A hardened, preinstalled Linux-based operating system powers Symantec Brightmail Gateway. The filtering and management platform software also resides on the appliance. In addition, there is an IM relay and a mail transfer agent (MTA) that enable email communication. Software updates are easily applied, which helps to ensure minimal disruptions for updates.
Scanners do the following tasks:
The Control Center provides message-management services, such as centralized administration, reporting, and monitoring. The Control Center also houses a Web server and the databases that store system-wide information.
The Control Center collects and aggregates statistics from connected and enabled Scanners and provides information on their status and maintains system logs. The Control Center also collects statistics on types and levels of security threats. These statistics can be displayed in a variety of reports and distributed in different formats.