Exchange 2016 Antimalware protection RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,

    In exchange 2016, the antimalware protection, does it scan for malware only? or it scan for viruses as well?


    Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:35 PM

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    The service offers multi-layered malware protection that's designed to catch all known malware traveling inbound to or outbound from your organization. The following options help provide anti-malware protection:

    • Layered Defenses Against Malware Multiple anti-malware scan engines help protect against both known and unknown threats. These engines include powerful heuristic detection to provide protection even during the early stages of a malware outbreak. This multi-engine approach has been shown to provide significantly more protection than using just one anti-malware engine.

    • Real-time Threat Response During some outbreaks, the anti-malware team may have enough information about a virus or other form of malware to write sophisticated policy rules that detect the threat even before a definition is available from any of the engines used by the service. These rules are published to the global network every 2 hours to provide your organization with an extra layer of protection against attacks.

    • Fast Anti-Malware Definition Deployment The anti-malware team maintains close relationships with partners who develop anti-malware engines. As a result, the service can receive and integrate malware definitions and patches before they are publicly released. Our connection with these partners often allows us to develop our own remedies as well. The service checks for updated definitions for all anti-malware engines every hour.

    More details are available here,

    Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:57 PM
  • Hi min777,

    Malware is comprised of viruses and spyware. Viruses infect programs and data, spread throughout your computer looking for programs to infect. Spyware gathers personal information and sends it back to its author.

    Antimalware protection in Exchange Server 2016 not only helps combat spyware but also deals with viruses in your email messaging environment. The antimalware protection in Exchange Server is provided by the Transport agent named Malware Agent. The agent scans messages as they travel through the Transport service on a Mailbox server.

    For details, here's an article for you to read through Antimalware protection in Exchange Server.  


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    Monday, October 21, 2019 5:34 AM
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    Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:14 AM