Cisco’s IronPort acts as a critical part of the messaging environment, so having visibility into the status of its health and usage is a must for businesses. If your IronPort fails, the entire email flow in your company shuts down, and nobody will be able to send or receive emails.
Fortunately, IronPort is a relatively robust system, so it shouldn’t completely crash on a regular basis. However, it is far more likely that you will experience issues in global email performance and quality of service due to performance and health issues. In many cases, users will begin to complain of a degradation in service involving issues with their email delivery.