Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:59 AM
I have a single Exchange 2010 server (Hub, Transport, CAS). All incoming and outgoing mail is scanned by a soam/antivirus firewall appliance. What I'd like to know is if I should be installing file system AV on the box. The server won't be used for anything except email, so I'm not sure if file AV is really needed, but thought I'd ask.
FWIW, I'm using Kaspersky 6.0 for Windows Servers to protect my servers.
MCITP Enterprise Admin/Server Admin, MCSE NT, 2000, 2003
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:11 AM
There is really no right or wrong answer to installing file level AV on your Exchange server. I do recommend an Exchange aware AV client to scan at the transport layer and DB layer. File level scanning usually ends up a corporate policy decision. I have seen it both ways. If you do decide to install file level AV then make sure you follow this document closely:
Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
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