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Mail Security & Endpoint Protection

Created: 23 Jan 2013 • Updated: 23 Jan 2013 | 4 comments
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Hello all, 

I am VERY new to this product, so I apologize if I don't understand it at all. I have a client that has Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange V6.0.3.201 on a Server 2003 domain controller that of course is also controlling Exchange. The server recently got hit with a very nasty virus, and upon looking into the product, from what I can tell it appears Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange only protects and scans emails. It has nothing to do with the OS. Is it OK to install Symantec Endpoint Protection on the server as well, or is there a way to modify Mail Security to help protect the OS as well? 

Thanks in advance for anyone's help!

--Jeff

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Brɨan's picture

Yes, you definitely need to install SEP to protect your OS from malware.

Mail Security only protects the mail piece, not the OS itself.

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jwoods25's picture

OK thanks for the info. I figured we needed to do that, but I wasn't 100% sure. Are there any exceptions we should put into SEP to ensure it doesn't interact negatively with Mail Security?

Brɨan's picture

Once you install SEP, it will automatically detect Exchange and add the necessary exceptions. Check this KB article:

About the automatic exclusion of files and folders for Microsoft Exchange server and Symantec products

Article:TECH102400  |  Created: 2007-01-02  |  Updated: 2013-01-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102400

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