Exchange 2016 - Need Spam Protection

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Hello, we use Exchange 2016 in house - we are looking for a 3rd party spam solution, what do you recommend?
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Jacob DurhamIT Support Analyst II (Lead Infrastructure Engineer)

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We currently use mimecast for spam and archiving.


They've been great but it depends on your budget and needs.

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Yes im looking at mimecast, thanks for that. i want to look at 1-2 more though.
Jacob DurhamIT Support Analyst II (Lead Infrastructure Engineer)
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Barracuda has both cloud and on-premises options.
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept Head
Most Valuable Expert 2017

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That depends on your budget.
You can go for Messagelabs/Symantec, Barracuda, Proofpoint, Mimecast,
The cheapest I know is Spamtitan.

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Awesome, could i have 1-2 suggestions if you dont mind?
EE Solution Guide - Technical Dept Head
Most Valuable Expert 2017
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1. Messagelabs/Symantec,
2. Barracuda.
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

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SpamHero.
Rodney BarnhardtServer Administrator

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We have used ProofPoint on premise for over two years now. It works great and is easy to update. The URL defense has really proven to be a great asset since we have seen a surge in other company's legit O365 accounts that have been used to send malicious emails.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Untangle UTM has spam filtering that I find excellent once tweaked.  And there's the open source Email Filter Appliance - https://efa-project.org/
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept Head
Most Valuable Expert 2017

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@Rodney Barnhardt
I used last weeek ProofPoint please dont take risk. They claim to be the 1st in antispam with fraud defense and many more features. But I have a very bad experience and it took around 2-3 weeks to become stable. It is completely done by Proofpoint support.  Not sure what is wrong but I lost the customer forever. The only thing I found useful is URL redirection.
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017

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You can also check Exchange online protection or EOP with Advance threat protection or ATP.

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Does proofpoint or Spamtitan have an SE that helps install this?
Rodney BarnhardtServer Administrator

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We performed our install with one of their engineers over WebEx. The person was very knowledgeable and explained everything as we went through it. We have been using the product for three years now. If you do go with them, make sure to include the URL defense. This rewrites the URL in all emails, this way if a link does get through that is later determined to be malicious, when the user clicks on it, the destination is validated via a ProofPoint server and blocked.  We have had some customer's who were compromised and emails sent to some of our employees. However, when they clicked the link, the action was blocked by ProofPoint.

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For which product Rodney?
Rodney BarnhardtServer Administrator

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Sorry, ProofPoint

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Do you know pricing for that service?
Rodney BarnhardtServer Administrator

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I think it may depend on your configuration and the amount of time. I looked back and we paid about $3K for the service.

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3K for implementation?
Rodney BarnhardtServer Administrator

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I believe that is correct. It was several years ago

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