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Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)

  • Length 4 days
  • Version 3.2
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Why study this course

This course shows you how to deploy and use Cisco® Email Security Appliance to establish protection for your email systems against phishing, business email compromise, and ransomware, and to help streamline email security policy management. This hands-on training provides you with the knowledge and skills to implement, troubleshoot, and administer Cisco Email Security Appliance, including key capabilities, such as advanced malware protection, spam blocking, anti-virus protection, outbreak filtering, encryption, quarantines, and data loss prevention.

This training prepares you for the 300-720 SESA v1.1 exam. If passed, you earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Email Content Security certification and satisfy the concentration exam requirement for the CCNP Security certification. This training also earns you 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Exam Vouchers: Cisco exam vouchers are not included in the course fees but can be purchased separately where applicable.

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What you’ll learn

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and administer the Cisco Email Security Appliance

  • Control sender and recipient domains

  • Control spam with Talos SenderBase and anti-spam

  • Use anti-virus and outbreak filters

  • Use mail policies

  • Use content filters

  • Use message filters

  • Prevent data loss

  • Perform lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) queries

  • Authenticate simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) sessions

  • Authenticate email

  • Encrypt email

  • Use system quarantines and delivery methods

  • Perform centralised management using clusters

  • Test and troubleshoot

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Who is the course for?

  • Security Engineers

  • Security Administrators

  • Security Architects

  • Operations Engineers

  • Network Engineers

  • Network Administrators

  • Network or Security Technicians

  • Network Managers

  • System Designers

  • Cisco Integrators and Partners

Course subjects

  • Describing the Cisco Email Security Appliance

  • Controlling Sender and Recipient Domains

  • Controlling Spam with Talos SenderBase and Anti-Spam

  • Using Anti-Virus and Outbreak Filters

  • Using Mail Polices

  • Using Content Filters

  • Using Message Filters

  • Preventing Data Loss

  • Using LDAP

  • Describing SMTP Session Authentication

  • Using Email Authentication

  • Using Email Encryption

  • Administering the Cisco Email Security Appliance

  • Using System Quarantines and Delivery Methods

  • Centralising Management Using Clusters

  • Testing and Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • Verify and Test Cisco ESA Configuration

  • Advanced Malware in Attachments (Macro Detection)

  • Protect Against Malicious or Undesirable URLs Beneath Shortened URLs

  • Protect Against Malicious or Undesirable URLs Inside Attachments

  • Intelligently Handle Unscannable Messages

  • Leverage AMP Cloud Intelligence Via Pre-Classification Enhancement

  • Integrate Cisco ESA with AMP Console

  • Prevent Threats with Anti-Virus Protection

  • Applying Outbreak Filters

  • Configure Attachment Scanning

  • Configure Outbound Data Loss Prevention

  • Integrate Cisco ESA with LDAP and Enable the LDAP Accept Query

  • Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM)

  • Sender Policy Framework (SPF)

  • Forged Email Detection

  • Perform Basic Administration

  • Configure the Cisco Secure Email and Web Manager for Tracking and Reporting


Knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course:

  • Transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) services, including domain name system (DNS), secure shell (SSH), file transfer protocol (FTP), simple network management protocol (SNMP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), and hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS)

  • Experience with IP routing

To fully benefit, you should also have one or more of these basic technical competencies:

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work 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.

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