[unisog] Exchange Spam

Arnold, Jamie harnold at binghamton.edu
Thu Sep 26 13:01:23 GMT 2002

I can second the Antigen message.  We were the first in the US to use a
clustered Exchange setup and at that time Antigen was the only product to
support clustering (it did support it...sort of..)  We've used it for the
last 5 years with excellent success.  It now does content checking (V6.5) as
well as file/worm filtering and of course, virus checking.

Good stuff...

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Fleahman [mailto:MFleahman at uamail.albany.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 3:53 PM
To: 'unisog at sans.org'
Subject: RE: [unisog] Exchange Spam


I would upgrade to Exchange 2000 if you've already implemented AD, can't do
it otherwise, though I don't know how complicated your environment.  I would
then set up a front-end Exchange server (without mailboxes) as your smtp
gateway and for OWA, which allows the back-end systems to be hidden behind
the firewall.  Assuming you're not worried about spam from within, then only
the front-end server needs to run the anti-spam software, which won't effect
the performance of your other Exchange servers.

As far as what to run for anti-spam software, I have no idea.  We haven't
yet evaluated any products here.  However, for antivirus software I would
recommend Antigen from Sybari.

Mark C. Fleahman
Associate Director, Information Security
University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave., MSC-209
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 437-3815
(518) 437-3810 fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Wells, Cary [mailto:cary.wells at ualberta.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 12:50 PM
To: unisog at sans.org
Subject: [unisog] Exchange Spam

Just got the ok to implement spam control on our exchange 5.5 server for our
department.  What I wanted to know was what everyone was using?  I am
looking at using mail essentials 7 for exchange, does anyone use this? Would
it be better if I upgraded to exchange 2000 and use a newer program?  I am
not really interested in setting up a smtp gateway spam control device
unless you all tell me that it by far the better choice.

Any suggestions would be helpful thank you.

Cary Wells 

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