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What spam e-mail solution do you use?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Boycie, Aug 26, 2010.

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What spam email solution do you use (corporate) and why?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2010.
  1. What spam solution?!

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  2. Postini

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  3. Messagelabs

    23.5%
  4. MX screened at ISP

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  5. Sophos puremessage

    5.9%
  6. Barracuda appliance

    17.6%
  7. GFI

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  8. Mailmarshal

    5.9%
  9. Something else - if so, what?!

    64.7%
  1. Boycie
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    What e-mail solution do you use within your corporate environment?

    I'd be interested to hear what you guy's use, your opinion on it's effectiveness and any other comments on the subject.

    Post now!
     
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  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    We use Webroot's Email security service (SaaS) as our spam solution, after being with Messagelabs for a number of years.

    Since moving to Webroot I've found the detection rates are better, and the level of support provided is superior to what we had before.

    Also the control panel that Webroot provides has many more features available for managing block lists, email signatures etc.

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  3. ThomasMc

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    FOPE hosted by MSOnline and came from @ssp which was solid

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    What I love about FOPE(Forefront Online Protection for Exchange) is that is puts the user in control of his/her own Spam and I can get on with other things :D
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    Spamassassin and Dr Web (AV) on webserver (Linux VPS) and ESET security suite deployed on local machines.
     
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  5. craigie

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    First of all Postini is terrible, you have to setup individual user accounts, distribution groups etc otherwise mail doesn't flow.

    We use Mailmarshall alot for inhouse spam services, it's OK but does require quite a bit off tweaking.

    My personal favourite is Mailwall hosted solution.
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    Trend. It's crap, and I hate it. Much prefer SurfControl, but Trend is the in-house choice here, so no option but to use that.
     
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  7. AJ

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    WE use a company called Altmans to control the Spam.

    Just point the MX record at their servers and ensure Exchange only accepts mail from them and safe and sound.

    Not sure on £££'s but I know it's not that cheap, but it works.
     
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  8. LukeP

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    Trend Micro Hosted Email Security.

    It's not great, support is a joke. Might look for alternative at some point. Too busy lately.
     
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  9. Gingerdave

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    We use 3 Barracudas and tI have to say they do a great job, although Barracudas spam list is occasionally a little twitchy when it comes to reputation.

    To combat this we set up a spam mailbox where it all gets dump and when ever we have a minute we clear through and forward on what is necessary.

    Really like the solution and the software on the box is great as well.

    As an aside it can also help with DR as it will store all imcoming email so you can use them to replay the emails to your clients.
     
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  10. Josiahb

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    We use SpamAssassin and its a pile of ****e, awkward to configure, detection rates are less than impressive and the lack of integration with Exchange makes everything a complete bastard. Oh, and apparently updating it effectively makes it useless until you can get it readjusted (we upgraded earlier on this week and within the first 24 hours we'd let over 1000 spam through to our 50 users).

    Thankfully I've got a lump of cash in next years budget for a replacement solution, we'll be trialling GFI and Barracuda (not sure whether we'll go for a hardware appliance or one of their new virtual appliances).
     
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  11. mcbro

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    Our customers have a mix of GFI and Sophos email appliance.
    Never setup GFI but Sophos was simple enough.

    GFI seems to flag up more 'normal' business email as spam than Sophos.
     
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  12. Danmurph

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    Antigen is the one for us!
     
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  13. zebulebu

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    At the old bill I put a cluster of 2 Ironmail appliances in - replacing a crappy old single Trend gateway. They absolutely ruled - reduction of over 90% in spam getting through the first line filtering because the reputation service they used actually worked (unlike Trend's SRS which - at the time - was crap)
     
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    Josiahb, cant recommend the 'Cudas highly enough. The applicance we have is quite a few years old now (so old they want it back for their musuem)

    Havent tried the virtual ones so cant speak for them.
     
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  15. Theprof

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    We use Websense Email Security... runs well, can't complain!
     
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  16. Boycie
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    Thanks for the replies guys - interesting, some of the comments. Seem to deal with a fair amount of problems relating to spam and mail issues, so thanks for the feedback!

    Sounds interesting - i'll take a look.

    Whilst I agree that the interface for postini needs a makeover (it seems to have stuff scattered everywhere - this is even worse when you are a reseller with millions of domains!), it does have a tie in with AD. What do you think about it's spam effeciency?

    I love mailmarshal. Good product, with full control. Shame the forum has dropped in replies thou.

    Interesting. Do they use another provider, or is it there own work?

    Yeah, ive heard good things about these when looking for the web control appliance. They offered to loan one for 30 days. If you want it, you pay for it, if not, send it back. AD aware too. Sounds good.

    Never heard of this one. Any good?
     
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  17. ThomasMc

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    Here is a little video from a user perspective and various other videos can be found here
     
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  18. Boycie
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    thanks for the link - just watched the videos's. any idea's on the pricing and what blocks the protection comes in?
     
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  20. Zainek

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    my god what shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite.
    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    it not of this world
     
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