RE: Klez.H attack

  • From: Matt Dillingham <mdilling@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, denisedorrance@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 12:04:07 -0400

Denise Dorrance wrote:
> What exactly is Antigen?  Is it a virus software or an Anti-spam software??


Antigen is an antivirus engine that can scan all writes to the exchange 
information store (mailboxes, ect) in real-time, can scan inside the store (as 
a scheduled task, on demand, ect), and can scan and intercept messages being 
sent across the SMTP virt-server (incoming and outgoing) in real-time.

since we have installed it and cleaned the information store for the first 
time, we have not had ANY viruses actually infect anyone's mailbox.  everything 
has been stopped as incoming SMTP traffic.

i dont know if there is any other solution out there that will work as well or 
better than antigen... because once i tried this, i stopped looking.  i highly 
recommend it.


PS> however, it does not intercept spam... unless it has a virus- heh heh.

PS> also, i forgot to mention, antigen also has file filtering capability 
(block all .exe & .scr, ect), but we are not using it.  i do know some people 
that are, and i have heard that it works fine.
 Matt Dillingham                        Systems Administrator II
           University of Michigan, Bioinformatics

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