Solved

Exchange 2010 Antivirus Question

Posted on 2012-03-12
3
496 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Hello Experts,

Our network looks like this: we have a Sonicwall NSA 240, Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall, Exchange 2010 Server, other Servers/Clients.  We are looking to purchase a new AntiVirus solution and I am wondering if it is sufficient to install the new product on all our Clients/Servers without a solution to scan email in Exchange since it is already being scanned at the Barracuda.  Again, each Server including the Exchange Server will have an AntiVirus solution installed, but no software specific to Exchange.  

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:2_under_par
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
scriven_j earned 334 total points
ID: 37709706
I would say that you could get away with just using Barracuda and client side AV, but it is better to have multiple AV solutions in place and so if budget permits, then having something scanning Exchange is certainly not going to hurt!
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:scriven_j
scriven_j earned 334 total points
ID: 37709731
One other thing to remember is that Barracuda only scans mail once (on the way in) and so it is possible that some Zero Day viruses could get through (before a pattern is added) and having an extra AV running on Exchange would at least clear it up after the event once the patches were updated.
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Tymetwister
Tymetwister earned 166 total points
ID: 37711996
Why looking to purchase a new one if you have Barracuda? Also, they do 'spam filtering' but they also have a spam/anti-virus protection for your email.  Not sure what kind of subscription you have, but using their product should be fine. I used Barracuda at a company for two years with no issues.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

751 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