Solved

Symantec Mail Security

Posted on 2010-11-24
6
1,343 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello,

We would like to know how Symantec Mail Security works (eg, how the emails hit the spam filtering before it goes to user mailboxes etc).

We have Exchange 2003, SMSE6.5, and SEPM6 installed, and would like to know how the email gets processed when the sender sends an email to the exchange server. Also want to know how it detects or if theres settings we can change this?

Hope to hear some good news.

Cheers,
Goraek
0
Comment
Question by:goraek
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Ehab Salem
Ehab Salem earned 500 total points
ID: 34211129
When an email comes to you server, the sequence in which SMSMSE processes the mail is as follows:
- Checks white listed emails
- Process RBL (real time black list)
- process anti-spam filter
- process anti-virus
- Delivers the mail to the user mailbox

All these settings are on the SMSMSE console. Although you can alter settings for all the above, you cannot change the sequence.

Hope that answers your question.

By the way what is SEPM6? I know SEP 11 (endpoint protection).
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:goraek
ID: 34214514
Thanks for the answer.

Sorry I meant SEPM11.0.6.

If SMSE is installed elsewhere, would this matter? Or does it need to be installed on the Exchange server?

Is it recommended to have all the Symantec product installed on the same server such as SEPM, BackExec, SMSE etc...
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Ehab Salem
Ehab Salem earned 500 total points
ID: 34224490
SMSMSE MUST be installed on the exchange server. SEPM can be installed elsewhere, and this is the recommended. But the Exchange should have the client installed (SEP client).
If you have other Symantec products like BackupExcec, then put it on another server all together, and install SMSE on Exchange (it won't work otherwise).
0
Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:goraek
ID: 34224984
Thanks for the info.

Also, I cant seem to find the settings where it process the emails and AV scan.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Ehab Salem earned 500 total points
ID: 34225069
Open SMSMSE, then goto Policies. Its all there.
- Antivirus settings
- Antispam settings

See picture attached SMSMSE 6.5 console
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:goraek
ID: 34225208
Great info and answers.
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Local Continuous Replication is a cost effective and quick way of backing up Exchange server data. The following article describes the steps required to configure Local Continuous Replication. Also, the article tells you how to restore from a backup…
Big data transfers via information superhighways require special attention and protection. Learn more about the IT-regulations of the country where your server is located. Analyze cloud providers and their encryption systems for safe data transit. S…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now