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WatchGuard Fireware Essentials


Course Syllabus:

Organising your network
XTM Series configuration options
XTM Series placement and setup
Running the Quick Setup Wizard
Using WatchGuard System Manager
Using Policy Manager to define services and
Security policies
Working with configuration files
Configuring application proxies for added security:
HTTP proxy
FTP Proxy
SMTP Proxy
Creating new policy templates
Configuring and modifying XTM Series network settings
Network Address Translation
Using WebBlocker to filter outgoing web traffic
Developing policy and security templates
Understanding user authentication
XTM Series Defences:
Intrusion Prevention
Gateway Antivirus
Application Control
Reputation Enabled Defence
Data Loss Prevention
Defining policies by group and user
Configure Logging with WSM Log Server & Report Server
Logging to Dimension and Dimension features
Web Blocker server
Understanding XTM Series log files
Monitoring networks
Using HostWatch to monitor user activity
Generating reports of network activity
Working with MUVPN
BOVPN configuration
Monitoring and maintaining your VPNs
Using the new CLI and web interface
Using the new HTTPS and VOIP Proxies



This course covers specification, installation, configuration and management of the XTM Series range of multi-function security appliances using latest WSM version 11.x. It includes a mixture of hands-on and theoretical sessions leading to the WCSP exam, successful completion of which leads to WatchGuard accreditation status.

Target Audience and Prerequisites

This course is valuable for all IT professionals who are responsible for the specification, installation, management, and support or reporting for XTM Series multi-function security appliances. Some knowledge of basic networking concepts including network topologies, IP addressing and subnets is assumed. Some knowledge of security is helpful but not essential.

Associated Certification/Accreditation

Leading to the WCSP exam, successful completion of which leads to WatchGuard accreditation status


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