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SASAC v1.0 - Implementing Core Cisco ASA Security

Description

Cisco ASA Core v1.0 is a new 5-day ILT class that covers the Cisco ASA 9.0 / 9.1 core firewall and VPN features. Cisco ASA Core v1.0 is designed to teach network security engineers working on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance to implement core Cisco ASA features, including the new ASA 9.0 and 9.1 features.

Objectives

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

  • Explain the core essential features of Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls
  • Describe how to implement Cisco ASA basic connectivity and device management
  • Implement basic Cisco ASA network integration
  • Describe and implement basic Cisco ASA policy controls
  • Describe Cisco ASA common VPN components
  • Describe and implement Cisco ASA clientless VPN solutions
  • Describe and implement Cisco ASA and Cisco AnyConnect full tunnel VPN solutions

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • FIREWALL v1.0 or FIREWALL v2.0 or an equivalent knowledge of the Cisco ASA

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network engineers supporting Cisco ASA 9.x implementations

Outline

Module 1: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Essentials

      Lesson 1: Evaluating Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Technologies
      • Firewall Technologies
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Features
      Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Models
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Hardware
      Lesson 3: Identifying Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Options
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Options
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Licensing Requirements
      Lesson 4: Module Summary


Module 2: Basic Connectivity and Device Management

      Lesson 1: Preparing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance for Network Integration
      • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Boot Process
      • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Using the CLI
      • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Using Cisco ASDM
      • Navigating Basic Cisco ASDM Features
      • Managing the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Basic Upgrade
      Lesson 2: Managing Basic Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Network Settings
      • Managing Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Security Levels
      • Configuring and Verifying Basic Connectivity Parameters
      • Configuring and Verifying Interface VLANs
      • Configuring a Default Route
      • Configuring and Verifying the Cisco ASA Security Appliance DHCP Server
      • Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
      Lesson 3: Module Summary


Module 3: Network Integration

      Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance NAT Features
      • NAT on Cisco ASA Security Appliances
      • Configuring Object (Auto) NAT
      • Configuring Manual NAT
      • Tuning and Troubleshooting NAT on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
      Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Basic Access Control Features
      • Connection Table and Local Host Table
      • Configuring and Verifying Interface ACLs
      • Configuring and Verifying Global ACLs
      • Configuring and Verifying Object Groups
      • Configuring and Verifying Public Servers
      • Configuring and Verifying Other Basic Access Controls
      • Troubleshooting ACLs
      Lesson 3: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Routing Features
      • Static Routing
      • Dynamic Routing
      • EIGRP Configuration and Verification
      • Multicast Support
      Lesson 4: Module Summary


Module 4: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Policy Controls

      Lesson 1: Defining the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance MPF
      • Cisco MPF Overview
      • Configuring and Verifying Layer 3 and Layer 4 Policies
      • Configuring and Verifying a Policy for Management Traffic
      Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Advanced Application Inspections
      • Layer 5 to Layer 7 Policy Control Overview
      • Configuring and Verifying HTTP Inspection
      • Configuring and Verifying FTP Inspection
      • Supporting Other Layer 5 to Layer 7 Applications
      • Troubleshooting Application Layer Inspection
      Lesson 3: Module Summary


Module 5: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance VPN Common Components

      Lesson 1: VPN Overview
      • VPN Definition
      • Key Threats to WANs and Remote Access
      • VPN Types
      • VPN Components
      Lesson 2: Implementing Profiles, Group Policies, and User Policies
      • Cisco ASA VPN Policy Configuration
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Connection Profiles
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Group Policies
      • Cisco ASA VPN AAA and External Policy Storage
      • Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance User Attributes
      • Access Control Methods
      • VPN Accounting Using External Servers
      • DAP for SSL VPN
      Lesson 3: Implementing PKI Services
      • Using PKI
      • Provisioning Server-Side Certificates on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
      • CA Servers
      • Deploying Client-Based Certificate Authentication
      • SCEP Proxy Operations
      • Enable Certificate Authentication in Connection Profile
      • Configuring Certificate-to-Connection Profile Mappings
      Lesson 4: Module Summary


