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Symantec Corporate and Mail security for Exchange

By Mehuls ·
Hi,

I currently have 20 licenses for Symantec Corp Edition. We are installing an Exchange server.

Should I upgrade to the Enterprise Edition of Symantec and buy 20 upgrade licenses or can I buy 1 license for Mail Security for Exchange (for the server).

And rely on the Symantec Corp Edition client to catch the viruses using "Microsoft Exchange Auto Protect" accessible from Configure menu?

Thanks

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Mail Security

by netwrk_admn In reply to Symantec Corporate and Ma ...

At my company we are doing decent (50 users or so) without a real time scan engine on our store. The auto protect does pop up with messages in users temp folders when they access attachments and know better than to move their mouse at that point.

With that said, to give you a real world example, we have a picky virus that is stuck somewhere in our exchange store we can't seem to get rid of. The frequency is about once every two weeks it goes to an active user's mailbox and quarantines itself when users view it. It would be nice to scan and delete it, but the AV Corp Ed. can't scan it (creates false positives) without corrupting our store. Best chance is for it just to find it's way out of your exchange store.

Save yourself the effort if you can, go for the Mail security.

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by Mehuls In reply to Mail Security

Hi,

I currently have 50 licenses for Symantec Corp Edition. We are installing an Exchange server.

Should I upgrade to the Enterprise Edition of Symantec and buy 50 upgrade licenses (scenario 1)

or

(scenario 2)

can I buy 1 license for Mail Security for Exchange for the server .

And rely on the Symantec Corp Edition client to catch the viruses using "Microsoft Exchange Auto Protect" accessible from Configure menu?


With Scenario 1 - its costs me $2500 plus media.

With Scenario 2 - the one license for Mail Security for Exchange (MFG Part # 10480707) it costs me $29 plus media

In scenario 2, I am still able to scan an active user's mailbox and quarantines viruses from the server but not desktops. On the desktops I would be relying on the Symantec Corp Edition client to catch the viruses using "Microsoft Exchange Auto Protect".


Thanks

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