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Email Security with Cisco IronPort by Chris Porter

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Chapter 9. Automating Tasks

In this chapter, you will learn the following:

• Creating and running scripts that can access the CLI and WUI

• Using CLI batch commands for simple automation

• Managing configuration files with external scripts

Administering ESA from Outside Servers

Chapter 5, “Command-Line Interface,” and Chapter 6, “Additional Management Services,” covered the AsyncOS web user interface (WUI) and command-line interface (CLI) in depth with the intent of giving an administrator the knowledge and skills he needs to manage Email Security Appliance (ESA). This chapter uses the CLI and WUI as interfaces for machine interaction, using commands and scripts on external servers to poll information from the ESAs and even to send data and change ...

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