Table: What you can do with Symantec Brightmail Gateway describes what you can do with Symantec Brightmail Gateway.
Table: What you can do with Symantec Brightmail Gateway
Block unwanted email
Symantec Brightmail Gateway provides several features that let you block email from entering your network. When you block unwanted email, you reduce your risk of getting a virus. You also reduce the resources that are needed to scan messages.
Create policy groups and policies
You can manage users through policy groups. You can specify these groups of users according to email addresses, domain names, or LDAP groups. Then you can apply filtering policies to specific policy groups. Symantec Brightmail Gateway installs with a Default policy group that consists of all of the users.
See About policy groups.
Detect viruses and other malicious attacks
Filtering messages to enforce content policies
Keyword dictionaries and templates help you create the policies that filter the email messages. Such policies can be used to monitor and enforce compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements and to prevent data loss.
Detect IM threats
Symantec Brightmail Gateway offers enterprises a gateway-based instant messaging (IM) traffic filter solution. Along with its email security solutions, Symantec Brightmail Gateway provides threat protection solutions to your enterprise for IM through the features and settings.
See About IM.
The Control Center contains a Dashboard that displays the overall system status. It provides statistics about the types of threats that inbound and outbound messages pose to your system. Statistics include data about the messages that are addressed to invalid recipients or that come from the addresses that have bad reputations. They also include the number of messages that have triggered virus, spam, and content filtering policies.
Symantec Brightmail Gateway includes over 50 reports that provide statistics on content filtering, email messages, instant messages, IP connections, spam, and viruses from all Scanners. You can create reports when you need them or configure them to be emailed daily, weekly, or monthly.
Obtain definition updates
You can use either of the following methods to obtain virus definition updates:
Obtain notifications about outbreaks, system issues, and policy violations
These events include the following:
See Types of alerts.
Manage your appliance
Symantec Brightmail Gateway provides the features that help you do the following tasks:
Use the command line to configure Symantec Brightmail Gateway
Each appliance has a set of commands you can use to configure, optimize, and administer your system. Access these commands by logging into the system either through SSH or by the VGA or serial connections on the appliance.