Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics - Security, Management and Optimization

Course information
Price: £ 2,395.00 Excl. VAT
Day(s): 5
Course Code: CNS-320
Delivery Method: Virtual Learning

Overview

This course is designed for individuals with NetScaler experience who will be deploying or managing Citrix NetScaler Application Firewall (AppFirewall) to secure application access in a Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic.

You will 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. As well as the skills required for deploying and utilizing the NetScaler Management and Analytics System including the ability to manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally, orchestrate configuration changes, report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment, visualize infrastructure, and plan expansions. Implementing features such as Caching, Frontend Optimization, NetScaler Web logging, and TCP/HTTP optimization to optimize traffic managed by a NetScaler environment are also incorporated.  

At the end of the course, you will be able to configure NetScaler environments to address application services security requirements with AppFirewall, as well as automate and manage network services for scale-out application architectures with Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System and optimize NetScaler managed application delivery traffic. 

This course is offered in instructor-led training (ILT)/virtual instructor-led training (vILT) formats with application of concepts through hands-on exercises in a live lab environment.

This course combines CNS-318 (3 days) and CNS - 319 (2 days) and are delivered consecutively.

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.

Pre-Requisites

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:

  • 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
  • 3rd party Network Management tools

Content

Days 1-3

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

Days 4-5

Introduction

  • NetScaler MAS Introduction and Configuration
  • Using NetScaler MAS to Manage and Monitor NetScalers 
  • Using NetScaler MAS to Manage NetScaler configurations

MAS analytics

Optimization

  • Caching 
  • Frontend Optimization
  • TCP/HTTP optimization

NetScaler Web Logging

Objectives

After completing this course you should 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
  • Manage multiple NetScaler platforms centrally
  • Orchestrate configuration changes
  • Report on transactions passing through the NetScaler environment
  • Visualize infrastructure and plan expansion

Target Audience

Individuals interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall to secure application access in their Citrix NetScaler environment and NetScaler MAS to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment, or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic.


Certification

Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

Further Information

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 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.
Virtual Learning Schedule
Course Details
11 Dec - 15 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
12 Mar - 16 Mar, 2018
Virtual Training
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018
Virtual Training

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Dates for all Delivery Methods
Date & Location Language Ver Delivery Method
December
11 Dec - 15 Dec, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
11 Dec - 15 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
March
12 Mar - 16 Mar, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
12 Mar - 16 Mar, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
June
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018 Wokingham Public Classroom
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018 London - Old Broad Street Public Classroom
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018 Leeds Public Classroom
All course dates
Date & Location Language Ver
December
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
Guaranteed Event 04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
04 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
February
05 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
June
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning

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