SESA v3.1 – Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance

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SESA v3.1 – Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance
4 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Network Security

Course Details

The Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) v3.1 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 course 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 course helps you prepare to take the exam, Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (300-720 SESA), which leads to CCNP® Security and the Certified Specialist – Email Content Security certifications.

This class will help you

  • Deploy high-availability email protection against the dynamic, rapidly changing threats affecting your organization
  • Gain leading-edge career skills focused on enterprise security
  • Earn 24 Cisco CE credits toward recertification

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and administer the Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA)
  • 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 to enforce email policies
  • Prevent data loss
  • Perform LDAP queries
  • Authenticate Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) sessions
  • Authenticate email
  • Encrypt email
  • Use system quarantines and delivery methods
  • Perform centralized management using clusters
  • Test and troubleshoot

Outline

  • Describing the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Administering 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 Policies
  • Using Content Filters
  • Using Message Filters to Enforce Email Policies
  • Preventing Data Loss
  • Using LDAP
  • SMTP Session Authentication
  • Email Authentication
  • Email Encryption
  • Using System Quarantines and Delivery Methods
  • Centralized Management Using Clusters
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • References

Lab outline

  • Verify and Test Cisco ESA Configuration
  • Perform Basic Administration
  • 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 Content and 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
  • Configure the Cisco SMA for Tracking and Reporting

Target Audience

  • Security engineers
  • Security administrators
  • Security architects
  • Operations engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network or security technicians
  • Network managers
  • System designers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

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 Certification (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+)

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

  • TCP/IP services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS
  • Experience with IP routing

Cisco learning offerings that contribute to recommended skills and knowledge: