On premise Exchange 2010 - replacement for Postini? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We currently run a reasonably large on-premise Exchange 2010 environment. We have no edge servers at present as we currently have a legacy EXIM mail relay cluster to handle outbound/inbound SMTP traffic. Beyond this, we use Google's Postini mail hygiene solution for spam/virus blocking

    We are now considering using Exchange Online Protection as a direct replacement to Postini - and the EXIM mail relay. My initial questions are these:

    1. Will Exchange 2010 talk to EOP directly - or do we need to upgrade to 2013 first (this isn't really an option at this time). If it does work with 2010, how do we set the thing up as all the reference material refers to using EAC (a 2013 feature).

    2. Do we need to deploy Edge servers prior to this? We have bunch of Hub servers handling mail to/from the EXIM relays at this time.

    3. A general one really - how do people find EOP? Is it efficient at what it promises?

    Sorry for the noob questions, but EOP (and indeed FOPE) is something that we've not really considered so far.

    Any information or advice would be gratefully received.

    Best regards

    Monday, May 13, 2013 8:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    1. FOPE/EOP is compatible with every mail system. The comminication takes place over SMTP so no problem here.

    2. No, you don't need any Edge servers.

    3. I have many customers that use FOPE for many years now and they are totally happy with it.



    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:10 AM
  • Hi Christian,

    Thanks for your response.

    Just a further quick query. Given that we have no need (at the moment anyway) to have mailboxes in Office 365 but would potentially like to use Exchange Online Protection, would we need to have a hybrid configuration and all the associated configuration requirements associated?

    Thanks again,


    Friday, May 17, 2013 1:17 PM