About this Course

Duration 5 Days
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The Managing Enterprise Security with Cisco Security Manager (SSECMGT) v4.0 course is a five-day instructor-led course that is aimed at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills that are needed to configure and deploy Cisco Security Manager. The course also provides an overview of network security technologies, and includes case studies that are useful for deployment scenarios


  • Cisco CCNP® Security certification
  • Understanding of networking and routing (on the CCNP level, but no certification is required).
  • Understanding of different VPN technologies (such as DMVPN, GET VPN, and SSL VPN).
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Delegates will learn how to

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Present an overview of the Cisco Security Manager product, describe the main product features, and introduce the basic deployment tasks
  • Manage configuration of Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco FWSM firewall devices, and explain firewall event management and device configuration correlation
  • Describe the most commonly used VPN topologies and their deployment
  • Examine the configuration of intrusion prevention mechanisms on the Cisco IOS platform, modules, and standalone appliances, as well as explain the Cisco IPS event and configuration correlation
  • Explain how Cisco Security Manager works with Cisco IOS devices, including the new Cisco ISR G2 routers
  • Describe the FlexConfig functionality of Cisco Security Manager, the workflow mode of operation, and administrative tasks and integration with Cisco Secure ACS


CSM Overview

  • Using CSM
    • Installation Procedure
    • Working with the User Interface
    • New Features of 4.0
  • Managing Devices
    • Preparing the Devices for CSM
    • Device View
    • Adding Devices to CSM Inventory
    • Working with Devices with Dynamically Assigned IP Addresses
    • Device Properties, Credentials, and Grouping
    • On-Demand, Out-of-Band Change Detection
  • Managing Policies
    • Policies Overview
    • Managing Policies in Device View
    • Managing Shared Policies in Policy View
    • Interface Roles
    • Advanced Policy Features
    • Policy Locking
    • Discovering Policies
  • Managing Objects
    • Objects Overview
    • Policy Object Manager Window
    • Overriding Global Objects for Individual Devices
    • Selecting Objects for Policies
  • Using Map View
    • Maps Overview
    • Displaying Your Network on the Map
    • Managing Firewall Services
    • Managing VPNs
    • Managing Device Policies

Firewall Policy Management

  • Managing Firewall Services
    • Managing Rules Tables
    • Access Rules and Their Functions
    • Access Control Settings
    • Inspection Rules
    • AAA Rules
    • Web Filter Rules
    • Transparent and Zone-Based Firewall Rules
    • Interface and Global Rules
    • Botnet Traffic Filtering
  • Managing Firewall Devices
    • Platform Policies
    • NAT Policies
    • Bridging Policies
    • Device Administration Policies
    • Logging Policies
    • Multicast Policies
    • Routing Policies
    • Security Policies
    • Service Policy Rules
    • Security Contexts
  • Event Monitoring and Rule Correlation for Firewalls
    • Supported Devices and Events in Event Viewer
    • EventServer Overview
    • Cisco ASA Device Bootstrapping
    • Event-to-Policy Correlation
    • Event Collection and Event Viewer Settings

VPN Policy Configuration

  • Managing VPNs
    • Overview of Site-to-Site VPNs
    • Working with VPN Topologies
    • Working with Site-to-Site VPN Policies
    • Configuring Advanced VPN Platforms
  • Managing Remote Access IPsec VPNs
    • Overview of Remote-Access VPNs
    • Working with Policies in Remote-Access VPNs
    • Configuring VPN Options
  • Configuring Client-Based SSL VPNs
    • SSL VPN Management Features and Platform Support
    • Overview of Remote-Access SSL VPNs
    • Bootstrapping Cisco ASA for Full Tunnel SSL VPN
    • Configuring Full Tunnel SSL VPN
  • Configuring Clientless SSL VPNs
    • Clientless SSL VPN Overview
    • Clientless SSL VPN Configuration
    • Working with Application Plug-Ins
    • SSL VPN Portal Customization
  • Configuring Advanced VPN Configurations
    • Managing Cisco Security Desktop Policy
    • Configuring Dynamic Access Policies (DAP)
    • Creating Group Policies
    • Creating Remote Connection Profiles
    • Working with VPN AAA
  • Deploying Advanced VPN Technologies
    • Hub-and-Spoke Prerequisites
    • DMVPN Overview
    • GET VPN Overview
    • GRE over IPsec
    • VPN Dial Backup
    • VRF-Aware IPsec
    • VPN High Availability

Cisco IPS Solutions Management

  • Managing Cisco IPS Services
    • Overview of Network Sensing
    • Configuring Interfaces
    • Configuring and Working with IPS Signatures
    • Configuring Anomaly Detection
    • Configuring Event Actions
    • Configuring Global Correlation
  • Managing Cisco IPS Devices
    • Managing Modules and Appliances
    • Configuring Policies
    • Managing Updates
  • Managing Cisco IPS Events
    • CSM IPS Event Management
    • Mapping IPS Events to Policies

Cisco IOS Device Provisioning

  • Managing Routers
    • Overview of Policy Management
    • Working with Platform Policies
    • NAT Policies
    • Interface Policies
    • Configuring Device Administration Policies
    • Identity Policies
    • Logging and QoS Policies
    • Routing Policies
    • Advanced Routing Configuration Options
    • Zone-Based Firewall
  • Using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Device Manager
    • Managing Policies

Management, Deployment, and Administration of FlexConfigs in CSM

  • Managing FlexConfigs
    • FlexConfig Overview
    • Creating FlexConfig Policy Objects
    • Working with FlexConfig
  • Managing Activities and Workflow Deployments
    • Working with Activities
    • Managing Deployment
  • Implementing Integration Between CSM and Cisco Secure ACS
    • Roles in CSM
    • RBAC with Cisco Secure ACS
    • Configuring Cisco Secure ACS and CSM for RBAC Integration
  • Backing Up and Restoring CSM Databases
  • Using Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Diagnostic Tools
    • Using the Tools Menu
    • Understanding CiscoWorks MCP
    • Understanding Cisco Packet Tracer
    • Cisco Security MARS Integration

Cisco Learning Credits

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