What you can do with Symantec Messaging Gateway
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Table: What you can do with Symantec Messaging Gateway describes what you can do with Symantec Messaging Gateway.
Table: What you can do with Symantec Messaging Gateway
Block unwanted email
Symantec Messaging Gateway provides several features that let you block email from entering your network. When you block unwanted email, you reduce your risk of getting a virus. You also reduce the resources that are needed to scan messages.
Create policy groups and policies
You can manage users through policy groups. You can specify these groups of users according to email addresses, domain names, or LDAP groups. Then you can apply filtering policies to specific policy groups. Symantec Messaging Gateway installs with a Default policy group that consists of all of the users.
See About policy groups.
Detect spam, suspected spam, and unwanted email
Symantec Messaging Gateway can detect spam, suspected spam, and unwanted email with a high level of accuracy.
Depending on your settings you can do the following tasks:
Detect malware and other malicious attacks
You can create policies and configure settings to detect malware and other malicious attacks.
Filtering messages to enforce content policies
You can create the policies that filter inbound and outbound email message content. Such policies can be used to monitor and enforce compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements and to prevent data loss.
The Control Center contains a Dashboard that displays the overall system status. It provides statistics about the types of threats that inbound and outbound messages pose to your system. Statistics include data about the messages that are addressed to invalid recipients or that come from the addresses that have bad reputations. They also include the number of messages that have triggered virus, spam, and content filtering policies.
Symantec Messaging Gateway includes over 50 reports that provide statistics on content filtering, email messages, IP connections, spam, and viruses from all Scanners. You can create reports when you need them or configure them to be emailed daily, weekly, or monthly.
Obtain definition updates
You can use either of the following methods to obtain virus definition updates:
Obtain notifications about outbreaks, system issues, and policy violations
You can configure Symantec Messaging Gateway to automatically send alerts and notifications about a wide variety of events.
These events include the following:
See Types of alerts.
Manage your appliance
Symantec Messaging Gateway provides the features that help you do the following tasks:
Use the command line to configure Symantec Messaging Gateway
Each appliance has a set of commands you can use to configure, optimize, and administer your system. Access these commands by logging into the system either through SSH or by the VGA or serial connections on the appliance.
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