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thebozz

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I maybe want to use Kerio Mailserver next to Kerio Winroute Firewall. The thing is, that the mailserver has antivirus on POP and SMTP, but alse the firewall is capable of scannin on POP / SMTP. What is best practice? Use them both or switch one of them off? Is there a risc is both options are switched on?
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winkelman

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When I bought KWF and KMS last year, I asked the question about paying double for virus scanning, if I would want it in both products. The answer then was to just use virus scanning on the KWF (and not on the KMS), since it would then also scan all mail traffic.

(Mind you, the choice to just buy virus scanning in KWF and not in KMS was for financial reasons. I would not know if there would be techical reasons not to use McAfee twice... One downside of scanning for virusses in KWF is that is does not report in what email the virus was found, so you can't see which users regularly receive virusses and which don't.)
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thebozz

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Hi Winkelman,

Thanks for the reply.
If I had to choose, I would choose for KWF like you do. Another benefit from that is, that, if users access POP3 or SMTP services on the web other than the Kerio Mailserver, that resource is also checked.
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winkelman

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And, of course, all the other internet traffic as well. I find it very important that all Internet traffic is checked on virusses. I spend to much time anyway on cleaning up PC's after infections (mostly from laptops which are taken out of office beyond of my control) Smile
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FRiC

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Hmm, I use KWF with an external antivirus, and when it catches a virus in a mail, it logs the recipient, the IP address, the virus's name, and the infected file's name...

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winkelman

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That is very nice.

I can only hope (hint to developers Smile) in the future KWF will also provide some more detail as to where exactly the virus was found (in what mail message exactly).
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