Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

Attendees will learn how to deploy proxy services with Cisco WSA, utilize authentication, configure decryption policies to control HTTPS traffic, understand differentiated traffic access policies and identification profiles, enforce acceptable use control settings, defend against malware and perform Cisco WSA administration and troubleshooting.

Engineers who want to have in-depth knowledge of Cisco WSA to secure web gateways, provide malware protection and use policy controls to address the challenges of securing and controlling web traffic.

Attendees will learn how to deploy proxy services with Cisco WSA, utilize authentication, configure decryption policies to control HTTPS traffic, understand differentiated traffic access policies and identification profiles, enforce acceptable use control settings, defend against malware and perform Cisco WSA administration and troubleshooting.

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

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

CCNA level of networking skills is highly recommended.

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