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Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

The Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) course shows you how to implement, use, and maintain Cisco® Web Security Appliance (WSA), powered by Cisco Talos, to provide advanced protection for business email and control against web security threats. 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.

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
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
Command Line Interface

After taking this course, you should be able to:

Describe Cisco WSA
Deploy proxy services
Utilize authentication
Describe decryption policies to control HTTPS traffic
Understand differentiated traffic access policies and identification profiles
Enforce acceptable use control settings
Defend against malware
Describe data security and data loss prevention
Perform administration and troubleshooting
Security architects
System designers
Network administrators
Operations engineers
Network managers, network or security technicians, and security engineers and managers responsible for web security
Cisco integrators and partners

To fully benefit from this course, you should have knowledge of these topics:

TCP/IP services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS
IP routing

You are expected to have one or more of the following basic technical competencies orequivalent knowledge:

Cisco certification (CCENT certification or higher)
Relevant industry certification [International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), Computing Technology Industry Association(CompTIA) Security+, International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants(EC-Council), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), ISACA]
Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
Windows expertise: Microsoft [Microsoft Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)], CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)


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