Module 6: Cisco Clientless VPN Solution

      Lesson 1: Introducing Clientless SSL VPN
      • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
      • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Use Cases
      • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Resource Access Methods
      • Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security
      • SSL Session Setup and Key Management
      • SSL Server Authentication
      • SSL Client Authentication
      • SSL Transmission Protection
      Lesson 2: Deploying Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
      • Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
      • Server Authentication in Basic Clientless SSL VPN
      • Client-Side Authentication in Basic Clientless SSL VPN
      • Clientless SSL VPN URL Entry and Bookmarks
      • Basic Access Control for Clientless SSL VPN
      • Disabling Content Rewriting
      • Basic Clientless SSL VPN Configuration Tasks
      • Basic Clientless SSL VPN Configuration Scenario
      • Configuring Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
      • Verifying Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
      • Troubleshooting Basic Clientless SSL VPN Operations
      Lesson 3: Deploying Application Access in Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
      • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Application Access Overview
      • Application Plug-Ins
      • Configuring Application Plug-ins
      • Verify Clientless SSL VPN Application Plug-Ins
      • Troubleshooting Clientless SSL VPN Application Plug-Ins
      • Smart Tunnels
      • Configuring Smart Tunnels
      • Verifying Smart Tunnels
      • Troubleshoot Smart Tunnels
      Lesson 4: Deploying Client-Side Authentication and Authorization in Clientless SSL VPN
      • Client-Side Authentication Options
      • Client-Side Authentication and Authorization Using AAA Server
      • Double Client-Side Authentication Using AAA Servers
      • Troubleshooting Client-Side AAA Authentication
      Lesson 5: Module Summary


Module 7: Cisco AnyConnect Full Tunnel VPN Solutions

      Lesson 1: Deploying Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
      • Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN
      • SSL VPN Clients Authentication
      • SSL VPN Client IP Address Assignment
      • SSL VPN Split Tunneling
      • Configuration Scenario
      • Configuration Tasks
      • Enable Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPNs
      • Define IP Address Pool
      • Configure Identity NAT
      • Configure Group Policy
      • Configure Group Policy: Split Tunneling
      • Configure Connection Profile
      • Monitor Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Client Endpoint
      • Monitor Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Server
      Lesson 2: Deploying Advanced Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
      • Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Solution Components
      • DTLS Overview
      • Parallel DTLS and TLS Tunnels
      • Configure DTLS
      • Verify DTLS
      • Cisco AnyConnect Client Configuration Management
      • Managing Cisco AnyConnect Software from Cisco ASA
      • Cisco AnyConnect Client Operating System Integration Options
      • Deploying Cisco AnyConnect Trusted Network Detection
      • Cisco AnyConnect Start Before Logon
      • Deploying Cisco AnyConnect Start Before Logon
      Lesson 3: Deploying Advanced Authentication and Authorization in Cisco AnyConnect VPNs
      • Cisco AnyConnect Advanced Authentication Scenarios
      • Certificate-Based Server Authentication
      • Client Enrollment Methods
      • Methods for Revoking Credentials
      • Enable Certificate-Based Authentication
      • Enable Two-Factor Authentication
      • Two-Factor Authentication with Name Prefill
      • Local Authorization Overview
      • Local Authorization Configuration Procedure
      • Configure Local Authorization
      • Verify Local Authorization
      • External Authorization Scenario
      • Configure Authorization Using LDAP/AD
      • Verify External Authorization
      • Troubleshooting Cisco AnyConnect VPN
      Lesson 4: Deploying Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs
      • Cisco AnyConnect Support for IKEv2
      • Internet Key Exchange v1 and v2
      • Making IPsec the Primary Protocol for a Host Entry
      • IKEv2 Configuration Procedure
      • Configure a Cisco AnyConnect IPsec VPN on a Cisco ASA Appliance
      • Verify and Troubleshoot Cisco AnyConnect IPsec VPN on Cisco ASA Appliance
      Lesson 5: Module Summary


Module 8: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance High Availability and Virtualization

      Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Interface Redundancy Features
      • Configuring and Verifying EtherChannel
      • Configuring and Verifying Redundant Interfaces
      • Troubleshooting EtherChannel and Redundant Interfaces
      Lesson 2: Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Active/Standby High Availability
      • Failover Overview
      • Configuration Choices, Basic Procedures, and Required Input Parameters
      • Configuring and Verifying Active/Standby Failover
      • Tuning and Managing Active/Standby Failover
      • Remote Command Execution
      • Troubleshooting Active/Standby Failover
      Lesson 3: Configuring Security Contexts on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
      • Multiple-Context Mode
      • Configuring Security Contexts
      • Verifying and Managing Security Contexts
      • Configuring and Verifying Resource Management
      • Troubleshooting Security Contexts
      Lesson 4: Module Summary
    Lesson 5: (OPTIONAL) Configuring Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Active/Active High Availability (Optional/Self-study)
    • Active/Active Failover
    • Configuring and Verifying Active/Active Failover
    • Tuning and Managing Active/Active Failover
    • Troubleshooting Active/Active Failover

Lab Outline

Lab 1-1: Accessing the Remote Lab Environment


Lab 2-1: Configuring the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance

      Task 1: Verify Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco ASDM Versions
      Task 2: Initialize the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance from the CLI
      Task 3: Launch Cisco ASDM and Test SSH Access
      Task 4: Configure and Verify Interfaces
      Task 5: Configure System Management Parameters


Lab 3-1: Configuring NAT

      Task 1: Configure Object NAT for the Client Network and DMZ Server
      Task 2: Configure Manual NAT for the DMZ Server and Client Network


Lab 3-2: Configuring Basic Cisco Access Control Features

      Task 1: Troubleshoot Basic Connectivity
      Task 2: Configure Network and Service Object Groups
      Task 3: Configure Access Lists
      Task 4: Configure Public Servers
      Task 5: Configure Global Access Lists
      Task 6: (Optional) Configure Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Check


Lab 4-1: Configuring MPF, Basic Stateful Inspections, and QoS

      Task 1: Configure ICMP and FTP Inspection
      Task 2: Enable TTL Decrement and Disable TCP Initial Sequence Randomization
      Task 3: Tune TCP Timeouts, Enable TCP DCD, and Configure TCP Normalization
      Task 4: Configure a Priority Queue and Traffic Policing


Lab 4-2: Configuring MPF Advanced Application Inspections

      Task 1: Configure HTTP Inspection to Protect the DMZ Server
      Task 2: Configure FTP Inspection to Protect the DMZ Server
      Task 3: Return the Cisco ASA Security Appliance to the Default Inspection Policies


Lab 6-1: Implementing Basic Clientless SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA

      Task 1: Configure the Cisco ASA to Use DNS
      Task 2: Enable Clientless SSL VPN Connections
      Task 3: Provision an Identity Certificate for the Cisco ASA
      Task 4: Configure Local User Authentication
      Task 5: Configure Bookmarks and Access Control


Lab 6-2: Configuring Application Access for Clientless SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA

      Task 1: Configure Application Access Using Plug-ins
      Task 2: Configure Application Access Using Smart Tunnels


Lab 6-3: Implementing External Authentication and Authorization for Clientless SSL VPNs

      Task 1: Configure External Authentication Using Microsoft Active Directory
      Task 2: Configure External Authorization Using Microsoft Active Directory


Lab 7-1: Implementing Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN on the Cisco ASA

      Task 1: Enable Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Connections
      Task 2: Configure the VPN IP Address Pool and Identity NAT
      Task 3: Configure a VPN User and Create a Connection Profile
      Task 4: Configure Group Policy: IP Pool, DNS, and Split Tunneling
      Task 5: Test Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPNs


Lab 7-2: Configuring Advanced Authentication for Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPNs

      Task 1: Review LDAP and Active Directory Server Settings on the Cisco ASA
      Task 2: Deploy Local Authorization for Local VPN Users
      Task 3: Deploy External Authorization Using Microsoft Active Directory
      Task 4: Deploy a Standalone Cisco AnyConnect Client on the Outside PC


Lab 7-3: Implementing Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs

      Task 1: Deploy Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPN with WebLaunch


Lab 8-1: Configuring Active/Standby High Availability
Task 1: Prepare the Secondary Appliance for Failover Configuration via the CLI and Cisco ASDM
Task 2: Configure Active/Standby Failover
Task 3: Configure Standby IP Addresses on the Active Appliance and Test Failover
Task 4: Tune Active/Standby Failover
Task 5: Enable Stateful Active/Standby Failover