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Exchange antivirus options?

By shoffman ·
What are people using for virus scanning on their Exchange servers?

Is anyone using Sybari's Antigen? The product literature looks good, but I'll like to find some real world feedback. How easy is it to use? How fast do they respond to virusoutbreaks with updates?

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by spiceman In reply to Exchange antivirus option ...

I worked for 2 different organizations with Exchange. One used Norton Antivirus software for mail and the other used Macafee. Both allow you to set your system up for automatic update at specified periods or you can be notified of updates.

In my current organization we use Norton on a CCMail environment.

The software sellers should be able to give you information on such thing as number of users. There are user groups for each type of software on the planet and so you can get feedback - it's a question of finding these user groups!

Good luck.

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by NetTek In reply to Exchange antivirus option ...

We use Computer Associates InoculateIT for NT on our servers for protecting files, but we have not installed the optional Exchange Agent. We had it installed previously, and it created a great deal of server problems, even with the supposed fixes installed. From what I have read and heard, Exchange doesn't get along very well with any AV software. According to Microsoft, AV software should never scan Exchange Server application and database files (see Knowledge Base article Q245822). As a result, we don't really scan our "mail" on the server.

We rely on our desktop AV protection to catch attachments with viruses. InoculateIT has an autodownload feature. We download and distribute the latest AV signature files to our servers at night, and then a login script distributes them to our desktops when users log on in the morning.

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by neil In reply to Exchange antivirus option ...

We use McAfee NetShield on our Exchange Server. I it easy to install and it works great. You can schedule it to automatically download updates. It will clean any virus that is cleanable and replace non-cleanable attachments with a text file explaining that the attachment was removed because it was infected, etc, etc....

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by mlee In reply to Exchange antivirus option ...

You might want to look into Mail Essentials.

Mikee

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