Securing Email With Cisco Email Security Appliance Parts 1 and 2 SESA

3 days


In this hands-on course, you will learn to install, configure, operate, and maintain the C-Series. You will receive in-depth instruction on the most commonly used product features with an emphasis on administration best practices for configuration and operation including clustering, management of email through Cisco Email Security Appliances, configuration of access control policies to eliminate threats at the perimeter, as well as the creation and application of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) polices.

You will see how Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) integrates with Email Security Appliance and you will learn how to configure Cisco Email Security Appliances to detect and handle unwanted spam and viruses. You will cover message tracking and reporting to document email traffic trends on the C-Series. You will also learn the fundamental concepts of tracking, reporting, and quarantining on the M-Series. This is formally an IronPort email and web security gateway and management products, currently referred to as Cisco Email Security and Cisco Web Security.


  • Enterprise messaging managers and system administrators
  • Email system designers and architects
  • Network managers responsible for messaging implementation

Skills Gained

Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Integrate with a directory server via LDAP
  • Use message filters to redirect and modify messages
  • How web reputation filters are used to control SPAM
  • Integration AMP with Email Security Appliance
  • Safely deploy and debug message filters
  • Configure TLS and Guaranteed Secure Delivery
  • Authenticate email with SPF, SIDF and DMARC
  • How to manage high volume of emails
  • Configure ESA cluster for central administration


Attendees should possess the following background knowledge and skills:

  • 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

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Course Outline

  • Reviewing the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Administering the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Controlling Sender and Recipient Domains
  • Controlling Spam with Cisco Sensor
  • Using Mail Policies
  • Using Content Filters
  • Preventing Data Loss
  • Using LDAP
  • Using Authentication and Encryption
  • Using Message Filters
  • Using System Quarantines & Delivery Methods
  • Understanding Clustering
  • Troubleshooting

Module 0: Introduction

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

  • Lab 1: Access the Cisco Remote Lab
  • Lab 2: Install Your Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Lab 3: Perform Administration
  • Lab 4: Test Your Listener Settings
  • Lab 5: Prevent Domain Spoofing with DMARC
  • Lab 6: Defend Against Spam with SensorBase and Antispam
  • Lab 7: Defend Against Viruses
  • Lab 8: Prevent Advanced Persistent Threats with Advanced Malware Protection
  • Lab 9: Customize Mail Policies for Your End Users
  • Lab 10: Enforce Your Business Policies in Email Delivery
  • Lab 11: Manage High-Volume Mail Flow
  • Lab 12: Configure DLP
  • Lab 13: Configure LDAP Accept
  • Lab 14: Configure SMTP Call-Ahead
  • Lab 15: Accommodate Multiple Domains Using LDAP Accept Bypass and Domain Assignments
  • Lab 16: Control Mail Policies with LDAP Group Queries
  • Lab 17: Configure Envelope Encryption
  • Lab 18: Encrypt Email with TLS
  • Lab 19: Verify SIDF and SPF
  • Lab 20: Redirect Mail with Message Filters
  • Lab 21: Configure Virtual Gateways
  • Lab 22: Configure Clusters
  • Lab 23: Troubleshoot

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