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September 2006

Proofpoint's Messaging Security Gateway Product Review

EMAIL SECURITY Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway (with Protection Server 4.0) REVIEWED BY PHORAM MEHTA Proofpoint Price: $9,750 for P800 appliance, plus annual subscription fees for selected software modules @exb @exe Viruses, spam, spyware and worms inflict heavy cleanup costs, loss of productivity, and often force companies to implement multiple layers of protection. Therefore, companies just cannot afford to pile more software on already overburdened servers, workstations and desktops. Proofpoint's Messaging Security Gateway email security appliance claims to solve these threats by taking care of them before they reach the email server. Installation/Configuration A The mid-range P800 we tested runs Proofpoint Protection Server 4.0 on a hardened Linux platform. To get started, simply change the default password and basic network settings so the device can be plugged in to the existing network and be accessed via its secure Web interface. A quick-start wizard takes you through the setup, where you can configure the domains ...

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