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Email Security with Cisco IronPort by Chris Porter

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Chapter 2. ESA Product Basics

In this chapter, you will learn the following:

• Models of appliances and their hardware features

• Running the basic system setup wizard, and the resulting configuration

• Basic networking options and recommended configurations

• Configuring and testing network access for product updates

• Configuring the security filtering features

Hardware Overview

The Cisco IronPort ESAs are 1U and 2U hardware appliances in a 19-inch rack-mount form factor. Because they’re based on standard Intel platform computer server hardware, they fit in most any standard data center 19-inch racks. The appliances are supplied with sliding rails for rack mounting. Table 2-1 lists the various Email Security Appliance (ESA) models that are ...

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