Network Security Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions

Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions


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Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS) v1.0 is a new course that is part of the recommended training for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP© Security) certification. This course will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to protect data traversing a public or shared infrastructure such as the Internet by implementing and maintaining Cisco VPN solutions. You will gain hands-on experience with configuring and troubleshooting remote access and site-to-site VPN solutions using Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco IOS routers.

Who should attend

  • Network Security Engineers
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Designers and Administrators
  • Network Managers
  • System Engineers

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the various VPN technologies and deployments as well as the cryptographic algorithms and protocols that provide VPN security
  • Implement and maintain Cisco site-to-site VPN solutions
  • Deploy Cisco FlexVPN in point-to-point, hub-and-spoke and spoke-to-spoke IPsec VPNs
  • Implement Cisco clientless SSL VPNs
  • Implement and maintain Cisco AnyConnect SSL and IPsec VPNs
  • Deploy endpoint security and dynamic access policies (DAP)

Follow On Courses

  • Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)
  • Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)
  • Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS)

Topics Covered

Module 1: The Role of VPNs in Network Security

  • VPN Definition
  • Key Threats to WANs and Remote Access
  • Cisco Modular Network Architecture and VPNs
  • VPN Types
  • VPN Components
  • Secure Communication and Cryptographic Services
  • Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Cryptography and Confidentiality
  • Cryptography and Integrity
  • Cryptography and Authentication
  • Cryptography and Nonrepudiation
  • Keys in Cryptography
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Next-Generation Encryption
  • Dependencies in Cryptographic Services
  • Cryptographic Controls Guidelines

Module 2: Secure Site-to-Site Connectivity Solutions

  • Site-to-Site VPN Topologies and Technologies
  • IPsec VPN Overview
  • Internet Key Exchange v1 and v2
  • Security Payload Encapsulation
  • IPsec Virtual Tunnel Interface
  • Dynamic Multipoint VPN
  • Cisco IOS FlexVPN
  • Overview of Point-to-Point IPsec VPNs on the Cisco ASA
  • Configuration Tasks for Basic Point-to-Point Tunnels on the Cisco ASA
  • Enable IKE on an Interface
  • Configure IKE Policy
  • Configure PSKs
  • Choose Transform Set and VPN Peer
  • Choose Traffic for VPN
  • Configure Site-to-Site VPN with Connection Profiles Menu
  • Verify and Troubleshoot Basic Point-to-Point Tunnels on the Cisco ASA
  • Overview of Cisco IOS VTIs
  • Configure Static VTI Point-to-Point Tunnels
  • Verify Static VTI Point-to-Point Tunnels
  • Configure Dynamic VTI Point-to-Point Tunnels
  • Verify Dynamic VTI Point-to-Point Tunnels
  • Overview of Cisco IOS DMVPN
  • DMVPN Solution Components
  • GRE
  • NHRP

    • Types of Authentication
    • Configure DMVPN on Hub
    • Configure DMVPN on Spoke
    • Configure Routing in DMVPN
    • Verify DMVPN

Module 3: Cisco IOS Site-to-Site FlexVPN Solutions

  • FlexVPN Overview
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Site-to-Site VPN Topologies
  • FlexVPN Architecture
  • FlexVPN Configuration Overview
  • FlexVPN Capabilities
  • IKEv2 vs. IKEv1 Overview
  • IKEv2 Message Exchange
  • IKEv2 DoS Prevention
  • IKEv1 and IKEv2 Comparison
  • FlexVPN Use Cases
  • Point-to-Point FlexVPN
  • FlexVPN Configuration Blocks
  • IKEv2 Profile
  • Smart Defaults
  • Manipulating Default Values
  • Negotiating IKEv2 Proposals
  • Point-to-Point VPN Scenario with IPv4 Static Routes
  • Configure and Verify Point-to-Point VPN with IPv4 Static Routes
  • Point-to-Point VPN Scenario with OSPFv3
  • Configure and Verify Point-to-Point VPN with OSPFv3
  • Enroll Devices to ECDSA PKI
  • Configure Router for ECDSA
  • Configure ASA for ECDSA
  • Verify EC Key Pairs and Certificates
  • Verify IKEv2 SA
  • Verify IPsec SA
  • Verify Point-to-Point FlexVPN (just flowchart and important show/debug command output)
  • Cisco IOS FlexVPN
  • IKEv2 Configuration Payload
  • Locally Managed Hub-and-Spoke Scenario
  • Configure a Spoke in a Hub-and-Spoke Scenario
  • Configure a Hub in a Hub-and-Spoke Scenario
  • Configuration Exchange
  • Verify and Troubleshoot Hub-and-Spoke FlexVPN
  • Spoke-to-Spoke Shortcut Scenario
  • NHRP in FlexVPN
  • Configure and Verify a Spoke in a Spoke-to-Spoke Shortcut Scenario
  • Configure and Verify a Hub in a Spoke-to-Spoke Shortcut Scenario
  • RADIUS-Managed FlexVPN Scenario
  • Verify Spoke-to-Spoke Shortcut Switching
  • Troubleshoot Spoke-to-Spoke Shortcut Switching (just flowchart and important show/debug command output)

