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Configuring F5 Advanced WAF (previously licensed as ASM) v14.1 (TRG-BIG-AWF-CFG)

 

Course Overview

In this 4 day course, students are provided with a functional understanding of how to deploy, tune, and operate F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall to protect their web applications from HTTP-based attacks.

The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, and discussion about different F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall tools for detecting and mitigating threats from multiple attack vectors such web scraping, Layer 7 Denial of Service, brute force, bots, code injection, and zero day exploits.

Prerequisites

There are no F5-technology-specific prerequisites for this course. However, completing the following before attending would be very helpful for students with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:

or

  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:

  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • Ethernet and ARP
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and private IP addressing
  • Default gateway
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN

Course Objectives

  • Describe the role of the BIG-IP system as a full proxy device in an application delivery network
  • Provision F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall resources
  • Define a web application firewall
  • Describe how F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall protects a web application by securing file types, URLs, and parameters
  • Deploy F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall using the Rapid Deployment template (and other templates) and define the security checks included in each
  • Define learn, alarm, and block settings as they pertain to configuring F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall
  • Define attack signatures and explain why attack signature staging is important
  • Contrast positive and negative security policy implementation and explain benefits of each
  • Configure security processing at the parameter level of a web application
  • Use an application template to protect a commercial web application
  • Deploy F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall using the Automatic Policy Builder
  • Tune a policy manually or allow automatic policy building
  • Integrate third party application vulnerability scanner output into a security policy
  • Configure login enforcement and session tracking
  • Configure protection against brute force, web scraping, and Layer 7 denial of service attacks
  • Implement iRules using specific F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall events and commands
  • Use Content Profiles to protect JSON and AJAX-based applications
  • Implement Bot Signatures
  • Implement Proactive Bot Defense

Course Content

  • Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Traffic Processing with BIG-IP
  • Web Application Concepts
  • Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Security Policy Deployment
  • Policy Tuning and Violations
  • Attack Signatures and Threat Campaigns
  • Positive Security Policy Building
  • Securing Cookies and Other Headers
  • Visual Reporting and Logging
  • Lab Project 1
  • Advanced Parameter Handling
  • Automatic Policy Building
  • Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Integration
  • Deploying Layered Policies
  • Login Enforcement and Brute Force Mitigation
  • Reconnaissance with Session Tracking
  • Layer 7 DoS Mitigation
  • Advanced Bot Defense
  • Form Encryption using DataSafe
  • Review and Final Labs
Online Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • £ 2,995.-
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 2,995.-
 

Schedule

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English
Time zone British Summer Time (BST)
Online Training Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
1 hour difference
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET)