Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

Course Description

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

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.

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA) is one of the concentration electives you can take to certify for the CCNP Security Certification. To complete CCNP Security you will need to pass the Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (350-701 SCOR) exam or its equivalent.

This course prepares you for the Cisco Certified Specialist - Web Content Security Certification.  

Required exam and recommended training
300-725 SWSA Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)

Certification track - CCNP Security Certification
SCOR (Core) + SWSA (Concentration elective) = CCNP Security Certification

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (300-725 SWSA), which leads to CCNP® Security and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Web Content Security.

This exam certifies your knowledge of Cisco Web Security Appliance including proxy services, authentication, decryption policies, differentiated traffic access policies and identification policies, acceptable use control settings, malware defense, and data security and data loss prevention. 

After you pass 300-725 SWSA:

Learning Objectives

  • 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

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


  • 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+)


  1. Configure the Cisco Web Security Appliance
  2. Deploy Proxy Services
  3. Configure Proxy Authentication
  4. Configure HTTPS Inspection
  5. Create and Enforce a Time/Date-Based Acceptable Use Policy
  6. Configure Advanced Malware Protection
  7. Configure Referrer Header Exceptions
  8. Utilize Third-Party Security Feeds and MS Office 365 External Feed
  9. Validate an Intermediate Certificate
  10. View Reporting Services and Web Tracking
  11. Perform Centralized Cisco AsyncOS Software Upgrade Using Cisco SMA

Course Information

Length: 2 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Geography & Location
Jan 10, 2022 - 2 day(s)
Jan 10, 2022
Remote Central Time
AMER, Remote Central Time
$2195 USD
$2195 USD

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

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