SESA - Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance Parts 1 and 2 2.1


Description 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

Learning Objectives

  • 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

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 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