Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics Security, Management, and Optimization (CNS-320)

Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall to secure application access in their Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler MAS to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment, or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. Specifically:

  • Administrators
  • Implementers / Engineers
  • Architects

Prerequisite

Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following courses:

  • CNS-102 NetScaler Overview (free online training from Citrix)

AND

  • CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management (GK 4568)

OR

  • CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway (GK 4569)

Citrix also recommends an understanding of the following concepts and technologies:

  • Functionalities and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler
  • Basic NetScaler network architecture
  • Obtaining, installing, and managing NetScaler licenses
  • Use of NetScaler traffic management features
  • Basic Networking
  • Windows and Linux Server administration
  • Web Services
  • SSL encryption and certificates
  • Common web services attacks
  • 3rd party Network Management tools

Expected Duration
5 day

Description

Students will learn the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall including types of web attacks, protections and signatures, the adaptive learning engine, AppFirewall policies and profiles, troubleshooting, and additional pertinent NetScaler security features.

Students will learn the skills required for deploying and utilizing the NetScaler Management and Analytics System including the ability to manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally, orchestrate configuration changes, report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment, visualize infrastructure, and plan expansions. Students will also learn how to implement features including Caching, Frontend Optimization, NetScaler Web logging, and TCP/HTTP optimization to optimize traffic managed by a NetScaler environment.

At the end of the course, students will be able to configure NetScaler environments to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall, as well as automate and manage network services for scale-out application architectures with Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System and optimize NetScaler managed application delivery traffic.

Objective

Days 1-3

Application Firewall Overview

  • AppFirewall solution Security Model (include signature)
  • Overview of types of attacks
  • PCIDSS
  • Adaptive Learning Engine
  • Packet Processing and Inspection
  • Log Files view violations

Policies and Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings

Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Metacharacters and Literal Characters
  • Escapes
  • Quantifiers
  • Back Referencing
  • Lookaheads
  • Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections

  • Data Flow with AppFirewall
  • Security Checks
  • AppFirewall Actions
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures
  • Code Quality (HTML Comment Striping)
  • Buffer Overflow
  • SQL injection
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Cookie Tampering
  • Cookie Protection
  • Parameter Tampering
  • Server Misconfiguration
  • Form Protections
  • Identity Theft – CC Safe Object
  • URL Protections Start URL and Deny URL
  • CSRF

Application Firewall Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Security Insight
  • HTTP Callout
  • Rate-Limit
  • AppQOE
  • IP Reputation

Days 4-5

Introduction

  • NetScaler MAS Introduction and Configuration
  • Using NetScaler MAS to Manage and Monitor NetScalers
  • Using NetScaler MAS to Manage NetScaler configurations

MAS analytics

  • Optimization
  • Caching
  • Frontend Optimization
  • TCP/HTTP optimization

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$5,000.00

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