Forefront Client Security on SBS R2

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Roman, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Roman

    Roman Guest


    I've been spending time working through the process of configuring Exchange.
    I now need to focus on an anti virus / spam solution - something my
    webserver host has been handling until now.

    Can anyone comment on MS Forefront Client Security on SBS 2003 R2 Premium -
    pros / cons, configuration issues, recommended rule exceptions, whatever.
    Clearly I must have a robust soluton for virus protection before Exchange
    goes live particularly given that all services are running on the same box.

    Roman, Dec 2, 2007
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  2. Roman

    Steve Guest

    Forefront Client Security installed on SBS is not really recommended (or on
    any DC). It would also require an upgrade from SQL 2005 WE to SE and your
    SBS CALs would not be valid.
    Steve, Dec 2, 2007
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  3. Roman

    Claus Guest

    A lot of people in here recommend Trend Micro CSM for SMB. The current
    version is 3.6

    We use it almost exclusively for SBS setups and the clients are very happy
    with it. It gives you a central management tool for mail and workstation
    management. You can buy as many licenses as you need (no block purchase
    required) and the per seat price is reasonable.

    I never used Forefront, so I can't comment on it.
    Claus, Dec 2, 2007
  4. Roman

    Roman Guest

    Hi Claus,

    Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at Trend for SMB. The comfort level
    is high after you mentioned that many are using it :)

    Roman, Dec 2, 2007
  5. It's a resource hungry pig of a piece of software.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Dec 2, 2007
  6. Roman

    Roman Guest

    LOL - perhaps it will get better once the app matures a little :)
    Roman, Dec 2, 2007
  7. I use Trend a lot

    Just remember in the web Interface
    Everything that is a Underline is a LINK to another configuration menu.

    Example: under Live Status" TAB
    Expand. Anti Spam
    If you click Meduim Level it opens up the spam filter section.

    Just remember in Word Filters to remove the Other name for Richard ;)

    It takes about 1/2hr to install and 1/2 to go through all the menus
    But what's nice is it doesn't use weird words to make up functions it does
    like other Virus Programs.



    Russell Grover
    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    Server Monitoring for $4.99 - Free Trial
    Russ \(SBITS.Biz\), Dec 2, 2007
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