SESA v2.1 - Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance Parts 1 and 2

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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.


After completing this course the student should be able 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


  • 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

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

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


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

Lab Outline

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