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What deference between Symantec Bright Mail GateWay and Symantec Messaging Gateway

Created: 24 May 2012 • Updated: 04 Jan 2013 | 3 comments
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Anybody can tell me know what What deference between Symantec Bright Mail GateWay (SBG) and Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) ?

if a corporation with over 1000 employees, should use SBG or SMG ?

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TSE-JDavis's picture

It normally depends on the kind of resources you have available to you and your amount of control over your DNS and firewall.

With the Messaging Gateway, a separate appliance is required. You can either purchase the hardware from us or deploy it as a virtual machine in your VMware environment. You then also have to point to the Messaging Gateway through your MX record so incoming email gets sent to the Messaging Gateway.

With Mail Security for Exchange, we would need to be installed on each Exchange server that receives mail from the internet in order to block spam. Also, if you Exchange server is already taking a heavy load, Mail Security for Exchange can have resource issues.

hungnqvn's picture

thanks but this is comparasion between Symantec Brightmail Gateway and Symantec Messaging Gateway, not between Symantec Messaging Gateway and Symantec Mailsecurity for Exchange

Symantec Brightmail Gateway is the same to Symantec Messaging Gateway ?

akottas's picture

Yes, they are the same product.  The product was called Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series prior to the 8.0 version, Symantec Brightmail Gateway for the 8.0 and 9.0 versions, and changed names to Symantec Messaging Gateway as of the 9.5 version.  We do not anticipate another name change at this time.