Securing Your Web with Cisco IronPort S-Series


Description This comprehensive, two-day training course covers how to install, configure, operate and maintain the S-Series. The course consists of hands-on labs, demos and presentations to help students learn technical aspects of the S-Series Web Security Appliances.

Who should attend

  • Security Architects and System Designers
  • Network Administrators and Operations Engineers
  • Network or Security Managers responsible for web security


Attendees should possess the following background knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP services, including DNS, SSH, FTP, SNMP, HTTP and HTTPS is assumed
  • Familiarity with IP routing is assumed
  • Familiarity with the Cisco IronPort S-Series Overview, or equivalent knowledge, is assumed.

Course Objectives

After successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to describe, configure, administer, and troubleshoot:

  • Policy Layers
  • Decryption Policies
  • Routing Policies
  • Access Policies
  • URL filtering
  • Predefined URL Categories
  • Custom URL Categories
  • Time Based Policies
  • Web reputation filtering
  • The DVS Anti-malware Engine
  • Webroot
  • McAfee
  • HTTPS inspection
  • Authentication

Course Content

The outline of the course is as follows.

Day 1

  • Course & Product Overview
  • Deploying Proxy Services
  • Describing S-Series Policies
  • Enforcing Acceptable Use
  • Defending Against Malware

Day 2

  • Utilizing Authentication
  • Configuring Policies
  • Detecting Compromised Clients
  • System Administration
  • Troubleshooting