Managing Enterprise Security With Cisco Security Manager (SSECMGT) V4.0

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.

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Learning 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



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

Course Outline


  1. Cisco Security Manager Overview
    1. Introducing Cisco Security Manager
      1. Product Overview
      2. Using Cisco Security Manager
      3. Installing Cisco Security Manager
      4. Cisco Security Manager Installation Procedure
      5. Working with the Cisco Security Manager User Interface
      6. New Features in Cisco Security Manager 4.0
    2. Managing Devices
      1. Preparing the Devices for Cisco Security Manager
      2. Understanding the Device View
      3. Adding Devices to Cisco Security Manager Inventory
      4. Working with Devices with Dynamically Assigned IP Addresses
      5. Understanding Device Properties
      6. Understanding Device Credentials
      7. Managing Devices
      8. Understanding Device Grouping
      9. On-Demand Out-of-Band Change Detection
    3. Managing Policies
      1. Understanding Policies
      2. Managing Policies in Device View
      3. Managing Shared Policies in Policy View
      4. Interface Roles
      5. Advanced Policy Features
      6. Policy Locking
      7. Discovering Policies
    4. Managing Objects
      1. Objects Overview
      2. Understanding the Policy Object Manager Window
      3. Overriding Global Objects for Individual Devices
      4. Selecting Objects for Policies
    5. Using Map View
      1. Understanding Maps
      2. Displaying Your Network on the Map
      3. Managing Firewall Services in Map View
      4. Managing VPNs in Map View
      5. Managing Device Policies in Map View
  2. Firewall Policy Management
    1. Managing Firewall Services
      1. Overview of Managing Firewall Services
      2. Managing Rules Tables
      3. Understanding Access Rules
      4. Understanding Access Control Settings
      5. Understanding Inspection Rules
      6. Understanding Access Rule Functions
      7. Understanding AAA Rules
      8. Understanding Web Filter Rules
      9. Understanding Transparent Firewall Rules
      10. Understanding Zone-Based Firewall Rules
      11. Understanding Interface and Global Rules
      12. Understanding Botnet Traffic Filtering
    2. Managing Firewall Devices
      1. Platform Policies on Firewall Devices
      2. NAT Policies on Firewall Devices
      3. Bridging Policies on Firewall Devices
      4. Device Administration Policies on Firewall Devices
      5. Logging Policies on Firewall Devices
      6. Multicast Policies on Firewall Devices
      7. Routing Policies on Firewall Devices
      8. Security Policies on Firewall Devices
      9. Service Policy Rules on Firewall Devices
      10. Security Contexts on Firewall Devices
    3. Event Monitoring and Rule Correlation for Firewalls
      1. Supported Devices and Events in Event Viewer
      2. EventServer Overview
      3. Cisco ASA Device Bootstrapping
      4. Introduction to Event Viewer
      5. Event-to-Policy Correlation
      6. Event Collection and Event Viewer Settings
  3. VPN Policy Configuration
    1. Managing VPNs
      1. Overview of Site-to-Site VPNs
      2. Working with VPN Topologies
      3. Working with Site-to-Site VPN Policies
      4. Configuring Advanced VPN Platforms
    2. Managing Remote Access IPsec VPNs
      1. Overview of Remote-Access VPNs
      2. Working with Policies in Remote-Access VPNs
      3. Configuring VPN Options
    3. Configuring Client-Based SSL VPNs
      1. SSL VPN Management Features and Platform Support
      2. Overview of Remote-Access SSL VPNs
      3. Bootstrapping Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance for Full Tunnel SSL VPN
      4. Configuring Full Tunnel SSL VPN
    4. Configuring Clientless SSL VPNs
      1. Clientless SSL VPN Overview
      2. Clientless SSL VPN Configuration
      3. Working with Application Plug-Ins
      4. SSL VPN Portal Customization
    5. Configuring Advanced VPN Configurations
      1. Managing Cisco Security Desktop Policy
      2. Configuring DAP
      3. Creating Group Policies
      4. Creating Remote Connection Profiles
      5. Working with VPN AAA
    6. Deploying Advanced VPN Technologies
      1. DMVPN Overview
      2. Hub-and-Spoke Prerequisites
      3. Configuring DMVPN
      4. Managing DMVPN
      5. GET VPN Overview
      6. Configuring GET VPN
      7. Managing GET VPN
      8. GRE over IPsec
      9. VPN Dial Backup
      10. VRF-Aware IPsec
      11. VPN High Availability
  4. Cisco IPS Solutions Management
    1. Managing Cisco IPS Services
      1. Overview of Network Sensing
      2. Configuring Interfaces
      3. Configuring Signatures
      4. Working with IPS Signatures
      5. Configuring Anomaly Detection
      6. Configuring Event Actions
      7. Configuring Global Correlation
    2. Managing Cisco IPS Devices
      1. Managing Cisco IPS Modules and Appliances
      2. Configuring Policies for Cisco IOS IPS Devices
      3. Managing Cisco IPS Updates
    3. Managing Cisco IPS Events
      1. Cisco Security Manager IPS Event Management
      2. Mapping IPS Events to Policies
  5. Cisco IOS Device Provisioning
    1. Managing Routers
      1. Overview of Policy Management on Cisco IOS Routers
      2. Working with Platform Policies for Cisco IOS Routers
      3. NAT Policies
      4. Interface Policies
      5. Device Administration Policies
      6. Configuring Device Administration Policies
      7. Identity Policies
      8. Logging and QoS Policies
      9. Routing Policies
      10. Advanced Routing Configuration Options
      11. Zone-Based Firewall
    2. Using the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Device Manager
      1. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and Cisco 7600 Series Routers Overview
      2. Managing Policies for Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and 7600 Series Routers
  6. Management, Deployment, and Administration of FlexConfigs in Cisco Security Manager
    1. Managing FlexConfigs
      1. Understanding FlexConfig
      2. Creating FlexConfig Policy Objects
      3. Working with FlexConfig
    2. Managing Activities and Workflow Deployments
      1. Managing Activities
      2. Working with Activities
      3. Managing Deployment
    3. Implementing Integration Between Cisco Security Manager and Cisco Secure ACS
      1. Understanding Roles in Cisco Security Manager
      2. Understanding RBAC with Cisco Secure ACS
      3. Configuring Cisco Secure ACS and Cisco Security Manager for RBAC Integration
    4. Backing Up and Restoring Cisco Security Manager Databases
      1. Database Backup in Cisco Security Manager
      2. Database Restore in Cisco Security Manager
    5. Using Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Diagnostic Tools
  7. Lab
    1. Configuring Device Bootstrap and Testing Connectivity
    2. Importing Devices
    3. Defining Interface Roles and Usage
    4. Creating Policy Objects
    5. Managing Firewall Policy-Policy Sharing
    6. Managing Firewall Policy-Policy Inheritance
    7. Configuring NAT and Inspecting Configuration Commands Prior to Deployment
    8. Configuring Event Monitoring and Configuration Correlation for Firewalls
    9. Managing SSL VPN Deployment Using Cisco AnyConnect
    10. Managing Clientless SSL VPN Deployment
    11. Managing DMVPN Deployment
    12. Managing GET VPN Deployment
    13. Configuring the Cisco IOS IPS
    14. Configuring the Cisco IPS Module
    15. Configuring Event Monitoring and Configuration Correlation for IPSs
    16. Configuring the Cisco IOS Software Router
    17. Managing DHCP Devices with the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server
    18. Configuring FlexConfigs
    19. Configuring Cisco Secure ACS and Cisco Security Manager Integration

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