Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange Servers

Email is one of the main channels used by spam and malware to penetrate your network – so it is essential that an effective mail server security solution is in place. The new Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Servers ensures world-class anti-malware and anti-spam protection for your Microsoft Exchange mail servers thanks to a new, powerful antivirus engine, comprehensive antivirus scanning of messages and intelligent spam detection. As a result, your mail servers, and also your corporate network, stay malware- and spam-free while maximizing business productivity.

Highlights

  • Powerful Antivirus Engine
    A new, powerful engine combines increased scanning speed with reduced system resource consumption.
  • High Performance
    The engine ensures increased performance and stability with minimum memory requirements.
  • Complete Protection
    The application offers complete protection of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
  • New! Database Availability Group support
    The application provides full compatibility and works smoothly with the DAG mechanism introduced in MS Exchange Server 2010.
  • Flexible Settings
    Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Servers offers flexible, user-friendly settings to ensure anti-spam and anti-malware protection that meets your business security goals.
  • Multi-language Support
    The application carries out anti-spam scanning of messages written in different languages, including Asian language sets.
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Effective Anti-Spam Protection Through Intelligent Detection

  • New anti-spam engine
    Delivers improved detection rate and performance.
  • Intelligent Spam Recognition Technologies
    The application scans all messages for spam based on the sender’s email and IP address, the size of message and message header. The content of messages and attachments is analyzed using intelligent technologies including unique graphical signatures that detect image-based spam.
  • Additional message scanning
    For additional protection against spam, messages are scanned using DNSBL lists of spammer addresses and SURBL technology which detects spammer URLs in messages.
  • New! KSN integration for anti-spam
    Increases spam detection rate thanks to integration with Kaspersky Lab’s cloud-based threat identification engine (KSN).
  • Message Classification
    Separate processing rules can be configured for each category of unsolicited mail to prevent any loss of information. For instance, messages that are known to be spam can be blocked; suspicious mail can be directed straight to the Junk Mail folder; and formal messages such as message delivery and ‘message read’ confirmations can go directly to the Inbox.
  • White- and blacklists
    There is a facility for administrators to create trusted (white) and blacklists based on the sender’s SMTP or IP address. A whitelist can also be created using the recipient’s SMTP address. Any message received from a whitelisted sender is not scanned and is delivered straight to the recipient. However, if the address is blacklisted, the message will be tagged with a special heading and processed according to the rules configured by the administrator.
  • New! Enforced anti-spam update service
    Increases spam detection rates by reducing the delivery time of the latest spam signatures during sudden spam outbreaks.

Powerful Protection Against Malware

  • Real-time Scanning
    The solution detects and removes all types of viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious objects from the stream of incoming and outgoing messages, including attachments in almost any format. It detects and removes not only known malware but also potentially dangerous programs.
  • On-demand and on-schedule background scanning
    All folders and messages stored on the server are subject to background scanning to ensure that all objects are processed using the latest version of the antivirus databases. This has minimal impact on server load.
  • Backup Copying
    Before deleting messages, the application makes backup copies so that it is possible to restore important information if attempts to remove malicious objects fail or if a message is incorrectly categorized as spam. A wide range of search parameters make it easier to find objects in the backup storage area.

Flexible Administration

  • Customized Configuration
    The application can be configured based on your company’s IT security policy and hardware capabilities. For example, certain file types can be excluded from scanning or the spam intensity level can be configured. There is also an option to configure antivirus and anti-spam processing scenarios for different message categories, create white- and blacklists of sender or recipient addresses etc.
  • New! Import/export of configurations

    Reduces deployment time:

    - to multiple servers by enabling administrators to setup one server and then export and import that configuration to other servers;
    - to branch offices.

    Enables the administrator to create back-up copies of configurations.

  • New! Centralized management of protected Exchange clusters (including DAG)
    Reduces administration time by enabling administrators to manage all Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange agents in DAG from a single point.
  • New! Centralized reporting for protected Exchange clusters (including DAG)
    Reduces administration time by aggregating events from all servers in DAG at a single point.
  • New! Centralized backup of protected Exchange clusters (including DAG)
    Reduces administration time by enabling administrator to manage backups from all Kaspersky Security Servers in DAG as a single, consolidated instance.
  • Database updates
    Updates to antivirus databases are available on demand or can be completed automatically according to a schedule. The administrator can either download updates directly from the Kaspersky Lab website or from a local server. If required, antivirus and spam recognition databases can be updated separately.
  • Convenient Administration
    The administrative interface is based on the popular Microsoft Management Console with the option of remote administration.
  • New! Dashboard
    Reduces administration time by enabling administrators to monitor all key indicators such as protection status, database status etc. from a single screen in real time.
  • Detailed Reports
    Administrators can monitor the operation of the application and the antivirus protection status using detailed HTML reports or by viewing the Windows event log. There is complete control over the frequency with which reports are generated and which information is included in them. All reports can be stored on the hard drive or sent via email.
  • Sophisticated Notification System
    Administrators can receive notifications of any critical events in the application’s operation, either by email or by viewing the Windows event log.

System Requirements for Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Servers

General requirements

The hardware requirements for Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server are identical to the requirements of Microsoft Exchange Server. The amount of disk space required depends on the application settings and its mode of operation.


Administration console hardware requirements

  • Intel Pentium 400 MHz (or faster) processor (1000 MHz recommended)
  • 256 MB free RAM
  • 500 MB of disk space for application files

Exchange Versions

The product supports the following versions of Microsoft Exchange Server:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 x64
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 x64 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 x64 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 x64 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

Operating systems

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange Servers can be installed on a server running 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows.

To install and operate Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange Servers, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 must be installed.

The server must be running one of the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 x64
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Standard x64
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Premium x64
  • Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 Standard x64
  • Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 Premium x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 Standard Edition Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard Edition Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 Standard Edition Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard Edition Service Pack 2

Administration console

The Administration Console can be installed on a server running 32- or 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows.

To install and operate the Administration Console, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Management Console 3.0 must be installed.

The server must be running one of the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2011
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista х64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 7 x64

Additional requirements

The product requires SQL Server to be installed locally or remotely. It supports the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

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