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RE: Mail scanner
From: "Christopher A. Libby" <clibby () mainepublicservice com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 15:42:03 -0500

If you have a Symantec Enterprise subscription, you are entitled to
Symantec mail Security for SMTP.  Setup a Windows or Linux box, install
the software, and you have your mail firewall.  I like this software as
it provides for a central console to manage multiple scanners (servers),
integrates with LDAP, and seems to be a pretty rugged product.  The
latest version  is a great improvement.  The only feature I would
recommend is a per-domain LDAP query instead of a global one.  I run one
corporate mail server and use LDAP to block bad addresses at the
firewall, but my lab mail server can't receive any mail as it doesn't
use LDAP.

 
- Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Nathaniel Hall
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:32 PM
To: security () calowaycrew com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Mail scanner

security () calowaycrew com wrote:
Hi

My company currently scans emails for attachments but we are
considering a change of supplier.  One of the problems we are having is
with allowing users to release their own emails.  I've spent a few hours
trying to configure it but to no avail and support is only for the
configuration, not "how do I do..."

Does anybody have any recomendations?

I recommend using a Barracuda Networks Spam Firewall.  We have had great
luck with them and they seem to do about 99.9% of the things we want
them to do.  They have also cut down on the number e-mails we received
to about 25% of what we had been receiving.

--
Nathaniel Hall, GSEC GCFW GCIA GCIH GCFA



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