Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance

This course is designed to help learners understand how to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Email Security Appliance in a small to medium-sized business and enterprise installation. Knowledge application and basic troubleshooting skills are reinforced with the use of hands-on-labs.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Experience with Internet-based messaging, including Simple Mail Transfer Protocol(SMTP), Internet message formats, and Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) ICND2 Recommended


Reviewing the Cisco ESA

  • Reviewing  the Cisco Security Management Appliance
  • Defining an SMTP Conversation
  • Identifying Terms and Definitions
  • Examining the Pipeline
  • Describing Cisco Email Security Appliance Models and Licensing
  • Installing and Verifying the Cisco Email Security Applicance 

Administering the Cisco Email Security Appliance

  • Configuring Localized Message Tracking and Reporting
  • Configuring Centralized Tracking and Reporting
  • Tracking and Reporting Messages
  • Administering  the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Managing Log Files
  • Creating and Using Administrator Accounts

Controlling Sender and Recipient Domains

  • Configure Public and Private Listeners
  • Describing the Host Access Table (HAT) 
  • Describing the Recipient Access Table (RAT)
  • Describing Email Authentication Methods
  • Defining Domain-Based Message Authentication 
  • Troubleshooting with Mail Logs

Controlling Spam with Cisco SensorBase and Antispam

  • Describing SensorBase 
  • Configure Antispam
  • Quarantining Spam on the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Describing Safelist and Blocklist
  • Quarantining Spam on the Cisco Security Management Appliance
  • Configuring  Bounce Verification
  • Describing Web Reputation Filters
  • Defining Outbreak Filters

Using Antivirus, Virus Outbreak Filters, and Advanced Malware Protection

  • Enabling Antivirus Engines
  • Using Outbreak Filters
  • Using Advanced Malware Protection

Using Mail Policies

  • Describing Email Security Manager
  • Creating User-Based Mail Policies
  • Using Message Splintering

Using Content Filters

  • Describing Content Filtering
  • Configuring Basic Content Filtering
  • Applying Content Filter Applications
  • Describing and Configuring Message Filtering

Preventing Data Loss

  • Identifying the Data Loss Problem
  • Choosing a Cisco DLP Solution
  • Implementing DLP Configuration
  • Describing the RSA Engine

Using LDAP

  • Describing LDAP Features
  • Describing Query Tokens and Operators
  • Configuring LDAP Profiles
  • Configuring SMTP Call-Ahead
  • Reviewing Case Studies
  • Using LDAP Group Queries

Using Authentication and Encryption

  • Configuring Cisco Registered Envelope Service
  • Describing TLS
  • Authenticating Email with SPF 

Using Message Filters

  • Identifying Mesage Filters
  • Describing Regular Expressions Basics
  • Applying Message Filters 

Using System Quarantines and Delivery Methods

  • Describing Quarantines
  • Describing Policy, Virus and Outbreak Quarantines
  • Setting Delivery Limits
  • Creating Virtual Gateways
  • Configuring Bounce Profiles


  • Creating a Clustered Environment
  • Joining an Existing Cluster
  • Managing a Clustered Environment
  • Administering a Cluster from the GUI


  • Identifying Appliance-Related Problems
  • Monitoring the System
  • Diagnosing Problems
  • Locating Common Problems and Solutions


  • Hardware Challenge Lab 1: Access the Cisco Remote Lab
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 2: Install Your Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 3: Perform Administration
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 4: Test Your Listener Settings
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 5: Prevent Domain Spoofing with DMARC
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 6: Defend Against Spam with SensorBase and Antispam
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 7: Defend Against Viruses
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 8: Prevent Advanced Persistent Threats with Advanced Malware Protection
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 9: Customize Mail Policies for Your End Users
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 10: Enforce Your Business Policies in Email Delivery
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 11: Manage High-Volume Mail Flow
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 12: Configure DLP
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 13: Configure LDAP Accept
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 14: Configure SMTP Call-Ahead
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 15: Accommodate Multiple Domains Using LDAP Accept Bypass and Domain Assignments
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 16: Control Mail Policies with LDAP Group Queries
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 17: Configure Envelope Encryption
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 18: Encrypt Email with TLS
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 19: Verify SIDF and SPF
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 20: Redirect Mail with Message Filters
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 21: Configure Virtual Gateways
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 22: Configure Clusters
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 23: Troubleshoot


After you complete this course you should be able to:

  • Install and Administer the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Define domain-based Message Authentication
  • Describe the function of web reputation-based filters
  • Understand and configure outbreak filters
  • Control Sender and Recipient Domains
  • Control Spam with Cisco SensorBase and antispam
  • Understand and configure Cisco SourceFire Advanced Malware Protection integration using file reputation and analysis services
  • Explain how Advanced Malware Protection results may be applied to content filtering
  • Using Mail Policies
  • Using Content Filters
  • Describe URL filtering
  • Configure message filtering to detect high-volume mail attacks
  • Prevent Data Loss
  • Use LDAP
  • Use Authentication and Encryption
  • Use Message Filters
  • Use System Quaratines and Delivery Methods
  • Create a Clustered Environment
  • Troubleshoot the Cisco Email Security Appliance


Individuals responsible for messaging implementations such as Enterprise messaging managers and system administrators, Email system designers, architects or Network managers.

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