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Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance

This course has been designed to help learners understand how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot a Cisco Web Security Applicance (WSA). Students will learn how to design, configure, administer, monitor, and troubleshoot the Cisco Web Security Appliance(WSA) in small to medium-sized business and enterprise installations. Extensive lab exercises provide attendees with critical hands-on product experience, providing a safe environment to experiment with malware etc.

Target Audience:

Individuals involved with the deployment and installation of the Cisco's Web Security Appliances, or Channel Partner's looking to achieve accreditation.

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Learning 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

Pre-Requisites

Delegates should meet the following prerequisites :

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP services, including Domain Name Server (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS is assumed. - Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices pt2 Recommended
  • Experience with IP Routing

Course Content

Reviewing the System

  • Customer Use Cases
  • Cisco Web Security Appliance Models and Architecture

Installing and Verifying the Cisco Web Security Appliance

  • Review the Cisco Security Management Appliance
  • Install and Verify Cisco Web Security Appliance Hardware
  • Install and Verify the Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance for VMware
  • Run the system set-up Wizard
  • Configure L4TM

Configuring Virtual Web Security Appliance Connector to Cisco Cloud Web Security

  • Review Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Connect to Cisco Cloud Web Security Using the Cloud Web Security Connector

Deploying Proxy Services

  • Contrast Proxy Modes
  • Review PAC Files
  • Configure and Manage Proxy Services
  • Deploy Native FTP Proxy
  • Read Proxy Access Log and HTTP Headers

Utilizing Authentication

  • Configure NTLM and Proxy Authentication
  • Identify Authentication Settings and Realms
  • Describe LDAP Authentication and Authorization
  • Troubleshoot Joining Domains and Test Authentication

Configuring Policies

  • Configure Access Policies and Identities
  • Configure Authentication Exemptions
  • Review Access Log Tags

Enforcing Acceptable Use

  • Enable URL Categories and Filters
  • Configure Application Visibility and Control
  • Describe SaaS Access Control
  • Use HTTPS Inspection
  • Configure HTTPS Proxy Settings

Enforcing Acceptable Use - Advanced Topics

  • Configure Application Visibility and Control - Advanced Topics
  • Describe SaaS Access Control - Advanced Topics
  • Configure Web Usage Controls and URL Categories
  • View Logging and Reporting

Defending Against Malware

  • Describe and Configure WBRS
  • Describe and Configure Anti-Malware Scanning
  • Describe and Configure Advanced Malware Protection
  • Interpret ACL Tags Relevant to Anti-Malware

Configuring Data Security

  • Configure Data Security
  • Configure Data Loss Prevention(DLP)
  • Describe Access and Data Security Logs

Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security

  • Cisco Cloud Web Security Features and Benefits
  • Explain Cisco Cloud Attach Model

Using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

  • Describe Cisco AnyConnect Web Security
  • Integrate the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

  • Describe Report Administration
  • Monitor the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Configure W3C Logging
  • Perform Other Administrative Tasks
  • Describe Hardware Redundancy
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Web Security Appliance

Labs

  • Hardware Challenge Lab 1: Access the Cisco Remote Lab
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 2: Installing and Verifying the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 3: Deploying Proxy Services
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 4: Utilizing Authentication
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 5: Configuring Cisco WSA Policies
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 6: Enforcing Acceptable Use
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 7: Enforcing Acceptable Use—Advanced Topics
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 8: Defending Against Malware
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 9: Configuring Data Security
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 10: Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 11: Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

Exams & Certification

Recommended preparation for exam(s) :

  • WSFE - 700-281 - This exam is only required for Field engineers looking to meet the Cisco Channel Partner requirements for Express Security - Web.

Pre-Reading

Delegates looking for training on Cisco's Email Security Appliance should consider:

  • SESA - Securing your Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • PASESA - Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance  - Channel Partners Only

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