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Internal Mail Server with Filtering Appliance

Internal Mail Server with Filtering Appliance Diagram









Your network contains the following:

  • Exchange, GroupWise, or any other brand of mail server
  • Filtering Appliance (e.g. IronPort, Barracuda, or Sonic)


Pros and Cons of Using an Internal Filtering Appliance



  • Using a separate filtering appliance frees up space on your mail server.
  • Appliances can be installed in pairs so that if one fails, there is still a backup.
  • High initial expense for specialized hardware that will eventually become obsolete
  • Network administrator must have expertise to manage the device
  • Managing the appliance and troubleshooting any issues takes extra time.
  • Maximum effectiveness may require a recurring subscription for software, firmware, support, or filter definition sets
  • Utilizes more bandwidth locally in contrast to external solutions

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