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Mail Server Anti-virus

Definition

Mail Server Antivirus is a technology detects and filters viruses, worms, Trojans and other potentially unwanted programs.

User Benefits

Mail Server Antivirus technology prevents users from downloading through email malicious application which can steal confidential data and sabotage user productivity.

Also, the administrative load is greatly reduced due to the reduced number of incidents after mitigating the email antivirus risk.

Business Impact

As previously stated, the technology blocks viruses, Trojans, worms, adware, spyware, and other potentially unwanted programs that steal confidential data and sabotage user productivity.

When receiving an attachment through email, users tend to trust the content and execute it. Mail Server Antivirus products can either clean or block the infected object and send the email to the recipient.


Products supporting this technology

Kerio McAfee

Usually, the antivirus technology for e-mail servers is included in different security suites.

By combining different characteristics and feature, it provides comprehensive security for both e-mail servers and for endpoints as well.

It detects threats that may have either slipped past your perimeter defenses or entered your network via infected laptops and internal e-mail. It also blocks spam with the anti-spam module, enforces corporate policies for e-mail use by filtering for banned file types, offensive content, and plugging leaks of sensitive data.

An advanced product relies on real time file reputation anti-malware that significantly reduces exposure to emerging threats by using cloud based technologies.

E-mail servers are protected 24/7 by checking incoming and outgoing e-mail messages for viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malware. Additionally, many suites can scan all internal e-mails to block a worm propagating internally.

Compliance is enforced based on size, message content, or attachment content  and the messages are blocked or quarantined if contain controlled content in the subject, message body, or attachments.

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