MSExchange.org Server Based Antispam Comparison

 

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MSExchange.org Spam Filter Comparison

 
 

GFI MailEssentials

Exclaimer Anti-spam

Vircom modusGate Email Security for Exchange

XWall for Microsoft Exchange

SurfControl E-mail Filter for Exchange

MIMESweeper

Lyris Mailshield Server

MailMarshal

Symantec Brightmail Gateway 9.0

SPAMfighter Exchange Module

 Features
 Last updated/data checked

07-May-12

27-Jul-11

27-Jul-11

19-Aug-10

02-Jun-08

02-Jun-08

02-Jun-08

02-Jun-08

15-May-12

8-Aug-11

 Bayesian Analysis (More details)

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO(1)

YES

NO

YES(2)

NO

NO

 Downloads new spam signatures

YES

YES

YES

YES(7)

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

 Keyword checking

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Header checking

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 SPF Support (More details)

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

 Identifies directory harvesting 

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES 

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

 Automatic whitelist

YES(3)

YES

YES

YES

YES(4)

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

 3rd party DNS Blacklist

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

 3rd party URL Blacklist (More details)

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

X

YES

NO

NO

 New Senders Sorting (5)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

X

YES

NO

NO

 Listserver

YES

NO

(8)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 Users can review their spam

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Customizable policies for groups/individuals

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Installs on Exchange 2000

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

 Installs on Exchange 2003

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES 

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

 Installs on Exchange 2007

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A 

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

 Supports Exchange 2003 Anti Spam API

NO

NO

N/A

N/A

NO 

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

 Supports Exchange 2007 Virus Scanning API

YES

NO

N/A

N/A

N/A 

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES

NO

 Supports foreign language SPAM (6)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Anti-Phishing

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A

YES 

YES

 Blocks spam based on character sets

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES 

YES

X

YES

YES

YES

 Optional Antivirus/Content Security

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Remote
Management

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES 

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

Alerts

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES 

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

 Company is Microsoft Gold partner

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES 

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

 Disclaimers

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES 

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

 Logreporting

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 Pricing
 10 users

$305

N/A

$350 includes 1 year support

$499

N/A

N/A

$2,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

 25 users

$662.50

$369

$700 includes 1 year support

$499

N/A

N/A

$2,000

$750

$1,180

$525 

 50 users

$1,175

$559

$1,050 includes 1 year support

$499

$1,500

$1,387

$2,000

$1,200

$2,237.50

$975

 100 users

$1,900

$999

$1,600 includes 1 year support

$499

$2,550

$2,628

$2,000

$2,160

$3,940

$1788

 250 users

$2,625

$1,899

$3,000  includes 1 year support

$499

$6,375

$5,475

$4,317

$4,500

$8,590

$2688

 500 users

Contact

$2,999

$5,500 includes 1 year support

$499

$9,500

$8,030

$6,535

$7,800

$15,620

$4360

 1000 users

Contact

Contact

$9,500  includes 1 year support

$499

$14,000

$13,140

$9,899

$12,000

$24,300

$6860

 2500 users

Contact

Contact

$20,000  includes 1 year support

$499

$27,500

$26,463

Contact 

$24,000

$53,475

$11050

 UNL users

Contact 

Contact

Contact

$499

N/A

Contact 

Contact 

N/A

N/A

Contact 

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 Trial Download

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

N/A

30 days

30 days

N/A

 Trial Download Link

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YES = The feature is supported
NO = The feature is not supported
X = Still awaiting confirmation
N/A = Information is not available

  1. SurfControl utilizes the Virtual Learning Agent (VLA), a content recognition tool that uses artificial intelligence with neural networks to scan messages and protect businesses from confidential data loss. The VLA can be trained to recognize an organization’s unique critical documents, and then effectively control their distribution. This is not the same as Bayesian filtering however, please check Bayesian article for more details.
  2. MailMarshal uses a SpamCensor engine, which encorporates both Bayesian and Heuristic techniques.
  3. Automatically adds email recipients to whitelist.
  4. Automatically imports Exchange contacts to whitelist.
  5. Automatically puts any mail from a new sender into a separate folder. 
  6. Supports identifying for example German, French or Italian spam, using either foreign keywords (ready configured) or automatically learning.
  7. Uses Online Central Checksum Service ($149/year) instead of static signatures
  8. Supported in mail server version.

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