log and http headers.

Module 4: Utilizing Authentication

  • Describe and configure NT LAN Manager (NTLM), including the new multiforest configuration and machine authentication
  • Configure transparent user identification for Active Directory
  • Configure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication
  • Create authentication based access polices
  • Interpret authentication information in the access log

Module 5: Configuring Polices

  • Describe the various S-Series policy types
  • Configure access polices, identities, and authentication exemptions

Module 6: Enforcing Acceptable Use

  • Enforce acceptable use policies
  • Enable and configure URL filters
  • Utilize custom URL categories

Module 7: Enforcing Acceptable Use—Advanced Topics

  • Describe application visibility and control
  • Optimize application visibility and control for company polices
  • Configure media bandwidth
  • Recognize Software as a Service (SaaS) access controls
  • Utilize HTTPS inspections

Module 8: Defending Against Malware

  • Defending web reputation scores (WBRS)
  • Configure anti-malware scanning using adaptive scanning

Module 9: Configuring Data Security

  • Apply data security policy
  • Test data loss prevention (DLP)
Module 10: Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Describe the Cisco Cloud Web Security framework
  • Deploy Cisco Cloud Web Security with or without the Cisco WSA in Cloud Web Security Connector mode

Module 11: Using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

  • Integrate the Cisco AnyConnect client with the Cisco WSA and Cisco Cloud Web Security

Module 12: Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

  • Create and customize reports on both the Cisco WSA and ScanSafe,
  • Administer the Cisco WSA including shut, reboot, upgrade, revert, logs, and SNMP
  • Create and make use of administrator accounts
Lab 1-1: Accessing the Cisco Remote Lab
Lab 2-1: Installing and Verifying Cisco WSA
Lab 3-1: Deploying Proxy Services
Lab 4-1: Utilizing Authentication
Lab 5-1: Configuring WSA Policies
Lab 6-1: Enforcing Acceptable Use
Lab 7-1: Enforcing Acceptable Use—Advanced Topics
Lab 8-1: Defending Against Malware
Lab 9-1: Configuring Data Security
Lab 10-1: Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security
Lab 12-1: Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

Objectives and Pre-requisites

Course Objectives

  • Reviewing the system
  • Installing and verifying the Cisco WSA
  • Deploying proxy services
  • Utilizing authentication
  • Configuring polices
  • Enforcing acceptable use
  • Defending against malware
  • Configuring data security policies
  • Deploying Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Using Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Performing administration and troubleshooting


The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • TCP/IP services, including Domain Name Server (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS is assumed.
  • Experience with IP routing is assumed.

Classroom training
Duration: 2 days
Price: US$ ----
CLC: 20

Course Schedule:
Egypt, Cairo,  Jan 2015
Dubai,  Feb, 2015
Qatar, Doha, May 2015

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