Re: Spam and A/V appliances.

  • From: Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 14:48:46 -0500

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On 1/5/06, Evan Mann <emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all. I'm looking for input on an SMTP e-mail appliances for
> spam/content filtering and antivirus.  I prefer an appliance over software I
> run on a server, but I'll also accept input for software based products.
> My exchange front end does nothing but SMTP transport work, and A/V
> scanning. It has no stores on it.  My current spam product runs on the back
> end servers, because it uses SMTP Event Sink to pick off spam.  This means I
> have to let spam come to the back end server, causes unnecessary load.  I
> want something to put all the way in front to reduce these loads.
> Two of the popular names in appliances are Ironmail and Barracuda, so I'm
> obviously interested in those.  I'm also looking at St. Bernanrds ePrism, as
> we have their iPrism already.
> One of my absolute requirements is how spam is managed.  I must have ability
> for end users to manage their spam and it's settings.  In conjunction with
> global black/white lists Users must have the ability to maintain their own
> (through web interface, directly in outlook, whatever).  The user must be
> able to view the items in their quarantine.  The key to his is the USER has
> some control.  I cannot utilize a device where an admin has to go digging
> through quarantines for legit mail, or where an admin has to approve a mail
> from being released from the quarantine.
> Beyond that, I'm somewhat flexible.  I'll continue to use my Exchange front
> end A/V, but I want some decent A/V functionality in the appliance to reduce
> some scan load.
> Based on this, can those of you who have used any of the boxes I've
> mentioned, and others, provide input on if they would meet my requirements,
> and what your experiences have
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