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    Before I started here, the set up the spam filter Postini through a local company here. This company wont even let us manage our own users in postini. I can only imagine what we are paying them to do this for us considering how easy it is. I have hated Postini since my last job that used it. In the last place we switched to a Barracuda but where I work now, they really dont have the money to pay for an appliance like that and the subscription that comes with it. Does anyone know of an affordable solution appliance or otherwise? Recommendations?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Before I started here, the set up the spam filter Postini through a local company here. This company wont even let us manage our own users in postini. I can only imagine what we are paying them to do this for us considering how easy it is. I have hated Postini since my last job that used it. In the last place we switched to a Barracuda but where I work now, they really dont have the money to pay for an appliance like that and the subscription that comes with it. Does anyone know of an affordable solution appliance or otherwise? Recommendations?

    We use mxlogic.com it is like $2 per mailbox per month. So much cheaper and easier than doing it yourself.


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    We have baracuda at my work and we still get alot of spam.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    We use mxlogic.com it is like $2 per mailbox per month. So much cheaper and easier than doing it yourself.
    I have heard of them. Ill have to check it out. Is their tech support pretty good?



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    I have heard of them. Ill have to check it out. Is their tech support pretty good?
    Yeah it is pretty good, but honestly, we have never really had to use it past the initial setup. Just point your MX records at them, tell them where your mail server is, and they take care of everything. I have only gotten 1 message that was legit caught in there in the 4 years we have used them.


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    old linux box + spamassassin + mimedefang + clamav can catch a lot of the spam.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    old linux box + spamassassin + mimedefang + clamav can catch a lot of the spam.
    Thats a little too much effort.



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    Re: Corp. Spam Filter

    So along those same lines. What appliance does everyone use for their firewall?


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    I have used Cisco PIX boxes and Sonicwall. I actually prefer the sonicwall for sheer ease of use.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    I have used Cisco PIX boxes and Sonicwall. I actually prefer the sonicwall for sheer ease of use.
    Say goodbye to pix, they are End of Lifed now.


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    Ron freaking Swanson

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    Cheap, just use a linux box and IPchains. ASA's are only a few thousand bucks and you can terminate SSL vpn connections inside them which is really nice.


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    Like Brianhos said. Make sure you get a place that you can point your mx records to and let them take care of the crap for you.

    We use Cisco ASA.
    We use an Aventail VPN appliance for SSL VPN access.
    My question? What does everyone use for wireless AP's?
    We use Cisco 1131a/g across the board. Just curious.



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    For the company I work for now, we just employ linksys ap's. I was using Cisco 1240AG at my last job and I have 2 at home =)



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