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Our network currently has Symantec Velociraptor fiewall plus Symantec Antivirus for SMTP Gateways installed.  We also have Trend Micro Neatsuite installed on the network which will have to be upgraded soon for the new pattern numbering system Trend is now using.  Upgrading will require renewing our maintenance subsciption $$.  Is running both systems overkill?  Can I safely rely on just the Symantec?
Thank you for any input.
Bonnie
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Hi bonetta,
I would not rely on just the email based antivirus as there are other ways viruses could come in such as from notebook users, personal webmail, website downloads etc...
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SMTP gateway only protect your from SMTP emails.  If you have a Exchange server inside your network, then you should get antivirus for Exchange server too and install on the Exchange box.  And yes, you also need to install antivirus for the file system on all servers and all PCs.  Why?  because SMTP gateway won't scan your HDD for viruses.

Maybe try Symantec Enterprise version?  It comes with exchange, smtp, web security, and client file systems.

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