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Anti-spam / Anti-virus solutions for SBS 2003 server

Im looking for an anti-virus, anti-spam solution for an sbs 2003 server.
Antivirus to proctect the server volume, anti-spam&anti-virus to protect exchange 2003.
We have around 20 mailboxes on exchange.
The desktops are already protected with the free avg version.

Anyone can advise me some good (cheap) products for the sbs? It 's for an non-profit association, education for blind people.

Thx
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PenguinNCommented:
IF you have an ESXi server available I would use SPAMTITAN. It's a good product and for a good price.

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awawadaCommented:
Microsoft Antigen is the best protection!
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
The best spam product I have come across in terms of Performance and Price is Vamsoft ORF - www.vamsoft.com.  It is only a 4Mb program and costs $239 per server.

In terms of Anti-Virus - use Microsoft's Free one - Microsoft Security Essentials.  That's very cheap!
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awawadaCommented:
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"Antigen for SMTP Gateways allows you to manage up to nine different antivirus scan engines to provide unmatched protection against viruses and worms."

"Antigen Spam Manager provides support for multiple external real-time block lists."

Source:
http://www.microsoft.com/antigen/prodinfo/features/antigen-email.mspx
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notacomputergeekCommented:
http://techsoupglobal.org/ (Check to see if your country is listed). If so, try this:

Symantec Protection Suite Small Business Edition
http://home.techsoup.org/Stock/Pages/Product.aspx?cat=TechSoup Global Catalog&category=&id=G-44888

20 x US$5 = US$100 will get your Server, Exchange and desktops protected.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Exchange will do some basic filtering on its own:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/11/09/messaging-hygiene-in-sbs-2008.aspx

Personally I like an outside 3rd party service  http://www.exchangedefender.com/
Nothing is installed on the server
it acts as a smart host eliminating the risk of being blacklisted
it filters the e-mail before reaching your server guaranteeing no viruses
filters spam on two levels; guaranteed spam, suspected spam
archives ALL e-mail for 1 year
makes E-mail access possible if your server is offline
provides 7 day backup of e-mail if off line and forwards to your server as soon as on line
cost about 2-3$/mailbox/month
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Rob - would you like me to correct the 2nd link you posted!
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Yes please Alan, must be my dyslexia kicking in  :-)
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks Alan. I must also be confusing with E-E.
Have a great day!
--Rob
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Could be - you too.

Alan
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KozznAuthor Commented:
Thx for the info,

I will folow the from notacomputergeek.

A very good and cheap solution for non-profit associations!
 
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KozznAuthor Commented:
I forgot to award points...
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
@Kozzn - you have selected to accept your own comment as the solution, yet you are stating that you will follow notacomputergeek's comment.  Is this a mistake?

Alan
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KozznAuthor Commented:
Mistake again.... ;-(, sorry
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KozznAuthor Commented:
Thx for the info,

I will folow the hints from notacomputergeek.

A very good and cheap solution for non-profit associations!
 
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