Cisco SITCS 1.0: Cisco Email Security Appliance

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Cisco E-mail Security Appliance (ESA) protects the e-mail infrastructure and employees who use e-mail at work by providing high-availability e-mail protection against the constant, dynamic, and rapidly changing threats affecting e-mail today. The appliance combines best-in-class technologies to prevent and respond to multilevel threats and integrates into existing e-mail infrastructures with a high degree of flexibility. In this course, you will learn about Cisco ESA services and the basic configuration components required to set up the Cisco ESA. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS) 1.0 (300-207 SITCS) exam.

Target Audience

This path is designed to prepare security engineers with the knowledge covering advanced firewall architecture and configuration with the Cisco next-generation firewall, utilizing access, and identity policies. It is also suitable for students interested in pursuing their Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification.



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Modular Network Architecture and Cisco ESA

  • identify how to place Cisco WSA into a typical modularized network design
  • Cisco Hybrid Email Security Solution

  • recognize components of the Cisco hybrid security solution
  • SMTP Overview

  • describe the SMTP terms
  • SMTP Conversation

  • describe the e-mail conversation
  • ESA Services Overview

  • describe the Cisco ESA services
  • ESA GUI Management

  • describe the Cisco ESA GUI management
  • ESA Licensing

  • describe the Cisco Email Security Appliance licensing requirements
  • Mail Processing Overview

  • describe the incoming mail processing
  • ESA LDAP Integration

  • explain Cisco ESA to LDAP Integration functions
  • Registered Envelope Service (CRES) Overview

  • explain the Cisco Registered Envelope Service
  • ESA Listener Overview

  • describe the Cisco ESA listener
  • ESA Deployment

  • describe the two Cisco ESA listener types
  • Interfaces and Listener

  • describe one interface, one listener deployment
  • LDAP Accept Query

  • provide an example of LDAP integration using LDAP Query to drop e-mails to nonexisting users
  • HAT Overview

  • describe the Cisco ESA HAT
  • HAT > Sender Group

  • describe the Cisco ESA Sender Group HAT component
  • HAT > Add Sender Group

  • describe how to Add a Sender Group
  • HAT > Mail Flow Policy

  • describe ESA Mail Flow Policy deployments
  • RAT

  • describe the Cisco ESA RAT
  • SMTP Routes

  • describe the Cisco ESA SMTP Routes
  • E-mail Relaying on Internal Mail Server

  • recognize how e-mail relaying on an Internal Mail Server works
  • Exercise: Deployment and Configurations of Cisco ESA