CNS-320: Citrix NetScaler Advanced Topics – Security, Management, and Optimization

Course Description

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.

Target Audience

Students interested in learning the skills required to deploy and manage AppFirewall to secure application access in their Citrix NetScaler environment, as well as NetScaler MAS to administer a Citrix NetScaler environment, or optimize NetScaler-managed application delivery traffic. Specifically: • Administrators • Implementers / Engineers • Architects

Prerequisites

This course is designed for students with previous experience NetScaler experience, and best suited for individuals who will be deploying and/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.

Format/Duration

Online Live
5 Days

Course Outline

1 – 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

2 – Policies and Profiles

Profiles
Policies
Engine Settings

3 – Regular Expressions

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

4 – 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

5 – Application Firewall Troubleshooting and Monitoring

Security Insight
HTTP Callout
Rate-Limit
AppQOE
IP Reputation

6 – Introduction

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

7 – MAS analytics
8 – Optimization

Caching
Frontend Optimization
TCP/HTTP optimization

9 – NetScaler Web Logging