Sophos PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange
Antivirus and anti-spam protection for your Microsoft Exchange servers
Sophos PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange provides you with integrated email gateway and Exchange mail store protection. Guard against email-borne threats such as spam, phishing, viruses and spyware. Control information sent and received both internally and externally. Protect your company against the loss of confidential information or inappropriate use of the email system.
- Detects, disinfects, deletes or quarantines viruses, spyware, Trojans and worms
- Blocks up to 98% of spam and protects against email scams, including phishing attacks
- Employs Genotype technology to catch evolving spam campaigns and new virus variants
- Provides consistent and automatic email policy enforcement
- Prevents confidential and sensitive information being emailed out of the organization
- Controls attachment types contained within inbound, outbound and internal email
- Uniquely identifies archives, executables, music and video formats, using true file type recognition
- Integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange without compromising performance or integrity
- Manages multiple Exchange or IIS servers and email policy from one console
- Enables the use of Active Directory users and groups within email policy
- Provides insight into email traffic profile and threat protection through a real-time dashboard
- Uses an end-user spam quarantine for quick retrieval of legitimate messages
- Updates automatically with the latest protection from SophosLabs
- Includes 24/7 certified expert support. Contact us anytime for one-to-one assistance
Comprehensive multithreat protection
Prevent viruses Genotype virus detection technology proactively blocks families of viruses even before specific virus signatures are available.
Code scanning A range of technologies, including Dynamic Code Analysis, pattern matching emulation and heuristics, automatically check for malicious code.
Detect and quarantine Proactively block families of spam campaigns. Our genotype spam detection technology detects up to 98% of spam. The intuitive end-user interface and spam digests allows you to review quarantine contents.
Spam blocking The comprehensive multilanguage spam engine is constantly updated with new spam rules by SophosLabs.
Central management from a single console
Centralized management PureMessage provides an intuitive management console. Manage single or multiple Exchange server deployments from one location.
Activity monitoring You can quickly view the status of your servers, email throughput and quarantine areas, via the email security dashboard and activity monitor.
Cluster support A cluster-aware service within PureMessage provides you with support for Active/Passive Exchange clusters.
Manage single or multiple Exchange server deployments—from one location.
Corporate policy enforcement
Customizable policies Our policy engine allows you to set email policies to be configured for a specific email direction— inbound, outbound and internal.
Configurable user rules Integration with Microsoft Active Directory allows you to setup email policy rules for specific users and groups.
Available policies Ready-to-use policies can block all file types known to carry potential threats or monitor emails containing offensive language.
Keyword search Define your policies to search for phrases or regular expressions within emails and attachments, including all common office file formats.
Secured information Take advantage of consistent email policy enforcement. Prevent confidential or sensitive information from being accidentally or maliciously emailed outside or within your organization.
Comprehensive reporting and analysis
Visual reporting A graphical report tool lets you create configurable management reports, highlighting trends and any areas of concern.
Data analysis You can easily export report data for further analysis or inclusion into wider management reports.
Industry-leading expertise 24/7
Access our experts Our 24/7 support is highly acclaimed. SophosLabs—our global network of threat analysis centers— provides a rapid response to emerging and evolving threats.
How you buy Sophos Protection for Microsoft Exchange is up to you. It's included in all of our Endpoint Protection licenses, Sophos Protection Suites, and our Email Security and Data Protection. Or buy it separately—your choice.
Our graphical reporting tool lets you create configurable management reports, highlighting trends and areas of concern.
