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Antivirus webserver

Post by KLW_AS » 2010-01-13 12:20

Hello everybody,

for our custumer we will deploy an IIS 7.5 Webserver.
For this solution we are searching for an emailserver, hmailserver is perfect!
Only the antivirus is a big problem:
ClamAV ist using too much performance on the server ( about 500 virtual Domain ).

Which antivirus for Server 2008 and hmailserver is the best?

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by tBB » 2010-01-13 13:44

Hi Alexander,
KLW_AS wrote:Which antivirus for Server 2008 and hmailserver is the best?
if you are looking for a free one which runs under a server OS you don't have much of a choice besides ClamAV.

About ClamAV's performance, there are several ways to improve it depending on the environment. As this is not a ClamAV support forum, please contact me by PM or mail if you want to give it another try.

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by KLW_AS » 2010-01-13 13:48

Hello Nico,

i am not searching for a free antivirus, i am asking for the best ( and payable ) solution.

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Post by tBB » 2010-01-13 14:30

KLW_AS wrote:i am not searching for a free antivirus, i am asking for the best ( and payable ) solution.
IMO you can't do much wrong with the server AV products from Kaspersky and Dr.Web. Both include a command line scanner which can be integrated into hMS. You should however consider to test the trial versions first because I'm not at all sure that they scan any faster than ClamAV.

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EDIT: I hope you didn't try ClamWin instead of ClamAV?

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by KLW_AS » 2010-01-13 17:59

I think i missunderstood something:

From the homepage, second sentense:
It's used by Internet service providers, companies, governments, schools and enthusiasts in all parts of the world.

we have done some tests:
sending 1000 e-mails causes 100% cpu ( quadcore XEON CPU, DELL 2800er, 10.000 hdds SCSI through clamwin ( clamav is linux, we are talking about an MS Server 2008 ).

I don´t think that ISPs and other big companies are receiving e-mails without scaning for viruses.

any possible solution for scanning emails?

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by tBB » 2010-01-13 18:36

KLW_AS wrote:sending 1000 e-mails causes 100% cpu ( quadcore XEON CPU, DELL 2800er, 10.000 hdds SCSI through clamwin ( clamav is linux, we are talking about an MS Server 2008 ).
It seems you're under the impression that there is no ClamAV port for Win32. Have a look at http://hideout.ath.cx/clamav or use the search function here. Should this version be also too slow (what I seriously doubt) see my first answer :) Note that this version must be implemented by using the external virus scanner configuration of hMS.

ClamWin is meant as a solution for desktop computers and is (unfortunately) directly supported by hMS. ClamWin indeed causes 100% CPU utilization.
KLW_AS wrote:any possible solution for scanning emails?
Any AV which includes a command line scanner can be integrated into hMS.

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by KLW_AS » 2010-01-14 10:19

All well and good, but my first impression regarding the scanning of e-mails intensified:
The virus can not be implemented in practice due to "lack of resources".
The question for me is like for example gmail protects its server.

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Post by tBB » 2010-01-14 11:05

KLW_AS wrote:All well and good, but my first impression regarding the scanning of e-mails intensified:
The virus can not be implemented in practice due to "lack of resources".
Sorry I don't get what you mean. What (anti)virus can't be implemented due to lack of resources? You surely can't mean the ClamAV version mentioned above because on your hardware it would fly.
KLW_AS wrote:The question for me is like for example gmail protects its server.
Googlemail used Sophos for years, now they are using - guess what - ClamAV.

I'd suggest to PM or mail me and I'm sure we get this resolved. By the way, your name sounds German so if you like you can as well PM or mail me in German language.

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by KLW_AS » 2010-01-14 11:15

troubleshooting is going on per pm, solution will be posted!

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Re: Antivirus webserver

Post by westdam » 2010-04-13 03:59

check clamav 0.96.it's native windows right now.
please test it before using on production.

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