Cisco SITCS 1.0: Configuring Cisco Web Security Appliance

This path is designed to prepare security engineers with the knowledge covering advanced firewall architecture and configuration with the Cisco next-generation firewall, utilizing access, and identity policies. It is also suitable for students interested in pursuing their Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification.


Expected Duration
86 minutes

Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) enables you to control user access based on the web server category of a particular HTTP or HTTPS request. Using access policy groups, you can create access policies that control access to websites containing objectionable or questionable content. The sites that are blocked, allowed, or decrypted depend on the categories that you select when you set up URL category filtering within each policy group. In this course, you will learn acceptable use controls provided by the Cisco WSA and the anti-malware feature and its implementation on the Cisco WSA. You will also learn how to configure decryption policies on Cisco Web Security Appliance and the data security controls available on the Cisco WSA. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS) 1.0 (300-207 SITCS) exam.


Configuring Cisco WSA Acceptable Use Control

  • start the course
  • provide an overview of the two main Cisco Web Security Appliance acceptable use controls
  • describe the process of categorizing a web site
  • describe Cisco Application Visibility Control
  • describe streaming media bandwidth control
  • describe how to use the policies table
  • describe how to configure URL filtering
  • describe the URL category reports
  • describe how to configure AVC
  • Configuring Cisco WSA Anti-Malware Controls

  • describe the Cisco WSA DVS engine
  • describe the differences between Webroot with Sophos or McAfee
  • describe the Cisco WSA adaptive scanning feature
  • describe the Cisco Web Reputation Filters
  • describe how to enable global Scanning Engines, Web Reputation Filtering and Adaptive Scanning
  • describe the inbound reputation filtering and malware scanning configuration
  • describe the outbound malware scanning configuration
  • Configuring Cisco WSA Decryption

  • describe the HTTPS proxy operation
  • describe the invalid certificate handling
  • describe how to configure decryption policies
  • Configuring Cisco WSA Data Security Controls

  • describe data security on the Cisco WSA
  • describe data security policies
  • describe how to control uploaded content
  • Practice: Managing a Cisco Web Security Appliance

  • configure Web Security Appliance anti-malware controls




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