Working with Services

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Working with Services

Use the Services tab to configure a Scanner to perform any of the following tasks:

  • Enable or disable the following services on a Scanner using the Services tab on the Edit Host Configuration page. Each host runs several services that it uses to communicate with the Internet and other servers on your network.

    Service

    Description

    Conduit

    Retrieves new and updated email filters from Symantec Security Response through secure HTTPS file transfer. Conduit authenticates filters and alerts the Brightmail Engine to their presence. Conduit manages statistics for use by Symantec Security Response and by Symantec Brightmail Gateway to compile reports.

    LiveUpdate

    Automatically downloads virus definitions from Symantec Security Response to the Scanner. This information is used by the Scanner's Brightmail Engine to identify known security threats.

    Brightmail Engine

    Scans email and attachments, instant messages, and file transfers for viruses, spam, and content filtering according to filter polices that you have configured.

    MTA

    The mail transfer agent routes inbound and outbound messages to the Brightmail Engine for processing and delivers filtered messages to their internal destinations or to the Internet.

    IM Relay

    Retrieves new and updated virus definitions and Spim filters from Symantec Security Response. Uploads suspected Spim to Symantec Security Response and subsequently downloads filters to other Symantec Brightmail Gateway appliances that are configured to detect heuristic-based Spim.

    Directory Data Service

    The directory data service lets you use the information that is stored in your Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories for features in the Symantec Brightmail Gateway.


    Note:
    If you stop the Brightmail Engine or the MTA service on a host configured to receive alerts, you must specify another host to continue receiving alerts. To avoid an interruption in alerting, modify the SMTP Host and Port fields on the Control Center Settings page (Administration > Settings > Control Center) before stopping either of these services.

  • Enable, disable, or pause incoming message scanning

    Enabling a Scanner to accept and deliver messages normally is the default behavior. However, if you have to take a Scanner offline, you can limit MTA operations in stages while you assign them to other Scanners.

    See Managing services and MTA operations.