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ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration

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ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration Course Outline

The ProxySG 6.7 Advanced Administration course is intended for IT professionals who wish to learn to master the advanced features of the ProxySG.

Duration Two days

Course Objectives
By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Solve common authentication and SSL issues
Understand the underlying architecture of SGOS
Monitor and analyze ProxySG performance
Use policy tracing as a troubleshooting tool

Who Should Attend
This course is for IT network or security professionals who have practical experience with the ProxySG in the field and wish to master the advanced network security of the ProxySG.

You must have working knowledge of ProxySG Administration and should possess advanced knowledge of networking, security, and authentication.


Module 1: Using Authentication Realms
Describe the benefits of enabling authentication on the ProxySG
Describe, at a high level, the ProxySG authentication architecture
Understand the use of IWA realms, with both IWA Direct and IWA BCAAA connection methods

Module 2: Understanding Authentication Credentials
Describe how NTLM and Kerberos authentication work in both IWA direct and IWA BCAAA deployments
Configure the ProxySG to use Kerberos authentication

Module 3: Understanding Authentication Modes
Describe authentication surrogates and authentication modes
Describe ProxySG authentication in both explicit and transparent deployment mode

Module 4: Understanding HTTPS
Describe key components of SSL encryption
Describe how the SSL handshake works
Describe some of the legal and security considerations related to use of the SSL proxy

Module 5: Managing SSL Traffic on the ProxySG
Describe how the SSL proxy service handles SSL traffic
Describe the standard keyrings that are installed by default on the ProxySG
Identify the types of security certificates that the ProxySG uses

Module 6: Optimizing SSL Interception Performance
Configure the ProxySG to process SSL traffic according to best practices for performance

Module 7: SGOS Architecture
Identify key components of SGOS
Explain the interaction among client workers and software workers in processing client requests
Explain the significance of policy checkpoints
Describe key characteristics of the SGOS storage subsystem
Explain the caching behavior ofthe ProxySG

Module 8: Caching Architecture
Describe the benefits of object caching on the ProxySG
Explain the caching-related steps in a ProxySG transaction
Identify and describe the HTTP request and response headers related to caching
Describe, in general terms, how the ProxySG validates cached objects to ensure freshness
Explain how the ProxySG uses cost-based deletion, popularity contests, and pipelining to improve object caching

Module 9: System Diagnostics
Describe the use of the health monitor and health checks
Explain the use of the event and access logs
Describe the information available in advanced URLs and sysinfo files
Describe the function of policy tracing and packet captures

Module 10: Introduction to Content Policy Language (CPL)
Describe the fundamental concepts and purposes of ProxySG policy transactions
Understand the relationship of layers, rules, conditions, properties, and triggers
Describe the two types of actions in CPL
Describe how to write, edit, and upload CPL code

Module 11: Using Policy Tracing for Troubleshooting
Identify the two main types of ProxySG policy traces
Describe the various sections of a policy trace result
Configure a global and policy-driven trace
Access and interpret policy trace results

Module 12: ProxySG Integration
Identify other Symantec products that can be used as part of a complete security solution

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