Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 21, 2020
Duration
2h 21m
Description

Cisco estimates that between 65 and 80% of threats are deployed through email. In this course, Cisco Core Security: Email Security with Cisco ESA, you will gain the ability to use Cisco's ESA to secure your network. First, you will learn how to route email through the ESA. Next, you will discover how to block malicious senders in the first place. Finally, you will explore how to configure policies to ensure your emails are secure. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of email security needed to secure your organization's emails.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What prerequisites are needed for this course?

Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with security concepts and network security fundamentals.

What is the Cisco Email Security Appliance?

The Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) is an email security gateway product. It is designed to detect and block a wide variety of email-borne threats, such as malware, spam and phishing attempts.

Why is email security important?

With over 90% of attacks on organizations starting from a malicious email, relying on your built-in security might leave your organization open to cyber criminals that constantly capitalize on the number one attack vector: exploiting human nature and the lack of tight security.

What are common threats to network security?

The most common network security threats are Computer viruses, Computer worms, Trojan horse, SQL injection attack, DOS and DDOS attack, Rootkit, Rogue security software, Phishing, Adware and spyware, and Man-in-the-middle attacks.

How does Cisco ESA work?

Cisco ESA uses a multilayer approach to fight viruses and malware: The first layer of defense consists of outbreak filters, which the appliance downloads from Cisco SenderBase. They contain a list of known bad mail servers. Cisco ESA also scans outbound emails to provide antivirus protection.

What courses will I be prepared for following this course?

Following this course you should feel comfortable diving into Cisco Core Security with courses on Content Security with Cisco WSA and Cisco Umbrella, Securing the Cloud, Secure Network Access with Cisco ISE, and Endpoint Protection and Detection with Cisco AMP.

About the author
About the author

Craig is a former Marine that has over a decade of IT experience, mainly focusing on Palo Alto Firewalls and Cisco Routers and Switches, and has certifications from both vendors. When not working, Craig enjoys spending time with his family.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey everyone. My name is Craig Stansbury, and welcome to my course, Cisco Core Security: Email Security with Cisco ESA. I'm a network security consultant for my company, StansTEh. Did you know that Cisco estimates between 65% and 80% of threats that affect networks have been deployed through email? In this course, we're going to learn how to configure Cisco's email security appliance in order to protect your organization's emails. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to route email through the ESA, how to block malicious email senders in the first place, and how to create policies to ensure your emails are secure. By the end of this course, you will know how to configure the ESA to protect against malicious emails. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with security concepts and network security fundamentals. And from here, you should feel comfortable diving into Cisco Core Security with courses on Content Security with Cisco WSA and Cisco Umbrella, Securing the Cloud, Secure Network Access with Cisco ISE, and Endpoint Protection and Detection with Cisco AMP. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn about email security with the Cisco Core Security: Email Security with Cisco ESA course at Pluralsight.