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The Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) v3.1 course teaches you how to configure, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Email Security Appliances to protect your organization from spam, viruses, malware, phishing attacks and other email-borne threats.

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Understand how to configure SMTP and message filters

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Learn to use antivirus and antispam scanning

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Understand how to use message encryption and DLP

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Configuring Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA)


Managing SMTP and message filters


Using antivirus and antispam scanning


Implementing message encryption and DLP


Troubleshooting email security issues

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  • Configure Cisco Email Security Appliance features
  • Describe centralized services on a Cisco Content SMA
  • Configure mail policies

  • Control spam with Talos SenderBase and Antispam
  • Describe graymail management solution
  • Configure file reputation filtering and file analysis features
  • Implement malicious or undesirable URLs protection
  • Describe the bounce verification feature

  • Describe the functions and capabilities of content filters
  • Create text resources such as content dictionaries, disclaimers, and templates
  • Configure message filters components, rules, processing order and attachment scanning
  • Configure scan behavior
  • Configure the Cisco ESA to scan for viruses using Sophos and McAfee scanning engines
  • Configure outbreak filters
  • Configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

  • Configure and verify LDAP servers and queries (Queries and Directory Harvest Attack)
  • Understand spam quarantine functions
  • Understand SMTP functionality

  • Configure Domain Keys and DKIM signing
  • Configure SPF and SIDF
  • Configure DMARC verification
  • Configure forged email detection
  • Configure email encryption
  • Describe S/MIME security services and communication encryption with other MTAs
  • Manage certificate authorities

  • Configure quarantine (spam, policy, virus, and outbreak)
  • Utilize safelists and blocklists to control email delivery
  • Manage messages in local or external spam quarantines
  • Configure virtual gateways
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Target Audience:

  • Network engineers
  • Security engineers
  • System engineers
  • Collaboration engineers
  • Network administrators
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  • CCNA certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Basic understanding of email systems
  • Basic knowledge of networking and security concepts
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Benefits of the course:

  • Learn to deploy and manage Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Increase your knowledge and skills in email security
  • Gain hands-on experience with real-world scenarios
  • Boost your career opportunities
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • There is no exam for this course.
  • However, it is recommended to complete the Implementing Cisco Email Security Solutions (ISES) exam to earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certification.
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Certification path:

  • CCNA certification (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Implementing Cisco Email Security Solutions (ISES) exam
  • Cisco Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certification
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Career options after doing the course:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Collaboration Engineer
  • Network Administrator

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The course is 4 days long.

You can earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Email Content Security certification.

There is no exam for this course, but it is recommended to complete the ISES exam to earn the certification.

CCNA certification (or equivalent knowledge), basic understanding of email systems, and basic knowledge of networking and security concepts.

A: The course covers topics such as configuring SMTP and message filters, using antivirus and antispam scanning, implementing message encryption and DLP, managing the email security appliance, and troubleshooting email security issues.

Career options include network security engineer, network engineer, security engineer, system engineer, collaboration engineer, and network administrator.

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