Module 4: SSL VPNs

  • Components
  • Overview of group policies and connection profiles
  • Basic Cisco Clientless SSL VPN
  • Solution Components
  • Configure ASA gateway
  • Configure basic authentication
  • Configure access control (including URL entry and bookmarks)
  • Verify basic clientless SSL VPN
  • Troubleshoot basic clientless SSL VPN
  • Deploying Application Access options (plug-ins, smart tunnels)
  • Configure and verify plugins
  • Configure and verify smart tunnels
  • Troubleshoot plugins and smart tunnel
  • Advanced Authentication in Cisco Clientless SSL VPN Solution Components
  • Configure and verify Certificate based Authentication
  • Configure and Verify External Authentication
  • roubleshoot Advanced Authentication in Clientless SSL VPN

Module 5: Cisco AnyConnect VPNs

  • IP Address assignment
  • Split Tunneling
  • Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN

    • Solution Components
    • SSL VPN Server Authentication
    • SSL VPN Clients Authentication
    • SSL VPN Clients IP Address Assignment
    • SSL VPN Split Tunneling
  • Configure ASA for Basic AnyConnect SSL VPN
  • Configure Basic Cisco Authentication
  • Configure Access Control
  • Verify and Troubleshoot Basic Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN
  • DTLS

    • Overview
    • Parallel DTLS and TLS Tunnels
    • Configure DTLS
    • Verify DTLS
  • Cisco AnyConnect Client Configuration Management
  • Cisco AnyConnect Client Operating System Integration Options
  • Cisco AnyConnect Start Before Logon
  • Cisco AnyConnect Trusted Network Detection
  • Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot Cisco AnyConnect Start Before Logon
  • Cisco AnyConnect Trusted Network Detection
  • AnyConnect Support for IPSec/IKEv2
  • Configure a Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs on a Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
  • Verify and Troubleshoot Cisco AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs on Cisco ASA
  • Cisco AnyConnect Advanced Authentication Scenarios
  • External Authentication
  • Certificate-Based Server Authentication
  • Configure and Verify Certificate-Based Client Authentication
  • SCEP Proxy

    • Connection Flow
    • Configuration Procedure
  • Local Authorization
  • External Authentication and Authorization Scenario
  • Configure External Authentication and Authorization
  • Troubleshoot Advanced Authentication and Authorization in Cisco AnyConnect VPNs
  • Accounting

Module 6: Endpoint Security and Dynamic Access Policies

  • Cisco HostScan Overview
  • Cisco HostScan Prelogin Assessment
  • Install Cisco HostScan
  • Configure Prelogin Criteria and Prelogin Policy
  • Configure Host Scan Endpoint Assessment
  • Configure Host Scan Advanced Endpoint Assessment
  • DAP

    • Integrate with Host Scan
    • Configure
    • Verifying and Troubleshooting


  • Site to Site Secure Connectivity on Cisco ASA
  • Implement a Cisco IOS static VTI point-to-point tunnel
  • Site-to-Site Secure Connectivity Using Cisco IOS FlexVPN
  • Hub-to-Spoke Secure Connectivity Using Cisco IOS Flex VPN
  • Spoke-to-Spoke Secure Connectivity Using Cisco IOS Flex VPN
  • Cisco Clientless SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
  • Application Access clientless SSL
  • Advanced AAA Clientless SSL
  • Implement Basic AnyConnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
  • Advanced AnyConnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA
  • AnyConnect IPsec/IKEv2 VPNs on Cisco ASA
  • Hostscan and DAP for AnyConect SSL VPNs


  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) Security certification
  • Any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite

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