• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to deploy proxy services, use authentication, implement policies to control HTTPS traffic and access, implement use control settings and policies, use the solution’s anti-malware features, implement data security and data loss prevention, perform administration of Cisco WSA solution, and more. This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (300-725 SWSA), which leads to CCNP® Security and the Cisco Certified Specialist – Web Content Security certifications. The 300-725 SWSA exam certifies your knowledge of Cisco Web Security Appliance including proxy services, authentication, decryption policies, differentiated traffic access policies and identification policies, acceptable use control settings, malware defense, and data security and data loss prevention.

Learning Objectives

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

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Investigation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Network Services
  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Threat Analysis
  • Training, Education, and Awareness
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management