Network Security Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance

Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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SESA v2.1 is a comprehensive three-day hands-on training course that prepares students to install, configure, operate, maintain and perform basic troubleshooting of the Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) and to maintain email security in small to medium-sized and enterprise deployments. During the course, students will learn how to install, configure, operate, maintain, administer, and troubleshoot the Cisco Email Security Appliance. Students will also be provided with in-depth instruction on the ESA’s features, learn advanced Internet email security concepts, and gain an understanding of how to customize ESA configurations for their organizational needs.

Who should attend

  • Security Architects & System Designers
  • Network Administrators & Operations Engineers
  • Network or Security Managers responsible for Email Security
  • Cisco ESA Customers
  • Employees

Course Objectives

  • Understand the placement of ESA - System overview
  • Installing ESA
  • Administration of ESA
  • Controlling sender and recipient domains, spam with SensorBase, and anti-spam
  • Setting parameters for:
  • Anti-virus
  • Virus Outbreak Filter (VOF)
  • Mail policies
  • Content filters
  • Preventing data loss
  • Authentication, LDAP, and encryption
  • Message filters
  • Using quarantines, and delivery methods
  • Clustering an environment
  • Troubleshoot ESA

Topics Covered

  • Module 1: Reviewing the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Module 2: Administering the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Module 3: Controlling Sender and Recipient Domains
  • Module 4: Controlling Spam with Cisco SensorBase and Antispam
  • Module 5: Using Antivirus, Advanced Malware Protection, and Virus Outbreak Filter
  • Module 6: Using Mail Policies
  • Module 7: Using Content Filters
  • Module 8: Preventing Data Loss
  • Module 9: Using LDAP
  • Module 10: Using Authentication and Encryption
  • Module 11: Using Message Filters
  • Module 12: Using System Quarantines & Delivery Methods
  • Module 13: Understanding Clustering
  • Module 14: Troubleshooting


  • Basic computer literacy, including the use of general office software such as Microsoft Office
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation and keyboard proficiency skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills, including use of a browser and search tools
  • Basic email usage skills
  • Moderate knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals
  • Experience with Internet-based messaging, including SMTP, Internet message formats, and MIME message formats

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