RE: Spam and A/V appliances.

  • From: "Jose Medeiros" <josemedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 11:33:54 -0800

I have to agree with Doug, Postini works great and is more cost effective in
a small to midsize environment. 





From: Douglas M. Long [mailto:admindoug@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:29 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Spam and A/V appliances.

I think I should add a qualifier to my earlier statement. If you don't have
many users then something like postini maybe the way to go (we actually use
it where I work now.about 100 users), but at my previous position it made
much more sense to buy a $3000 barracuda for 6000 users than $4 x 12months x
6000 users. 


The $3000 model that we had processes between 90,000 and 120,000 messages a
day with no problems. Even the threshold set to the default of 3 out of 10,
and Bayesian filtering not even used, 78% of our messages dropped before
hitting the exchange server. Talk about a cheap way to cut load and increase
life on a mail server.



But again, that would have been a little expensive for 100 users




I would almost bet the barracuda will cost you less in time AND labor than
others. And it works great!!! Check it out.

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