RE: Attachment auditing

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:35:31 -0400

Mike, usually something like GFI is used for such a thing.  Anti-Virus
vendors often have similar items as well.  What you're looking for is
something that scan attachments for content and look for keywords.
Keep in mind that it's not a best practice to put Exchange FE servers in the
DMZ and that people who want to send confidential information out via email
are often smart enough to encrypt it, use an alternate email system or use a
USB device to off-load the confidential data.  Assuming they intend to do it
of course :)


From: Mike French [mailto:mikef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 2:17 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Attachment auditing

Here is the scenario:


We are deploying an exchange 2003 box with a front-end in the DMZ. The
client wants to be able to audit all outbound attachments; he is concerned
about sensitive documents leaving the organization. I found information
about archiving all e-Mail in the org but, this is much more then he wants
to deal with. I haven't checked if GFI has some tool to do this but, will
after I send this. I would rather get something canned as opposed to using a
custom event sink. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mike French

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