Securing Hosts Using Cisco Security Agent (HIPS)

Detailed Outlines

Course Outlines

  • Security Fundamentals
  • Cisco Security Agent Overview
  • Cisco Security Agent Quick Start Installation
  • Cisco Security Agent Management Center Administration
  • Configuring Groups and Managing Hosts
  • Building Policies
  • Rule Basics
  • Systema Correlation Rules
  • Defining Application Classes
  • Working with Variables
  • Using Cisco Security Agent Analysis
  • Using Event Logs and Generating Reports

Objectives and Pre-requisites

Course Objectives

  • Identify the platforms and infrastructure that support CSA and the CSA MC
  • Describe the CSA architecture and the CSA MC
  • Configure the way CSA protects a host system
  • Install CSA with a default Agent kit
  • Create host groups and build Agent kits
  • Define application classes and associate them with the appropriate security policies
  • Use variables for granular control when creating rules
  • Configure security policies and rules
  • Configure system correlation rules for CSA
  • Identify which rules are for Windows, UNIX, and both platforms
  • Perform data analysis and create policies with CSA Analysis
  • Manage the Event Log and generate reports


The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Certification as a Cisco CCNA or the equivalent knowledge
  • Certification as a Cisco CCNP Security or certifications as Cisco Firewall specialist, Cisco IDS Specialist, and Cisco VPN specialist
  • Competency in using the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Familiarity with implementing network security policies and perimeter security system components such as perimeter router, firewall, bastion host / servers and hosts

Classroom training
Duration: 2 days
Price: US$ ----
CLC: 35

Course Schedule:
Egypt, Cairo,  Jan 2015
Dubai,  Feb, 2015
Qatar, Doha, May 2015

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