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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 (incl. tax)
  • United Arab Emirates: US$ 2,310.-
  • Saudi Arabia: US$ 2,310.-
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Middle East
United Arab Emirates
02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019 Dubai Course language: English
11/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 Dubai Course language: English
02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019 Doha Course language: English
02/10/2019 - 03/10/2019 Cairo Course language: English
11/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 Cairo Course language: English
14/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 Munich
30/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 Düsseldorf
05/03/2020 - 06/03/2020 Frankfurt
02/04/2020 - 03/04/2020 Berlin
04/05/2020 - 05/05/2020 Münster
08/06/2020 - 09/06/2020 Munich
02/07/2020 - 03/07/2020 Hamburg
30/07/2020 - 31/07/2020 Berlin
Czech Republic
11/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Prague
19/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Paris
28/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 Paris
06/02/2020 - 07/02/2020 Paris
09/04/2020 - 10/04/2020 Paris
16/09/2019 - 17/09/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/Budapest
19/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Rome
19/12/2019 - 20/12/2019 Milan
28/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 Lisbon
21/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 Madrid
United Kingdom
02/04/2020 - 03/04/2020 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Europe/London
North America
United States
14/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 Online Training Time zone: US/Central Course language: English
14/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 Online Training Time zone: Canada/Central Course language: English
Latin America
04/11/2019 - 05/11/2019 Online Training Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo Course language: Portuguese
21/10/2019 - 22/10/2019 Online Training Time zone: America/Bogota Course language: Spanish
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.