Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance V3.0 (SESA)

Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance V3.0 (SESA)

Overview

Duration: 3 days

The Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA) v3.0 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.

Objectives

  • 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.
Course Outline
Module 1 - Describing the Cisco Email Security Appliance

  • Cisco Email Security Appliance Overview
  • Technology Use Case
  • Cisco Email Security Appliance Data Sheet
  • SMTP Overview
  • Email Pipeline Overview
  • Installation Scenarios
  • Initial Cisco Email Security Appliance Configuration
  • Centralizing Services on a Cisco Content Security Management Appliance (SMA)
  • Release Notes for AsyncOS 11.x
Module 2 - Administering the Cisco Email Security Appliance
  • Distributing Administrative Tasks
  • System Administration
  • Managing and Monitoring Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Other Tasks in the GUI
  • Advanced Network Configuration
  • Using Email Security Monitor
  • Tracking Messages
  • Logging
Module 3 - Controlling Sender and Recipient Domains
  • Public and Private Listeners
  • Configuring the Gateway to Receive Email
  • Host Access Table Overview
  • Recipient Access Table Overview
  • Configuring Routing and Delivery Features
Module 4 - Controlling Spam with Talos SenderBase and Anti-Spam
  • SenderBase Overview
  • Anti-Spam
  • Managing Graymail
  • Protecting Against Malicious or Undesirable URLs
  • File Reputation Filtering and File Analysis
  • Bounce Verification
Module 5 - Using Anti-Virus and Outbreak Filters
  • Anti-Virus Scanning Overview
  • Sophos Anti-Virus Filtering
  • McAfee Anti-Virus Filtering
  • Configuring the Appliance to Scan for Viruses
  • Outbreak Filters
  • How the Outbreak Filters Feature Works
  • Managing Outbreak Filters
Module 6 - Using Mail Policies
  • Email Security Manager Overview
  • Mail Policies Overview
  • Handling Incoming and Outgoing Messages Differently
  • Matching Users to a Mail Policy
  • Message Splintering
  • Configuring Mail Policies
Module 7 - Using Content Filters
  • Content Filters Overview
  • Content Filter Conditions
  • Content Filter Actions
  • Filter Messages Based on Content
  • Text Resources Overview
  • Using and Testing the Content Dictionaries Filter Rules
  • Understanding Text Resources
  • Text Resource Management
  • Using Text Resources
Module 8 - Using Message Filters to Enforce Email Policies
  • Message Filters Overview
  • Components of a Message Filter
  • Message Filter Processing
  • Message Filter Rules
  • Message Filter Actions
  • Attachment Scanning
  • Examples of Attachment Scanning Message Filters
  • Using the CLI to Manage Message Filters
  • Message Filter Examples
  • Configuring Scan Behavior
Module 9 - Preventing Data Loss
  • Overview of the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Scanning Process
  • Setting Up Data Loss Prevention
  • Policies for Data Loss Prevention
  • Message Actions
  • Updating the DLP Engine and Content Matching Classifiers
Module 10 - Using LDAP
  • Overview of LDAP
  • Working with LDAP
  • Using LDAP Queries
  • Authenticating End-Users of the Spam Quarantine
  • Configuring External LDAP Authentication for Users
  • Testing Servers and Queries
  • Using LDAP for Directory Harvest Attack Prevention
  • Spam Quarantine Alias Consolidation Queries
  • Validating Recipients Using an SMTP Server
  • Module 11 - SMTP Session Authentication
  • Configuring AsyncOS for SMTP Authentication
  • Authenticating SMTP Sessions Using Client Certificates
  • Checking the Validity of a Client Certificate
  • Authenticating User Using LDAP Directory
  • Authenticating SMTP Connection Over Transport Layer Security (TLS) Using a Client Certificate
  • Establishing a TLS Connection from the Appliance
  • Updating a List of Revoked Certificates
Module 12 - Email Authentication
  • Email Authentication Overview
  • Configuring DomainKeys and DomainKeys Identified MailDKIM) Signing
  • Verifying Incoming Messages Using DKIM
  • Overview of Sender Policy FrameworkSPF) and SIDF Verification
  • Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) Verification
  • Forged Email Detection
Module 13 - Email Encryption
  • Overview of Cisco Email Encryption
  • Encrypting Messages
  • Determining Which Messages to Encrypt
  • Inserting Encryption Headers into Messages
  • Encrypting Communication with Other Message Transfer Agents (MTAs)
  • Working with Certificates
  • Managing Lists of Certificate Authorities
  • Enabling TLS on a Listener’s Host Access Table (HAT)
  • Enabling TLS and Certificate Verification on Delivery
  • Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) Security Services
Module 14 - Using System Quarantines and Delivery Methods
  • Describing Quarantines
  • Spam Quarantine
  • Setting Up the Centralized Spam Quarantine
  • Using Safelists and Blocklists to Control Email Delivery Based on Sender
  • Configuring Spam Management Features for End Users
  • Managing Messages in the Spam Quarantine
  • Policy, Virus, and Outbreak Quarantines
  • Managing Policy, Virus, and Outbreak Quarantines
  • Working with Messages in Policy, Virus, or Outbreak Quarantines
  • Delivery Methods
Module 15 - Centralized Management Using Clusters
  • Overview of Centralized Management Using Clusters
  • Cluster Organization
  • Creating and Joining a Cluster
  • Managing Clusters
  • Cluster Communication
  • Loading a Configuration in Clustered Appliances
  • Best Practices
Module 16 - Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Debugging Mail Flow Using Test Messages: Trace
  • Using the Listener to Test the Appliance
  • Troubleshooting the Network
  • Troubleshooting the Listener
  • Troubleshooting Email Delivery
  • Troubleshooting Performance
  • Web Interface Appearance and Rendering Issues
  • Responding to Alerts
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Issues
  • Working with Technical Support
Module 17 - References
  • Model Specifications for Large Enterprises
  • Model Specifications for Midsize Enterprises and Small-to-Midsize Enterprises or Branch Offices
  • Cisco Email Security Appliance Model Specifications for Virtual Appliances
  • Packages and Licenses
 
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
  • DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)
  • Sender Policy Framework (SPF)
  • Forged Email Detection
  • Configure the Cisco SMA for Tracking and Reporting
SESA 300-720
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 Servers (DNS), Secure Shell (SSH), FTP, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), HTTP, and HTTPS
  • Experience with IP routing
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SESA


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