Security and small businesses
The key is the Symantec Mail Security management application, which takes care of synchronizing all the spam filter policies and configurations automatically." said Lodge. The appliance, which operates in VMware Server and ESX environments, dynamically checks the IP addresses of inbound e-mail against a list of known spammers, courtesy of Symantec's global security intelligence network.For small businesses, the virtual edition allows them to run several security applications on a single server as opposed to forcing them to dedicate a single server or appliance to anti-spam, Lodge said. "Other software competitors can't be virtualized and can't be deployed on VMware because they are not designed to run on it, have performance problems, and of course are not certified by VMware-which means no support from VMware if needed," he added.
Users can also automatically synchronize configurations and reporting across systems, and the product includes new reporting and management improvements that produce new executive summary reports across all active anti-spam servers in the name of greater visibility.