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Symantec Antivirus 10 for Exchange Server?

Symantec Antivirus 10 was installed by the previous consultants before me.  The scanner and System Center Console has been installed on our Exchange server.  Does Symantec 10 even scan the Information Store to prevent virus attachments?  We're currently using the evaluation version of Ninja Email Security, should we be using that for antivirus instead?  What about preventing viruses that may infect outside of the information store, such as something that could travel through the network from another workstation/server?
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isaman07Commented:
The best solution is using Mcafee. I've been using it with my exchange servers for over 7years now, not a single incident, beleive it or not. You can install Mcafee Group shield which is specifically designed for exchange server, it will scan all your emails and attachment, as well as filter out spams. At the same time, you can install Mcafee enterprise 8.5i which will protect everything outside your exchange server, meaning, windows, system files etc..
Those two work together in a complete harmony and very light on your CPU. Try it once and you'll never give up. I sound like a Mcafee vendor isn't it? Trust me, worth trying.
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cedarghostCommented:
Version 10.1 automatically excludes Exchange files and folders. I would recommend keeping the Symantec, but uprgrade it. Check out this knowlege base about what to watch out for with versions 10.x and Exchange if you keep it.
 
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2006022816450148?Open&docid=2005041311261648&nsf=ent-security.nsf&view=854fa02b4f5013678825731a007d06af
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isaman07Commented:
Cedarghosr;
Are you serious?
OH boy. Mcafee started excluding the exchange folders and the database 4 years ago,  automatically.
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cedarghostCommented:
Yeah. Did you read the other issues you have to watch for? Most of my clients use Symantec and it works great for Exchange filtering. But its not version 10.
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paintb4707Author Commented:
We have 10.0.  Why do you suggest upgrading it if it is going to exclude Exchange folders?
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cedarghostCommented:
The new version does include Exchange and I think that is what he is wanting. Unless I misread. :)
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jimmymcp02Commented:
im confused...i thought you have to buy sav for exchange which is a different piece of software. for example our company uses sav corp 10.1.5 and we have install sav for exchange on our exchange server and to allow  sav 10.1.5 client and we have excluded by setting up a client group called exchange servers (in the system console) then adding the proper exclusions.
SAV for exchange
http://shop.symantecstore.com/store/symnasmb/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsSmbPage/productID.68498500/ThemeID.106400

also read this KB about exclusion on exchange
http://service1.symantec.com/support/ent-security.nsf/854fa02b4f5013678825731a007d06af/75ee63203a3416c58825712400041f20?OpenDocument


Another KB regarding which folders you need to exclude for exchange
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2005040513412648?Open&docid=2005040112500448&nsf=ent-security.nsf&view=854fa02b4f5013678825731a007d06af
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cedarghostCommented:
No jimmy, you are right. I didn't explain clearly. That's exactly what most of my clients do. I have some that have purchased Symantec Mail Security also but I have limited experience with that.
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jimmymcp02Commented:
Apologies i'm not familiar with symantec mail security i use sav for exchange and sav corp 10.1
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doberman65Commented:
SAVCE should not scan the files and folders for Exchange because it can effect the internet mail connector and the information store.
see the following links
best practices
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2005040112500448?Open&src=w
installation
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2004062508305148?Open&src=w&docid=2005040112500448&nsf=ent-security.nsf&view=docid
exclusions
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/2005040513412648?Open&src=w&docid=2004062508305148&nsf=ent-security.nsf&view=docid

For the typical Corporate Edition install the message/attachment scanning is done on the client side.
Be sure the correct addins are deployed during the SAV client install
For Enterprise Edition or CE with the Mail Security (for Exchange) add-on the message/attachment scans are done by the server.
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