CCNP Security - SWSA

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0

CCNP Security - SWSA
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Course Description

The Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0 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.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will 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

Program of Study

  • 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

  • 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

Duration and Structure

Expected Duration:  2 days.

Lessons comprise both theory and practical aspects and include:

• Live instructors’ presentations at our facilities or based on BDL (Blended Distance Learning)
• Exercises and e-learning at networking academy web site
• Hands-on experience: exercises, case studies and troubleshooting on our lab equipments


Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0 09/11/2023 09/15/2023 Open Admissions  
Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) v3.0 11/20/2023 11/24/2023 Open Admissions  

Course Conditions and Fees


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 or equivalent 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+)

Our prices are in Euros and don’t include VAT/tax.

Fees include:  Live instructors’ presentations at our facilities, course material ( Cisco official Kits) and CLP Certificate of course completion. 

Transport, accommodation, meals and other supplementary expenses are not included in the training fees.

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