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Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange Server

Due to the fact that email is one of the main channels through which malware and spam are distributed nowadays, it is essential that an effective mail server security solution is in place. The new Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange ensures world-class anti-malware and anti-spam protection of your Microsoft Exchange mail servers (including latest 2013 version) thanks to the new, powerful antivirus engine, comprehensive antivirus scanning of messages and intelligent spam detection. As a result, not only your mail servers, but also your corporate network stays malware- and spam-free while maximizing business productivity.


  • Powerful Antivirus and Anti-Spam Engines
    Powerful technologies enable increased scanning speed with reduced system resource consumption.
  • High Performance
    The engine ensures increased performance and stability with minimum memory requirements.
  • Complete Protection
    The application offers complete protection of Microsoft Exchange Server and is compatible with DAG (Database Availability Group).
  • Flexible Settings
    Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Exchange offers flexible, user-friendly settings to ensure spam and anti-malware protection that meets your business security goals.
  • Multi-language Support
    The application carries out anti-spam scanning of messages written in different languages, including Asian language sets.
  • Data Loss Protection
    Outgoing emails are analyzed and messages or attachments that contain confidential corporate data or sensitive information about employees are automatically registered – and can also be automatically blocked.

Effective Anti-spam Protection Through Intelligent Detection

  • Intelligent Spam Recognition Technologies 
    The application scans all messages for spam based on formal attributes such as the sender's email and IP address, the size of message and message header. In addition, the content of messages and attachments is analyzed using intelligent technologies including unique graphical signatures which detect spam in the form of images. Kaspersky Security for Exchange includes integration with Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) – to access Kaspersky’s cloud-based database and obtain real-time information about new spam.
  • Reputation Filtering 
    You now have the option of using Reputation Filtering — an additional anti-spam scanning service that increases the accuracy of spam detection and reduces the probability of Anti-Spam false positives
  • Additional Message Scanning
    For additional protection against spam, messages are scanned using DNSBL lists of spammers' addresses and SURBL technology which detects spammer URLs in the message.
  • Message Classification
    As administrator, you can configure separate processing rules for each category of unsolicited mail to prevent any loss of information. For instance, messages that are known to be spam can be blocked; suspicious mail can be directed straight to the Unwanted Mail folder; and formal messages such as message delivery and message read confirmations can go directly to the Inbox.
  • White and Black Lists
    There is a facility for individual users to create their own trusted (white) and black lists by sender's SMTP or IP address. A white list can also be created using the receiver's SMTP address. Any message received from a white-listed sender is not scanned and is delivered straight to the recipient. However, if the address is black-listed the message it will be tagged with a special heading and processed according to the rules configured by you, the administrator.

Powerful Protection Against Malware

  • Real-time Scanning
    The program detects and removes all types of viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious objects from the stream of incoming and outgoing messages, including attachments in almost any format. It detects and removes not only known malware but also potentially dangerous programs.
  • On-demand and On-schedule Background Scanning
    All folders and messages stored on the server are subject to background scanning to ensure that all objects are processed using the latest version of the antivirus databases. This has minimal impact on server load.
  • Backup Copying
    Before deleting messages, the application makes backup copies so that it is possible to restore important information if attempts to treat an object result in failure or if a message was incorrectly categorized as spam. A wide range of search parameters make it easier for you to find objects in the backup storage area.
  • AV background scan
    Enables manual or automatic scanning of mails, calendars and other objects placed in user mailboxes, folders and public folders on protected Exchange 2013 servers.

Comprehensive Data Protection

  • Detection of Confidential Information in Emails
    In addition to detecting specific types of data – such as personal details and payment card data – the application also scans emails for words or phrases that are contained in a range of pre-installed, themed glossaries, including ‘Finance’, ‘Administration Documents’ and ‘Offensive & Obscene Vocabulary’. This can be a valuable tool in helping businesses to protect sensitive information and achieve regulatory compliance.
  • Custom Glossaries
    Each of the standard glossaries is regularly updated. However, administrators can also set up their own custom glossaries that contain keywords and phrases that are relevant to their business or to specific projects. The application will then block outgoing emails that contain any of these words. Glossaries can also be created using query language.
  • Deep Analysis of Email Content
    Structured data can also be used as a search object. This enables the blocking of any message that contains a combination of specific data types – or the blocking of messages that contain data in complex arrays, such as customer databases.

Flexible Administration

  • Centralized management
    A single administrative console (built into the Microsoft Management Console) with centralized reporting and backup to control all your Exchange servers.
  • Customized Configuration
    You can configure the application based on your company's IT security policy and hardware capabilities. For example, you can exclude certain file types from scanning or configure the spam intensity level. You can also configure antivirus and anti-spam processing scenarios for different message categories, create white and blacklists by senders' or receivers' addresses, etc.
  • Database Updates
    Updates to antivirus databases are available on demand or can be completed automatically according to a schedule. You can either download updates directly from the Kaspersky Lab website or from a local server. If required, you can update antivirus and spam recognition databases separately.
  • Convenient Administration
    The administrative interface is based on the popular Microsoft Management Console with remote administration being an option.
  • Detailed Reports
    You can monitor the operation of the application and the antivirus protection status using the detailed HTML reports or by viewing the Windows event log. You have complete control over the frequency with which reports are generated and the information to be included in them. All reports can be stored on the hard drive or sent via email.
  • Sophisticated Notification System
    As the administrator, you can receive notifications about any critical events in the application's operation, either by email or by viewing the Windows event log.
  • Reports Attempts to Email Confidential Data
    Whenever the application detects confidential information within an outgoing email or attachment – and blocks the message – the email sender’s manager will receive an alert about the potential breach of security. Administrators can also access detailed information about each email blocking incident.
  • Role-Based Access
    Security management and the management of confidential information distribution can be assigned to different personnel or job roles.

System Requirements

Mail Server

MS Exchange Server supported versions

The product supports the following versions of Microsoft Exchange Server:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 SP1
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Security Server

Operating Systems

The server must be running one of the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter

Administration Console

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate

For installation and operation of the Administration Console, you will need Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Management Console 3.0 installed.

Additional Requirements

The product requires SQL Server installed locally or remotely. The supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server are:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express, Standard or Enterprise

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