SESA Training

SESA (Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance) v2.1 is a comprehensive three-day hands-on training course that prepares students to install, configure, operate, maintain and perform basic troubleshooting of the Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) and to maintain email security in small to medium-sized and enterprise deployments. During the course, students will learn how to install, configure, operate, maintain, administer, and troubleshoot the Cisco Email Security Appliance. Students will also be provided with in-depth instruction on the ESA’s features, learn advanced Internet email security concepts, and gain an understanding of how to customize ESA configurations for their organizational needs.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • A moderate knowledge of TCP / IP fundamentals, including IP addressing and subnetting, static IP routing and DNS
  • Experience with Internet based messaging, including Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Internet message formats and Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) message format
  • Familiarity with command line interface (CLI) and graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Previous experience with email security would be helpful

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Integrate with a directory server via LDAP
  • Use message filters to redirect and modify messages
  • Describe how web reputation filters are used to control SPAM
  • Integrate AMP with Email Security Appliance
  • Safely deploy and debug message filters
  • Configure TLS and Guaranteed Secure Delivery
  • Authenticate email with SPF, SIDF and DMARC
  • Describe how to manage high volume of emails
  • Configure ESA cluster for central administration

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Reviewing the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Module 2: Administering the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Module 3: Controlling Sender and Recipient Domains
  • Module 4: Controlling Spam with Cisco SensorBase and Antispam
  • Module 5: Using Antivirus, Advanced Malware Protection, and Virus Outbreak Filter
  • Module 6: Using Mail Policies
  • Module 7: Using Content Filters
  • Module 8: Preventing Data Loss
  • Module 9: Using LDAP
  • Module 10: Using Authentication and Encryption
  • Module 11: Using Message Filters
  • Module 12: Using System Quarantines & Delivery Methods
  • Module 13: Understanding Clustering
  • Module 14: Troubleshooting
  • Labs

    • 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