Installing the Symantec Brightmail Gateway product

Article:HOWTO18798  |  Created: 2009-01-16  |  Updated: 2010-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO18798
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Installing the Symantec Brightmail Gateway product

Before you install Symantec Brightmail Gateway, ensure that you have reviewed and completed the preinstallation tasks.

See Before you install.

After you successfully complete installation, perform the post-installation tasks.

See Post-installation tasks.

Table: Symantec Brightmail Gateway installation process

Step

Task and description

1

Unpack the appliance, mount it, and connect the appropriate cables to the appliance box.

See Setting up the appliance hardware.

2

Turn on the appliance. The setup wizard guides you through the setup process.

See Starting the appliance software set up.

3

Specify the Ethernet settings.

See Specifying Ethernet interfaces.

4

Specify static IP address for routing.

This step is optional.

See Specifying a static IP address for routing.

5

Specify the IP addresses for the default gateway and your DNS servers.

See Specifying gateway and DNS IP addresses.

6

Specify the role for the appliance.

See Specifying the role for the appliance.

7

Register your license.

See Registering your license.

8

Update the product with the latest software.

See Updating to the latest software during initial setup.

9

Set up and configure the Control Center.

See Configuring the Control Center.

10

Set up the Scanner.

Set up your Scanner based on one of the following scenarios:

  • The Scanner is on the same appliance as the Control Center.

    After the setup wizard guides you through the process to setup the Control Center, it automatically begins the process to add a Scanner.

    See Configuring the Control Center.

  • The Scanner is on different appliance than the Control Center.

    Install Scanners on a different appliance from the Control Center through the Control Center.

    See About adding a Scanner through the Control Center.

11

After you set up your Scanner, configure it based on its intended function, as follows:

See Configuring the Scanner for inbound and outbound mail filtering.

See Configuring the Scanner for inbound mail filtering only.

See Configuring the Scanner for outbound mail filtering only.

See Configuring the Scanner for inbound mail filtering with instant message filtering.

See Configuring the Scanner for outbound mail filtering with instant message filtering.

See Configuring the Scanner for inbound and outbound mail filtering with instant message filtering.



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