Thanks for your kind reply. I have few doubt coz I m new with webshield . I'll be placing my webshield server behind my PIX without any ISA and in front of my Exchange 5.5. I guess webshield have its own SMTP services and do not use IIS SMTP. My concern about Open Relay and other security threats. Please throw some light on this. Of course GFI is the best option. Thanks Zafar -----Original Message----- From: Tiago de Aviz [mailto:Tiago@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 10:28 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Mail gateway http://www.MSExchange.org/ Damn Chris, you didn't need to hammer Webshield =) My two customers have Webshield for SMTP and it acts as an SMTP server. It catches every virus that knocks on their door, but I think that the stress made on the machine with ISA + Webshield isn't worth it. And forget about using it as an anti-spam solution. Too poor. My ISA with eTrust and GFI MailEssentials can still run on an IBM Netfinity 3000 (Pentium II-266), because it can't hit much more than 10% of CPU usage. I guess eTrust AV7 + ME9 would definitely solve every problem you have there. But, if you buy MailEssentials+MailSecurity, GFI has a bundle that is a killer. I would suggest you this solution in top of any other. Tiago de Aviz SoftSell (41) 340-2363 www.softsell.com.br <http://www.softsell.com.br/> _____ From: Chris Wall [mailto:Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: sábado, 7 de fevereiro de 2004 16:15 To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Mail gateway http://www.MSExchange.org/ BE AWARE! I used Webshield as a gateway for my Exchange 5.5 organization and it is EXTREMELY limited. The version for Exchange 2000 is supposed to be considerably better, but I have had so much bad luck with it that I no longer use that solution. Also, I do not recommend removing Groupshield from your exchange boxes... Webshield for 5.5 only allowed for keyword blocks and did no virus scanning to my recolection. All in all, I would recommend that you take a look at GFI MailEssentials and Mail Security as a Mail Gateway. It has 4 virus scanning utilities, Bayseian filters, and a much more robust filter list. The price is very cheap as well. Also, like Tiago said, Webshield will eat up your system resources... GFI is not as bad with resources and offers so much more. Just my two cent on Webshield. Chris _____ From: Tiago de Aviz [mailto:Tiago@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 12:50 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Mail gateway http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hey zafar, I have two customers using this solution. The Exchange box is sitting pretty calm now, and we put the Webshield on the ISA box. The only "but" in this history is that the machine with Webshield has very high CPU usage for my taste. Other than that, it's cool. Tiago de Aviz SoftSell (41) 340-2363 <http://www.softsell.com.br/> www.softsell.com.br _____ From: Zafar Pravaiz [mailto:Zafar.Pravaiz@xxxxxx] Sent: sábado, 7 de fevereiro de 2004 10:39 To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] Mail gateway http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hi all I am using Exchnage 5.5 with Mcafee Groupshield, till now its wotking fine. Because of the My Doom mass mailing i want to saperate virus scanning from the Exchange. I am planning to use Mcafee Webshield SMTP as gateway , please guide me what is the best way to do that. Is it good idea to do so or what are the other ways to do this more effectively. Please comment. 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