F5 Networks Setting Up BIG-IP Advanced WAF: Web Application Firewall

 1 Day
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

In this 1 day course, participants identify and mitigate common web application vulnerabilities on the client and application sides of the threat spectrum. Participants use F5 Advanced WAF to quickly configure advanced protection against common Layer 7 vulnerabilities (OWASP Top Ten) and bot defense.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Oct 18, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
1 Day
Virtual Instructor Led
Nov 29, 2021
10:00AM - 6:00PM Central
1 Day
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for users who wish to rapidly deploy a basic web application security policy with minimal configuration; deploy a DoS Protection Profile to detect server stress, and block bad actors.


1 - Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP System Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
2 - Threat Overview and Guided Configuration
  • Classifying Attack Types
  • Differentiating Benign and Malicious Clients
  • Categorizing Attack Techniques
  • Defining the Layer 7 Web Application Firewall
  • Defining Traffic Processing Objects
  • Introducing F5 Advanced WAF
  • Using Guided Configuration for Web Application Security
3 - Exploring HTTP Traffic
  • Exploring Web Application HTTP Request Processing
  • Overview of Application-Side Vulnerabilities
  • Defining Attack Signatures
  • Defining Violations
4 - Securing HTTP Traffic
  • Defining Learning
  • Defining Attack Signature Staging
  • Defining Attack Signature Enforcement
5 - Mitigating Credentials Stuffing
  • Defining Credentials Stuffing Attacks
  • The Credentials Stuffing Mitigation Workflow
6 - Form Encryption Using BIG-IP DataSafe
  • What Elements of Application Delivery are Targeted?
  • Exploiting the Document Object Model
  • Protecting Applications Using DataSafe
  • Configuring a DataSafe Profile
7 - Deploying Threat Campaigns
  • Defining Threat Campaigns
  • Live Update for Threat Campaigns
8 - Using Layer 7 Behavioral Analysis to Mitigate DoS
  • Defining Behavioral Analysis
  • Defining the DoS Protection Profile


Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification. Knowledge of Advanced WAF/ASM is recommended.

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