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    Exchange + 3rd Party SMTP Gateway ?

    While there are antivirus and anti-spam solutions that "plug in" to Exchange Server, it might be considerably less expensive to use a multipurpose SMTP gateway product (such as Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite, about $25/seat for 51-100 users) than products designed specifically for Exchange. In this scenario, the gateway sits on a server outside the LAN and processes inbound (and, optionally, outbound) SMTP traffic, dropping viral traffic and tagging spam traffic, and then pushes it through the firewall to Exchange Server for delivery

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    Re: Exchange + 3rd Party SMTP Gateway ?

    We use Trend Micro's ScanMail with the eManager Add-In. ScanMail is beyond words! It has never let us down. (Had 1 virus get through email in the 2 and a half years we've been using it......and they had the engine update required to catch it out by the time we realized there was a problem. (odd MIME attachment format....found out an hour after a user caught the virus....updated ScanMail immediately and it began blocking those right away).). The eManager add-in though is no better (or worse) then other spam blocker's I've seen. Ironically, Spam is just WAY more proliferant then viri, I guess! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Exchange + 3rd Party SMTP Gateway ?

    Thanks! I guess it's cooler to use ScanMail because it integrates directly with Exchange. I was thinking that if I had InterScan doing SMTP in the DMZ, I could keep Exchange all the way inside the firewall, which would make me happier. And the pricing seems a bit better with the all-in-one gateway solution than with separate virus and content management pieces. But there is a long time to go before we implement, so... many things will be considered. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Exchange + 3rd Party SMTP Gateway ?

    Ya, we went partial on our stuff. First ScanMail, then Server Protect, then Office scan. We never implemented a proxy virus protection. When it comes to our exchange server, our firewall only let's port 25 and 110, which is what Exchange needs anyways.......All of Trends stuff (that we have) is very lightweight, yet effective, so I don't think you can really go wrong no matter which way you choose.

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