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RE: Exchange server & Web Security for mid size company.... Need advise.
From: "Ross, George" <george.ross () atlahq org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 07:59:19 -0500

Simple, it does not cost a tremendous amount more to do what is right or
as you say overkill.  However, your company will pay handsomely if
something happens to the mail server.  At all cost, never compromise on
your exchange server when it comes to protecting it.

-----Original Message-----
From: phunked up! [mailto:phunkodelic () gmail com] 
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 10:14 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Exchange server & Web Security for mid size company.... Need
advise.


Am getting ready to run install a complete email system (Exchange
server) for approximatley 175 users.  For antivirus we are currently
running Trend company wide and it has served us well.  We currently have
no spyware solution to filter web traffic.  My plan is to purchase
Norton 8200 Antivirus & Antispam firewall (applicance) and to put Trend
Scanmail for exchange  on our server.  Figured that that might be
overkill int the antivrus department and here is why:

Clients-Trend Micro
Exchange Server - Scan Mail for Exchange
Gateway Solution - Norton 8200 Spam-Virus Firewall.

What I was thinking of doing was just puttting regular antivirus client
on Exchange and using the saved money to purchase an anitspyware
appliance from Barracuda Networks.  I would think that two layers of
virus protection (gateway, client) would be fine and three layers
(gatway, email server, client) may be a bit much for a small-medium
environment.  In my last exchange deployment several years ago I had it
set up with regular cleint on exchange server and a gatway solution.  Of
course years ago things were a bit different.

Any opinions would be much apprecaited.

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