Cisco WSA Training

Cisco WSA Training

Course Overview

In this comprehensive two-day training course containing hands-on labs, demos, and presentations, you will learn to install, configure, operate, and maintain the S-Series web security appliances. You will focus on HTTP and HTTPS proxy services, L4 traffic monitoring, authentication and web access control, URL filtering, anti-malware filtering, troubleshooting S-Series configuration issues, and S-Series deployment.

You will also see how the WSA is used in a SAAS scenario (Security-As-A-Service) and how Cisco WSA can inspect HTTPS traffic. Hands-on labs provide you with a safe environment to experiment with malware and attempt configurations that might not be appropriate for a production network. This is formally an IronPort email and web security gateway and management products, currently referred to as Cisco Email Security and Cisco Web Security.

What will I Learn?

    • HTTP and HTTPS proxy services L4 traffic monitoring
    • Authentication and web access control
    • URL filtering anti-malware filtering
    • Anti-malware filtering using reputation, anti-virus and anti-phishing
    • Troubleshoot S-Series configuration issues
    • S-Series deployment

Course Outline

  • Reviewing the System
  • Installing and Verifying the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Configuring Virtual Web Security Appliance Connector to Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Deploying Proxy Services
  • Utilizing Authentication
  • Configuring Policies
  • Enforcing Acceptable Use with URL Categories
  • Enforcing Acceptable Use: Advanced Topics with Application Visibility and Controls
  • Using Cisco WSA for Security-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Defending Against Malware with Reputation score and anti-malware scanning
  • Configuring Data Security to prevent Data Loss
  • Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security including Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Performing Administration and Troubleshooting


  • Lab 1: Access the Cisco Remote Lab
  • Lab 2: Installing and Verifying the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Lab 3: Deploying Proxy Services
  • Lab 4: Utilizing Authentication
  • Lab 5: Configuring Cisco WSA Policies
  • Lab 6: Enforcing Acceptable Use
  • Lab 7: Enforcing Acceptable Use: Advanced Topics
  • Lab 8: Defending Against Malware
  • Lab 9: Configuring Data Security
  • Lab 10: Describing Cisco Cloud Web Security
  • Lab 11: Performing Administration and Troubleshooting

Who should attend

  • Security architects and system designers
  • Network administrators and operations engineers
  • Network or security managers responsible for web security

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