Antivirus Integration

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Antivirus Integration

Post by postpub » Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:19 am

I would like to integrate an antivirus program to scan my messages and discard them if they contain a virus.

I currently do not have anything setup. I am not a fan of Symantec, and am wondering what are the best options available for this?

Mcafee? F-Prot?

Are there any other good posts to read up on configuring this?

I find these forums hard to obtain decent search results.



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Antivirus integration

Post by trusnock » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:53 pm

We've been using F-Prot for about a year now, and are happy with it for the size mail server we are running. We only process about 1000 messages per day, but the box has other responsibilities and the CPU purrs along at about 25% with no performance issues. The machine is a Celeron 2.4GHz with 1GB of RAM.

We bought the single-computer license (about $30/year) and configured MailEnable to use the command-line version of F-Prot as per MailEnable's knowledgebase. Updates are automatic and reasonably trouble-free. I wouln't imagine this method would work very well for a very large e-mail server with hundreds of domains or thousands of users, but it works fine for us with a few hundred addresses and about twenty domains.

I'd be interested to hear performance statistics from other users...


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Post by postpub » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:02 pm

I currently have 15 domain's and will be getting up to 100 in the year or so along with websites.

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Post by MailEnable-Ben » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:49 pm

I have seen F-Prot running pretty well on a machines with thousands of domains and around 10,000 mailboxes.

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Post by labsy » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:57 am

I host 200 domains with few 1000 mailboxes, appr. 20.000 mails/day, and I use McAfee. Works pretty good.

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Post by pjean » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:05 am

> I find these forums hard to obtain decent search results.

go to "third party applications" there is a lot about installing AV

if you want to use McAfee you can even find a script for updates

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