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Automating Cisco Security Management Solutions Using APIs

by Nick Russo

A comprehensive security architecture should include network, endpoint, and application security/visibility techniques. This course will teach you how to deploy Cisco ISE, Stealthwatch, and SMA to reinforce your cyber defenses.

What you'll learn

Even after you've secured your networks and endpoints, a key question remains: What about the applications used by the business? How can we observe them and how can we control network access to them?

In this course, Automating Cisco Security Management Solutions Using APIs, you'll explore Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) which provides wired and wireless network access control using the pxGrid and REST APIs.

Next, you'll discover how to improve application visibility using the Netflow-based Cisco Stealthwatch family of products, helping you identify anomalies for analysis both in enterprise and cloud networks.

Finally, you'll learn how to provide application-level security for common enterprise services such as web and email using Cisco Security Management Appliance (SMA) with the Email Security Appliance (ESA) and Web Security Appliance (WSA).

When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to automate a variety of Cisco security management solutions in your production network.

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What are Cisco Security Management Solutions used for?

Even after you've secured your networks and endpoints, you will need to protect business-critical applications like web and email, along with introducing anomaly detection.

Who is this course for?

Cisco SAUTO (300-735) for CCNP Security and Cisco Certified DevNet Professional Path learners will greatly benefit from this course.

What will I learn in this course?

This course will cover three broad Cisco product categories: Identity Services Engine (ISE) to centrally control network access, Stealthwatch which is a collection of products that passively monitors network flows, and the SMA (Security Management Appliance) used to manage web and email-specific security solutions.

What prerequisites do I need?

This course assumes you already have a strong background in Python programming in both enterprise and security environments.

About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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