The Web Security appliance is a robust, secure, efficient device that protects corporate networks against web-based malware and spyware programs that can compromise corporate security and expose intellectual property. The Web Security appliance includes protection for standard communication protocols, such as HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.
Malware (malicious software) is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owners consent. It can be any kind of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code. Web-based malware includes spyware, system monitors, adware, phishing and pharming techniques, keystroke (key) loggers, browser hijackers, trojan horses, and more.
Web-based malware is a rapidly growing threat, responsible for significant corporate downtime, productivity losses and major strains on IT resources. Additionally, companies run the risk of violating compliance and data privacy regulations if their networks become compromised by malware. Companies run the risk of expensive legal costs and exposure of intellectual property.
Prior to attending our CISCO WSA Course Training, students should be familiar with:
- Knowledge of TCP/IP services, including Domain Name Server (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS is assumed. - ICND2 Recommended
- Experience with IP Routing
- 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