Selecting virus policies for a policy group

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Selecting virus policies for a policy group

For each policy group, you can specify virus policies. Symantec Brightmail Gateway comes with preconfigured virus policies that are enabled by default. When you select virus policies for a policy group, you select from these preloaded policies.

See Default email virus policies.

See Default IM virus policies.

You can, however, also make your own custom virus policies and apply them to your policy groups. Or, you can modify the default virus policies to fine tune them or to expand or reduce their scope.

See Creating email virus policies.

See Modifying email virus policies.

Note:
By default inbound and outbound email messages containing a mass-mailing worm, and unscannable messages, including malformed MIME messages, will be deleted. If you are concerned about losing important messages, you may want to create a different filter policy for unscannable messages and apply that new filter policy to some or all of your groups.

To select virus policies for a policy group

  1. In the Control Center, click Administration > Users > Policy Groups.

  2. On the Policy Groups page, click the group for which you want to select virus policies.

  3. Click the Virus tab.

  4. Optionally, click View next to any policy to view the details of that policy.

  5. If desired, under Email, check Enable inbound email virus scanning for this policy group, and then select the desired policy from each of the following drop-down lists:

    • Inbound email antivirus policy

    • Inbound email mass-mailing worm policy

    • Unscannable inbound email message policy

    • Inbound encrypted email attachment policy

    • Inbound suspicious email attachment policy

    • Inbound email spyware/adware policy

  6. If desired, under Email, check Enable outbound email virus scanning for this policy group, and then select the desired policy from each of the following drop-down lists:

    • Outbound email antivirus policy

    • Outbound email mass-mailing worm policy

    • Unscannable outbound email message policy

    • Outbound encrypted email attachment policy

    • Outbound suspicious email attachment policy

    • Outbound email spyware/adware policy

  7. If desired, under Instant Messaging, check Enable inbound instant messaging virus scanning for this policy group. You can view the following policy:

    • Inbound instant messaging antivirus policy

      This policy includes the default worm, spyware/adware, and suspicious attachment policies.

    • Inbound encrypted instant messaging attachment policy

    • Unscannable inbound instant messaging message policy

  8. If desired, under Instant Messaging, check Enable outbound instant messaging virus scanning for this policy group. You can view the following policy:

    • Outbound instant messaging antivirus policy

      This policy includes the default worm, spyware/adware, and suspicious attachment policies.

    • Outbound encrypted instant messaging attachment policy

    • Unscannable outbound instant messaging message policy

  9. Click Save.