Cisco ESA Training

Cisco ESA Training

Course Overview

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.

What will I Learn?

  • 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

Course Outline

  • 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

Who should attend

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

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