Earlier this year as part of our 7.6 Diablo release, we shipped Symantec Mail Security 8300 Series Virtual Edition.
In the simplest terms, this is an exact copy of our physical appliance but instead of hulking a 2u 8380 server to your datacentre you can just flash the image up on your ESX server (or even just VMWare Server).
Not only has it been through our stringent QA and baked in our persistence and performance labs, it's also a VMWare Certified Virtual Appliance. Huzzah! :D
The really cool thing about this edition is that, because you are licensed on a per protected user basis, you can have as many virtual instances as you need.
Control centres, scanners.. Whatever you need, where ever you need it!
Want a dedicated scanner for a certain mail domain? Do it.
Want to mirror your environment in another datacentre for DR purposes? Do it.
Running Red Hat 9, it...