The Symantec Web Protection—Edge SWG Planning, Implementation, and Administration course provides a detailed introduction to the features that comprise Edge SWG, which is the on-premise component of Symantec Web Protection.

These applications include ProxySG, Management Center, Reporter, Content Analysis, and High Risk Isolation.

This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable students to test their understanding of the concepts presented in the lessons.

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  • Basic understanding of networking concepts
  • Basic understanding of network security concepts
  • Basic understanding of the use of proxy servers
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Delegates will learn how to

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major Edge SWG functions and capabilities
  • Write policies to defend enterprise networks against malware attacks and to enforce acceptable Internet browsing behavior
  • Understand how the various applications work together to secure enterprise networks
  • View reports and monitor solution performance
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Module 1: Introduction to Symantec Edge SWG

  • Overview of Web Protection Suite
  • Overview of Edge SWG components

Module 2: Intercepting web traffic and applying policy

  • How the ProxySG intercepts traffic
  • Writing policy on the ProxySG
  • Layer and rule evaluation order in the VPM

Module 3: Applying security and web usage policy to encrypted traffic

  • Introduction to TLS
  • Managing HTTPS traffic on the ProxySG

Module 4: Providing security and web usage policies based on role or group

  • Authentication basics on the ProxySG
  • Using IWA authentication on the ProxySG
  • Authentication modes in explicit and transparent modes
  • Connecting to the Windows domain directly using IWA direct
  • Connecting to the Windows domain using IWA BCAAA
  • Using roles and groups in policy

Module 5: Enforcing corporate guidelines for acceptable Internet browsing behavior

  • Create strong corporate guidelines for acceptable Internet use
  • Use website categorization to enforce acceptable use guidelines
  • Provide the ProxySG with categorization databases to be referenced in policy
  • Set the Request URL Category object in policy to enforce acceptable use guidelines
  • Inform users when web access is denied or restricted due to policy

Module 6: Protecting the endpoint from malicious activity

  • WebPulse technical details
  • Introduction to Intelligence Services
  • Using Intelligence Services data feeds in policy
  • Ensuring safe downloads

Module 7: Centrally managing devices with Management Center

  • How Management Center centralizes and simplifies device management
  • Configuring the ProxySG with the ProxySG Admin Console
  • Creating and distributing VPM policies
  • Creating and managing jobs
  • Use reports to analyze web browsing activity

Module 8: Reporting for Edge SWG features

  • How Reporter delivers centralized web reporting
  • Configuring access logging on the ProxySG
  • Using the Reporter Admin Console to configure log processing on Reporter

Module 9: Enhancing security with virus scanning

  • Introduction to Content Analysis
  • Exploring the Content Analysis management console
  • Configuring communication with the ProxySG over ICAP
  • Configuring malware scanning options

Module 10: Using malware analysis to analyze potentially malicious files

  • Introduction to malware analysis
  • Preparing the use malware analysis
  • Performing malware analysis

Module 11: Providing security for risky and unknown websites with High Risk Isolation

  • Introduction to High Risk Isolation
  • Configuring HRI
  • Overview of Symantec Web Isolation

Module 12: Monitoring Edge SWG features

  • Monitoring devices from within Management Center
  • Monitor and maintain the Content Analysis
  • Troubleshooting tips

Module 13: Understanding SGOS architecture and caching on the Edge SWG

  • SGOS architecture
  • Caching on the Edge SWG
  • Using HTTP compression

Module 14: Using built-in diagnostic tools on the Edge SWG

  • Exploring sysinfo files
  • Using policy tracing and policy coverage
  • Using packet captures
  • Sending service information to Symantec

Module 15: Expanding security with cloud integrations

  • Introduction to Cloud SWG
  • Using Universal Policy Enforcement
  • Integrating CloudSOC with Symantec Web Protection

Module 16: Course review

  • Symantec Web Protection--Edge SWG Planning, Implementation, and Administration course review

Appendix A: Using Content Policy Language (CPL)

  • Basic CPL concepts
  • Intermediate CPL concepts
  • Using CPL best practices

Appendix B: Introduction to Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP)

  • Basic HTTP concepts
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