Cisco WSA


Cisco WSA

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 RecommendedExperience with IP Routing

Course Objectives

Describe the Cisco WSAInstall and verify the WSADeploy proxy services for the WSAUtilize authentication with the WSAConfigure various policies for the WSAEnforce acceptable use using the WSADefend against malwareConfigure data securityDescribe Cisco Cloud Web SecurityUse Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility ClientPerform Administration and Troubleshooting of WSA's  

Course Curriculum

Section 1 : Reviewing the System
Customer Use CasesCisco Web Security Appliance Models and Architecture
Section 2 : Installing and Verifying the Cisco Web Security Appliance
Review the Cisco Security Management ApplianceInstall and Verify Cisco Web Security Appliance HardwareInstall and Verify the Cisco Web Security Virtual Appliance for VMwareRun the system set-up WizardConfigure L4TM
Section 3 : Configuring Virtual Web Security Appliance Connector to Cisco Cloud Web Security
Review Cisco Cloud Web SecurityConnect to Cisco Cloud Web Security Using the Cloud Web Security Connector
Section 4 : Deploying Proxy Services
Contrast Proxy ModesReview PAC FilesConfigure and Manage Proxy ServicesDeploy Native FTP ProxyRead Proxy Access Log and HTTP Headers
Section 5 : Utilizing Authentication
Configure NTLM and Proxy AuthenticationIdentify Authentication Settings and RealmsDescribe LDAP Authentication and AuthorizationTroubleshoot Joining Domains and Test Authentication
Section 6 : Configuring Policies
Configure Access Policies and IdentitiesConfigure Authentication ExemptionsReview Access Log Tags
Section 7 : Enforcing Acceptable Use
Enable URL Categories and FiltersConfigure Application Visibility and ControlDescribe SaaS Access ControlUse HTTPS InspectionConfigure HTTPS Proxy Settings
Section 8 : Enforcing Acceptable Use - Advanced Topics
Configure Application Visibility and Control – Advanced TopicsDescribe SaaS Access Control – Advanced TopicsConfigure Web Usage Controls and URL CategoriesView Logging and Reporting
Section 9 : Defending Against Malware
Describe and Configure WBRSDescribe and Configure Anti-Malware ScanningDescribe and Configure Advanced Malware ProtectionInterpret ACL Tags Relevant to Anti-Malware
Section 10 : Configuring Data Security
Configure Data SecurityConfigure Data Loss Prevention(DLP)Describe Access and Data Security Logs
Section 11 : Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security
Cisco Cloud Web Security Features and BenefitsExplain Cisco Cloud Attach Model
Section 12 : Using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Describe Cisco AnyConnect Web SecurityIntegrate the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Section 13 : Performing Administration and Troubleshooting
Describe Report AdministrationMonitor the Cisco Web Security ApplianceConfigure W3C LoggingPerform Other Administrative TasksDescribe Hardware RedundancyTroubleshooting the Cisco Web Security Appliance