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Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)


Who should attend

  • 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 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+)

Course Objectives

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.

This class will help you:

  • Implement Cisco WSA to secure web gateways, provide malware protection, and use policy controls to address the challenges of securing and controlling web traffic
  • Gain valuable hands-on skills for high-demand responsibilities focused on web security

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

Follow On Courses

Course Content

  • Describing Cisco WSA
  • Deploying Proxy Services
  • Utilizing Authentication
  • Creating Decryption Policies to Control HTTPS Traffic
  • Understanding Differentiated Traffic Access Policies and Identification Profiles
  • Defending Against Malware
  • Enforcing Acceptable Use Control Settings
  • Data Security and Data Loss Prevention
  • Performing Administration and Troubleshooting
  • References
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Egypt: US$ 1,995.-
Click on town name to book Schedule
02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019 Cairo Course language: English
11/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 Cairo Course language: English

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