ME020144 - INF: Which anti-virus solution to use with MailEnable?


SUMMARY

Information about anti-virus solutions that work with MailEnable Professional and Enterprise Editions.

DETAIL

MailEnable Professional, Enterprise and Premium Editions provide an anti-virus plug-in that can scan mail messages for viruses before they are delivered to user mailboxes.

Current versions of these editions also include an integrated ClamAV scanner, so there is no need to configure an additional scanner.

If you do wish to integrate additional scanners, the following overviews are provided to assist in selecting an anti-virus application for your MailEnable implementation. Be aware that some of these details may be out of date. Links are removed where we can when this occurs.

F-Prot

Company: FRISK Software International
Product Name: F-Prot for Windows
Versions: 3.14a and higher
Configuration Guidelines: MailEnable Knowledge Base

Sophos

Company: Sophos
Product Name: Sophos Antivirus
Versions: Current Version
Configuration Guidelines: MailEnable Knowledge Base

Panda

Company: Panda Software
Product Name: Panda Command Line
Versions: Current Version
Configuration Guidelines: MailEnable Knowledge Base

Grisoft AVG

Company: Grisoft
Product Name: AVG
Versions: Version 6
Configuration Guidelines: MailEnable Knowledge Base

Symantec Norton Antivirus

Company: Symantec
Product Name: Norton Antivirus (Corporate Edition)
Versions: 7.6 and 8.1 only
Configuration Guidelines: MailEnable Knowledge Base

McAfee VirusScan

Company: McAfee
Product Name: McAfee Virus Scan
Versions: (Current Versions)
Configuration Guidelines: MailEnable Knowledge Base

MailEnable recommends trialling the anti-virus software before you purchase. It is also worth mentioning that some anti-virus agents require that the MailEnable Mail Transfer agent run with elevated privileges.

Real Time Protection

Some anti-virus agents cannot exclude directories or file types from their real time protector. This may produce unpredictable results if real-time virus protectors are monitoring and protecting critical MailEnable directories. It may be better disable real-time protectors on servers because they drastically inhibit disk I/O. An option is to schedule scans rather than using the real-time protector. Further reduce the risk by not running desktop applications on the server itself (e.g. mail clients). The following table outlines the current features of leading anti-virus manufacturers with respect to configuring real-time virus protection.

Vendor/Product Support
Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition Can exclude directories and file types.
McAfee VirusScan Can exclude directories and file types.
Panda Can exclude specific directories.
AVG No ability to exclude directories or file types.
Norman Can exclude directories and files.
F-Prot No ability to exclude directories or file types.

Note: Any errors or omissions contained within this article are unintentional. For accurate and up to date information it is recommended to consult the manual or web site of respective software package. Whilst MailEnable provides a means for you to integrate anti-virus software, always check the licensing agreement supplied with the anti-virus software to determine any licensing constraints. 

MORE INFORMATION

How to configure MailEnable's anti-virus plug-in?: Article ME020199

Debugging the anti-virus support and the Mail Transfer Agent: Article ME020121

Tuning the anti-virus plug-in and the Mail Transfer Agent: Article ME020147

How anti-virus filtering works and how to configure it: Article ME020056



Product:MailEnable (Pro-Any Ent-Any)
Category:Integration
Module:MTA Filtering
Keywords:antivirus compatible anti virus integrate integrates anti-virus antivirus AV
Class:INF: Product Information
Created:17/06/2003 6:40:00 PM
Revised:Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Publisher:MailEnable