Choosing an antivirus product

Exchange’s anti-spam agents do a reasonable job of applying basic anti-spam techniques to remove unwanted email from the inbound mail stream. Its antivirus capabilities are rudimentary and cannot be guaranteed to deliver the same level of protection as a dedicated antivirus solution can. You should therefore supplement this layer of defense by deploying a good antivirus product that is built to support Exchange on the edge of hub transport servers that process inbound email from the Internet. The choice is often between Microsoft FPE and a non-Microsoft product. You could make the assumption that the easy decision is to select FPE because its development group works alongside the Exchange team and must therefore create ...

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