Email Product Comparison:
|Sophos Email Product Comparison|
|Sophos Email Appliances||PureMessage for UNIX||PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange||PureMessage for Lotus Domino|
|Network location||Gateway||Gateway||Gateway and groupware||Groupware|
For organizations of all sizes:
Appliances can be clustered for scalability and multi-site environments.
|50–25,000+ end users||50–10,000+ end users||50–10,000+ end users|
|Ideal customer profile||
||Large or complex organizations with established UNIX skills, diverse email management requirements (group, department, customer)
||Small, medium and large organizations wanting:
||Small, medium and large organizations looking for:
|Installation||Easy installation in any network – plug and protect||Supports a range of single- and multi-server installation options||
|Supported platforms||Management console
*Lotus Domino server R6 is supported by PureMessage for Notes/Domino v3
|Management console||Web-based: "three-clicks-to-anywhere" navigation. Designed for management by exception – system notifies admin when attention is required||Web-based GUI and UNIX command line||
|Database||Not applicable||PostgreSQL 8 (bundled)||SQL Server Express 2005 (bundled)
|Multi-server capability||Up to 10 appliances can be clustered for scalability and centrally managed in single- or multi-site environments||Highly configurable – synchronized administration with option to distribute functions across multiple servers||
||Supports Domino clustering|
Powerful message tracking with single-point access to logs and onboard quarantine
Personal quarantine accessed via email digest or web interface
Consolidated and group-based view of quarantined items across all servers
Personal quarantine accessed via email digest or web interface
Consolidated view of quarantined items across all Exchange servers
Personal quarantine accessed via email digest or web interface. Active Directory single sign-on
Consolidated view of quarantined items across all Domino servers
Optional devolution of review and release of non-malware and non-spam quarantined files to end users
|Allow lists and block lists||Offers both administrator and end-user-defined allow and block lists||Offers both administrator and end-user-defined allow and block lists||Administrator-defined allow and block lists||Administrator-defined allow and block lists|
|Policy enforcement||Offers an easy-to-use, highly flexible policy wizard for defining custom policies for inbound and outbound email
|Spam thresholds||Configurable policies for medium- and high- risk spam||Multiple configurable policies and thresholds||Configurable policies for medium- and high- risk spam||Multiple configurable policies and thresholds|
|Reputation filtering||Sender Genotype blocks email from known bad senders at MTA or policy level, and proactively detects botnet senders||Sender Genotype blocks email from known bad senders and proactively detects botnet senders. Blocks email from known bad senders at MTA or policy level||Blocks email from known bad senders as part of spam analysis||Blocks email from known bad senders as part of spam analysis|
|Virus policy||Policy customization for viruses and encrypted, suspicious and restricted attachments||Policy customization for viruses and encrypted, suspicious and restricted attachments||Policy customization for viruses and encrypted, suspicious and restricted attachments||Policy customization for viruses and encrypted, suspicious and restricted attachments|
|Customization via Sophos ProServices||No||Yes. Sophos Professional Services provides a range of customizations||No||No|
|User directory management||Fully synchronized and automated Active Directory integration, tools for manual integration with other LDAP-based directory services||Built-in list management, plus LDAP or Active Directory||Fully synchronized and automated Active Directory integration||Domino directory integration|
|Features & Capabilities|
|PureMessage for UNIX||PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange||PureMessage for Lotus Domino|
|Network Gateway or Mail Server||Network Gateway||Network Gateway||Exchange Server/Cluster||Domino Server/Cluster|
|Malicious URL blocking|
|Sender Genotype Reputation Filtering|
|Integrated policy-based SPX Encryption|
|Integrated TLS encryption|
|Content filtering rules|
|Offensive content blocking|
|Content aware DLP|
|SophosLabs managed DLP dictionaries|
|Policy based reporting|
|Managed appliance service|
|Free updates/upgrades||3 years||N/A||N/A||N/A|
What you need
- Windows XP/2003 and above
- 256 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended
- 150 MB
- Exchange 2010: DAGs
Exchange 2007: SCC, CCR
Exchange 2003 R2: SCC, CCR
Exchange 2003 & earlier: SCC
- Windows 2003 (32-/64-bit)
- Windows Small Business Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008 (32-/64-bit)
Microsoft Exchange versions
- Exchange 2003/2007/2010
Microsoft SQL versions
- SQL 2005/2008/R2
- SQL Mirroring
- Exchange 2003
- 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
- Exchange 2007/2010
- 2 GB minimum, 4 GB recommended
- Up to 2 GB
Download the Sophos PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange Data Sheet (PDF).
Download the Sophos Email Product Comparison (PDF).
Download the Sophos Email Security and Data Protection Data Sheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.