Cisco Core Security: Email Security with Cisco ESA
More than 65% of threats that affect networks are deployed through email. This course will teach you how to leverage Cisco's Email Security Appliance to help mitigate the threats that can wreak havoc on your network.
What you'll learn
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.
Table of contents
Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with security concepts and network security fundamentals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.