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CNS-318: Citrix (NetScaler) ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts - Secure Web Applications {CNS-318-1I}

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CNS-318: Citrix (NetScaler) ADC 12.x Advanced Concepts - Secure Web Applications {CNS-318-1I} Course Outline

Designed for students with previous NetScaler experience, this course is best suited for individuals who will be deploying and/or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) in Citrix NetScaler environments.

Learn the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall including types of web attacks, protections and signatures, the adaptive learning engine, AppFirewall policies and profiles, troubleshooting, and additional pertinent NetScaler security features.
At the end of the course, students will be able to configure NetScaler environments to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall.

Recommended pre-requisite courses:
CNS-102 NetScaler Overview
CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management
CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Key Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify common web attacks and vulnerabilities
Write PERL compatible regular expressions
Understand how to utilize the adaptive learning engine
Configure AppFirewall to protect web applications
Utilize NetScaler Secure Insight to Monitor, Manage and report on Application Services security
Troubleshoot AppFirewall

Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall. Specifically:
Implementers / Engineers

Course Length
3 days

Course Materials
As part of this course, students will receive the following materials:
Access to a lab environment for the duration of the course
Lab exercise guide
Access to final course deliverables once the course is available in general availability including copies of all official materials presented by the instructor with additional notes and references as well as videos with experts throughout Citrix around
course topics and lab exercises.

Preparatory Recommendations
Citrix recommends students prepare for this course by taking the following courses:
CNS-102 NetScaler Overview
CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management
CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

Citrix also recommends an understanding of the following concepts and technologies:
The functionalities and capabilities of Citrix NetScaler
Basic NetScaler network architecture
Obtaining, installing, and managing NetScaler licenses
Use of NetScaler traffic management features
Basic Networking
Windows and Linux Server administration
Web Services
SSL encryption and certificates
Common web services attacks and use of 3rd party tools

Certification Preparation
There are no associated exams/certifications currently available. Click here to learn more about Citrix Certifications.

Topic Outline

Application Firewall Overview
AppFirewall solution Security Model (include signature)
Overview of types of attacks
Adaptive Learning Engine
Packet Processing and Inspection
Log Files view violations

Policies and Profiles
Engine Settings

Regular Expressions
Forms of Regular Expressions
Using Regular Expressions
Metacharacters and Literal Characters
Back Referencing
Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections
Data Flow with AppFirewall
Security Checks
AppFirewall Actions
Adaptive Learning
Code Quality (HTML Comment Striping)
Buffer Overflow
SQL injection
Cross-Site Scripting
Cookie Tampering
Cookie Protection
Parameter Tampering
Server Misconfiguration
Form Protections
Identity Theft - CC Safe Object
URL Protections Start URL and Deny URL

Application Firewall Troubleshooting and Monitoring
Security Insight
HTTP Callout
IP Reputation
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