ESET launches Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server 6

Updated product includes new UI, anti-spam engine and more powerful anti-virus

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ESET launches Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server 6 Neophytou: Email remains one of the prime infection vectors for organisations
By  Tom Paye Published  September 14, 2015

ESET has launched the latest generation of its email security product, Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server 6, which now comes with a redesigned user interface, new anti-spam engine, and anti-virus with optional cloud-powered scanning.

The product can also be natively supported by ESET Remote Administrator 6, the vendor said. As a package, ESET described the upgrades as important for organisations struggling with keeping infections at bay.

"Email remains one of the prime infection vectors for organisations. Keeping track of every new email-based attack is a challenge for employees and without a comprehensive email security solution, the chances of infection increase dramatically," said Neo Neophytou, managing director at ESET Middle East.

"By mitigating the threat of spam, targeted attacks, and email-based malware, ESET is helping organisations secure their communications, and allowing employees to maintain focus on tasks that drive business productivity."

The updated solution includes a number of new features. One, dubbed Advanced Memory Scanner, strengthens protection against heavily obfuscated or encrypted malware. Another, Exploit Blocker, fortifies often-exploited applications such as web browsers, PDF readers, email clients or Microsoft Office components. The product's Anti-Phishing capability, meanwhile, scans the content of email messages for links or scripts that might mislead users or trick them into visiting malicious websites.

The product also introduces ESET Local Quarantine Management, designed to ease the job of administrators when dealing with quarantined messages. The functionality allows users to review and take action on suspected malware messages via a web-based interface. Another function, Local On-Demand Scan, allows admins to decrease server resources and to choose which databases and which mailboxes should be scanned.

There's also a feature dubbed Snapshot Independence, which allows admins to define alternative paths for string updates and program modules during initial installation. This means that a machine restored to an earlier snapshot can utilise untouched updates and avoid large downloads.

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