You would like to know items to consider when deploying both a Symantec Traffic Shaper with one or more Symantec Brightmail Gateway appliances.
The Symantec Traffic Shaper and the Symantec Messaging Gateway appliances have been engineered to address various aspects of the issue of spam messages. Both products may be deployed together as part of the same antispam solution.
The Symantec Traffic Shaper is most effective in environments where a large amount of email is received. Its filtering capabilities allow it to greatly reduce the overall spam volume and increase the available bandwidth for legitimate email. When combined with the Symantec Messaging Gateway filtering technology, the impact of spam should be minimal. To best benefit from this combination, proper assessment of the target environment should be done. regarding message volume, type of traffic, network topology and expectations.
As a guideline, these are possible situations when adding an STS might be considered:
Technical aspects and requirements
Key benefits and features of Symantec Brightmail products and Symantec Premium AntiSpam
The Symantec Traffic Shaper Appliance: A Technical White Paper on Antispam Defenses at the TCP/IP Level