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CNS-318 - Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics - Secure Web Applications

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Course Description

This Citrix Training Course is designed for students with previous NetScaler experience, this Citrix Training 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 Citrix Training Course, students will be able to configure NetScaler environments to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this Citrix Training Course, learners are 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

Course Audience

This Citrix Training Course is designed for Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall. Specifically: Administrators, Implementers / Engineers and Architects.

Course Outline

Application Firewall Overview

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

Policies and Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Policies
  • Engine Settings

Regular Expressions

  • Forms of Regular Expressions
  • Using Regular Expressions
  • Metacharacters and Literal Characters
  • Escapes
  • Quantifiers
  • Back Referencing
  • Lookaheads
  • Regular Expression Scope

Attacks and Protections

  • Data Flow with AppFirewall
  • Security Checks
  • AppFirewall Actions
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Signatures
  • 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
  • CSRF

Application Firewall Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Security Insight
  • HTTP Callout
  • Rate-Limit
  • AppQOE
  • IP Reputation​

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this Citrix Training Course, Citrix recommends students prepare for this Citrix Training Course by taking the following Citrix Training Courses:

  • CNS-102 NetScaler Overview AND CNS-220 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Traffic Management
  • OR
  • CNS-222 Citrix NetScaler Essentials and Unified Gateway

 

Citrix 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
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