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SESA: Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance

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.

The course provides students with practical activities that will prepare them to configure, administer, and conduct troubleshooting tasks on a secure email network in SMB and enterprise installations

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

To be prepared to configure, administer, monitor, and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of the cisco email security appliance in small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise installations.

Course Content

  • 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
  • Lesson 4-8: Defining Outbreak Filters
  • 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 and Delivery Methods
  • Module 13: Understanding Clustering
  • Module 14: Troubleshooting

Lab Details

  • 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

Course Duration

3 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • 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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