ASA5510 - Spam Filtering

Posted on 2011-09-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
We're finally getting an exchange server.  I need to get a spam filtering solution but I also need a new router/firewall.  Would the ASA5510 act as both?  

Or would I need to get a barracuda box to go with it?

JOe K.
Question by:ClaudeWalker
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The ASA won't, on its own, do SPAM filtering.  For that you'd need Cisco's IronPort E-mail Security Appliance.
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How would this module interface with exchange?

JOe K.
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by:Pete Long
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>>How would this module interface with exchange?

It does not - it sits in front of Exchange and screens email traffic (and www, ftp, and pop).

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by:Ernie Beek
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Correct, for exchange this would be transparent.

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Would this be an effective hardware solution to offload the spam filtering of exchange or should I look into mail-foundry, barracuda or sonicwall?  

JOe K.

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