Cisco® Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance v3.1 (SESA)

Students who take this SESA training learn to use Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESAs) to manage and troubleshoot email in their networks. Attendees of this SESA course receive in-depth instruction on popular features, emphasizing topics listed below, learn advanced Internet email concepts and receive an overview of how to customize configurations.

Cisco® Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance v3.1 (SESA)

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Creating and apply Data Loss Prevention (DLP) polices to outgoing email
  • Configuring Email Security Appliances to detect and handle unwanted spam and viruses
  • Using Message Tracking and Reporting to document email traffic trends
  • Managing spam quarantines
  • Using Cisco reputation based services, Sensor Base and Virus Outbreak Filters, to increase the security of an email network
  • Integrating an ESA with a directory server via LDAP
  • Debugging LDAP integration issues
  • Using message filters to redirect and modify messages
  • Performing safe deployment and debugging of message filters
  • Configuring TLS and Guaranteed Secure Delivery
  • Configuring Email Authentication with DKIM and SPF


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Introduction & System Overview
  • List IronPort Email Security Appliances
  • Describe the ESA Hardware Options
  • Describe the Email Pipeline Filters
  • List the ESA Feature Key Options
  • Describe the Operation of a Listener
  • 2 - Tracking and Reporting Messages
  • Perform a system installation of an M Series
  • Integrate the M Series into the existing C Series lab.
  • Use local and Centralized Message Tracking
  • Use Local and Centralized Reporting
  • 3 - Controlling Sender & Recipient Domains
  • Configure public and private listeners
  • Configure SMTP Routes
  • Use Sender base Reputation Scores (SBRS) to manage mail
  • Use Mail Debugging Tools
  • 4 - Controlling Spam with SenderBase & Anti
  • Spam
  • Adjust SBRS Configure Anti Spam Settings
  • Configure the IronPort Spam Quarantine
  • Use the Security Management Appliance for Off BoxQuarantining
  • 5 - Using Anti
  • Virus & Virus Outbreak Filters
  • Enable one or both Anti Virus Engines
  • Use one or both AV Engines in Mail Policies
  • Use Virus Outbreak Filters to preemptively drop traffic and provide zero hour protection
  • Identify best practices for managing IronPort Anti Virus
  • 6 - Using Mail Policies to Direct Business Email
  • Use Email Security Manager Create a User Based Mail Policies
  • Use Message Tracking to monitor message splintering
  • 7 - Using System Quarantines and Delivery Methods
  • Describe, create and manage quarantines
  • Perform searches quarantine contents
  • Assign Bounce Profiles
  • Create Virtual Gateways
  • 8 - Using Content Filters for Specific Business Needs
  • Describe content scanning
  • Detect password protected / non protected attachments
  • Create weighted content matching
  • Use Smart Identifiers
  • Implement Matched Content Visibility
  • Execute best practices when staging new filters
  • 9 - Encrypting Outbound Email
  • Provision with the Cisco Registered Envelope Service
  • Associate a content filtering rule with an "Encrypt" action
  • Register a CRES Envelope Recipient
  • 10 - Troubleshooting
  • Identify Issues
  • Diagnose and Isolate Problems
  • Troubleshooting tools and best practices
  • Log file contents and log administration
  • 11 - System Administration
  • Safely upgrade software on your IronPort
  • Manage users and control alerting behavior
  • Manage configurations and prepare for disaster recovery Access Customer Support
  • 12 - Configuring LDAP Queries
  • This module focuses directly on common LDAP configurations and issues. A brief overview of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is provided to give those new to LDAP some familiarity, but the bulk of the module assumes a basic understanding of LDAP terms and concepts. Active Directory is emphasized in a number of case studies to highlight the various installation choices. These include addressing the use of the ESA against multiple directories in a heterogeneous enterprise.
  • 13 - Message Filters (Advanced Policy)
  • This module focuses on advanced filter options with specific emphasis on creating, troubleshooting, simplification/streamlining and regular expressions. Helpful tips and tricks for both Message and Content filters are covered. Extensive hands on exercises are designed to give the students practice working with the Command Line Interface (CLI), as well as practical experience troubleshooting and examining logs.
  • 14 - Email Authentication
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    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 of the sender

    Other Prerequisites

    To fully benefit from this course, you should have one or more of the following basic technical competencies:

    Cisco certification (Cisco CCENT® certification or higher) Relevant industry certification, such as (ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council, Global Information Assurance Certi?cation (GIAC), and ISACA Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA® 1 and CCNA 2) Windows expertise: Microsoft [Microsoft Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)], CompTIA (A+,Network+, Server+)

    Cisco® Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance v3.1 (SESA)

    Course Length : 4 Days

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