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shivji | 26 May 2009 | 2 comments

Spam Protection

Brightmiail security Gateway Protects messaging infrastructure protect the spam mail to 97 % and the accuracy is 1 in million false positive and the continuous update from Symantec server for the new spam related ip or domain and helps ensure business uptime and user productivity by reducing spam volume and keeping email secure.

Anti malware Threats

Brigtmail Security Gateway is protecting our messaging infrastructure from malware threat and ensure business uptime and user productivity by eliminating malware threats. and the security is getting update from the Symantec site continuously . And the zero day protection is the very helpful to protect our environment from any type of virus threat. As per the company record the company gets 35 consecutive VB award since November 1999.

Compliance policy and Data Loss

Data loss is very critical issue in our industry, the brightmail security appliance protest company reputation and manage...

Spencer Parkinson | 23 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

Earlier this week at Sun Microsystems' MySQL Conference & Expo, Symantec was presented with one of Sun's annual MySQL awards. Sun's MySQL team selected Symantec's Brightmail software as the "MySQL Application of the Year." According to Sun, the MySQL Application of the Year award is given to "the developers of some of the best production applications that showcase MySQL's innovative features and provide tangible benefits to their organization and its users."

Symantec and Sun have been close partners and collaborators for many years. The combination of Symantec’s Brightmail software and Sun’s MySQL provides a complete solution for service providers that increases... | 07 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

HI everybody,

I'm doing backup of the appliance  8200 serie since the year 2005 without any problems, using a remote ftp server.

Now it stop working without any apparent reason. We didn't do any change about all. I paste here the error
found in the brightmail log :

Error occurred while attempting to execute scheduled backup.
 at org....

Esther Aladieff | 30 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Let me just put this out there. I hate spam. On the scale of things I hate, spam might be in the top-three, trailing only the Los Angeles Lakers, a satellite service that shall remain nameless, and lettuce. A lot of people think I should end my beef with lettuce, but seriously what does it bring to the table? As far as I can tell it has no flavor, and because of that we must mask that lack of flavor with something like ranch dressing, which defeats the purpose of eating something as disgusting as lettuce in the first place. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. I want to discuss spam.

Recently I began to get a lot of spam at my...

Patrick E. Spencer | 27 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

The past two days I don’t want to repeat any time soon. We had to put our business-critical ERP upgrade project on the back burner due to a malware intrusion that originated through our mail system.  The Warlord’s mail was affected; it completely shut down his ability to send-and-retrieve email. He called the C-man at home on Sunday evening and told him to drive over to his house and “fix the problem.” The C-man retrieved the laptop, told the Warlord to get a good night’s rest, and indicated that he would have a fully operational laptop by the time he arrived at the office in the morning. Of course, the C-man called to let me know that I could find “the laptop on my desk” upon my arrival that evening.

All systems down

All of this was bad enough, but we had...

Ian McShane | 05 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Since November 2008, we've been running our beta program for the next release of Brightmail Gateway - version 8.0.
In terms of number of participants, number of messages processed, number of bugs squashed and features refined, this has been our largest and most successful beta of Brightmail Gateway to date.

By the time the product ships, we'll have processed well over 100 million messages, hit around 1000 days of testing and usage, rejected 611 million connections on global reputation and deferred over 100 million connections on local reputation.

A massive thanks is due to all of those involved so far!

The inclusion of FastPass and Adaptive Reputation Management into Brightmail Gateway has had a great impact on the amount of time spent processing messages - This is because the percentage of mail defined as 'traditional' spam (caught at content time) has dropped dramatically.

Check this graph out, Adaptive Rep was enabled on the 17th:

Ian McShane | 03 Nov 2008 | 0 comments

Our next major release, Brightmail Gateway 8.0, is coming soon andwith that, we are now open for applications to join our beta program.

Becausewe like to get as many customers and as diverse deployments involved as possible, itdoesn't matter if you have 50 people protected by Brightmail or 50,000.

In order to participate, you'll need to have either spareappliance hardware (for example, a retired 82xx series appliance thatyou have for a test environment) or access to VMWare virtualisationproducts in order to run the Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition.  Thereis _some_ scope for us to provide you with a loaner HW appliance butthese are limited in number and first come first serve!

Ifyour company is interested in joining, get the ball rolling by droppingme an email to with a few details such as:

STN Forum username (if applicable), actual name and job title.

Ian McShane | 30 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

On October 21st, Dan Kaminsky of DoxPara Research posted this blog entry about a vulnerability with the DNS text parsing in libSPF2 - one of the available libraries utilised by MTAs to use the Sender Policy Framework.

Fortunately for Symantec Brightmail customers, today we utilise a different library set for our SPF implementation- the similarly named libSPF.

Brightmail Gateway hasn't used libspf2 since the 4.x releases, a long way prior to this issue being discovered.  The current Brightmail Gateway release is 7.7.  Customers who are running the older 4.x release REALLY should upgrade ASAP really as that version is long out of date and you won't be receiving the full benefits of our R&D. 


Ian McShane | 14 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

I've mentioned before that the last 8 months has been a really exciting, and busy time to work with our customers on delivering our next releases.  Symantec Brightmail Message Filter 6.1 (Formerly SBAS) is no exception.

This is the first big release of SBMF in almost 18 months and is a real milestone in our Business Unit and Engineering team progress this year.

We have focused heavily on performance with this release and have seen up to 100% increases in message throughput under many test and production scenarios.


This chart shows the improvements we've made over the last two releases. (Benmarks on a Sun T5120, Sparc T2 chip with 32 cpu threads and 4GB RAM running on Solaris 10 U5)

A huge thanks is also to our customers that participated in our Beta cycle for this release.

Symantec Brightmail Message Filter 6.1 should...

Ian McShane | 06 Oct 2008 | 0 comments

Last month, we shipped version 7.7 of our Symantec Brightmail Gateway software (see the last post for information on the name changes to our Brightmail products).

One of the features most interesting to administrators (aside from our awesome performance enhancements), particularly your firewall teams, is the ability to at last access the control centre UI over native SSL (TCP port 443) rather than the old 41443 port - of course, connectivity always has and continues to be secured over SSL!


Whilst newly deployed installations of Brightmail Gateway will default to use 443, any upgraded instances will continue to use the historical 41443 port.  We kept this in place for those of you who have set specific access control to your DMZ over this port, so that you didn't get locked out on upgrade!

In order to enable port 443 on an upgraded environment, you need to run the following command at the terminal or over SSH.