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Antivirus software for Exchange 2003 (SBS) server... for free???

We've taken over a SBS server for a insolvent company that used to have 5 staff and Symantec Endpoint Protection (which included Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange) for the company.   The Symantec product licensing expired yesterday!
Now that there is only 1 staff member (one computer, one email address), I've installed an unmanaged client from our 45+ Symantec Protection Suite on both the server and the client PC.   Is there a mail security (at least antivirus) program that I can install on the server for Exchange that is free???
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Reece Dodds
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Purple_TidderCommented:
None that I know of.  I've searched high and low for exactly that.  Now you could set up an email filter based on linux and use ClamAV to intercept and scan before passing the mail on to the Exchange server.  This is the solution I finally ended up with.  Not quite free, but if there's an unused machine lying around it could probably be re-purposed for that.

I'm interested in what other experts come up with, a free native Exchange AV would be sweet!
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Em ManCommented:
that Exchange server you have there, is it directly facing to the internet?

if it is, you might need to put it inside a DMZ and have another MTA relay the emails going out. (sample MTA is Postfix)

because for Exchange it's really hard to find a free software.
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Purple_TidderCommented:
I followed this for a while but it appears it may finally be useable! http://www.clamagent.org 

I may give it a try as well, I haven't looked at its status for a couple years.
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Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
it's not directly facing the internet.  It is behind a basic netgear dg934 modem with NAT.
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Em ManCommented:
Thanks Ree:

You have to Options here. My suggestions or the easiest part is Purple suggestion.
(Installing the AV on that server)

I've been working with Exchange for quite awhile now, it is always my practive to have Exchange relay the emails from another MTA for security reasons, same also with incoming message.


Hope we're able to help.
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Purple_TidderCommented:
I agree with taga, keeping another MTA on the internet side is safer.
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Reece DoddsAuthor Commented:
Thanks to Purple_Tidder and taga_ipil for their input... I'm sure these suggestions may have been a good resolution, but this server configuration was only a temporary situation whilst they decided what to do with the insolvent company.  We weren't willing to spend money on even setting up another machine for a second MTA.
I'm going to award points for suggestions, but this case will remain unsolved because we've decided to have our mail server handle the domain's mail flow.
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Purple_TidderCommented:
Rather than give me and taga 'C' grades you should have just requested the question to be closed without resolution.
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