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Hosted Email Security Solution Part – II

Apr 22

Hosted Email Security Solution Part – II

Hosted Security Solution is great field to enhance and dig further. It is good to see that there are many providers in this field. Major names like Google, Trend Micro, Websense are name a few.

As, I have already mentioned couple of provider name in my last post which provides Anti Spam, Anti Virus and Anti Phishing services as a  Hosted Security Solution.  I am here with providing couple of more provide list.

Microsoft :- World’s leading Operating System selling company. Hold many crown in it head. MS Exchange is in market for Enterprise Class users. It works great in many environment. MS has acquired Exchange Security company couple of  years back and now enhance their present in security as well. Though, I am not happy how Hotmail Spam Filter works  { Most of my important emails goes to spam 🙂 } but still MS is good player in this line of segment. You can get more information for Microsoft ForeFront at following URL:


Symante MessageLabs :-  Symantec one of the known name in Desktop and Enterprise Security market.  Symantec is providing Hosted Security Solution under Brand name MessageLabs which they acquired in Symantec in 2008 by Symantec.  You can get more information for Symantec MessageLabs Hosted Email Security Solution at following URL:


McAfee Hosted :- McAfee is providing  hosted Email Security for enterprises. They are providing Anti Spam, Anti Virus and Anti phishing solution using security  as a services. You can get more information for McAfee  Hosted Email Security Solution at following URL:


I have provided list of all Hosted Email Security Solution providers for Enterprise only. I will bring list of hosted email security solution provider for small and medium business. Which suits small business and medium business owners.

Author: Gaurav Maniar – MCITP – Windows Server Specialist
Window Hosting Security, Exchange Messaging System, Server Security Audit, Domain (ADS) Infrastructure

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Hosted Email Security Solution Part-1

Apr 20

Hosted Email Security Solution Part-1

Hosted Email Security Solution, Spam and Virus are nowadays common words for person using internet. There are many kind of spam as well as viruses To understand Hosted Email Security Solution lets understand what is Spam?

I have gone through many articles as well as blog to get depth idea about spam. Wikipedia has following definition of general spam:

“Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, television advertising and file sharing network spam.

Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is universally reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.

People who create electronic spam are called spammers.”

For me spam is anything information which is unwanted, unreliable and keep me busy. Most obvious method of spamming is Email spamming. I used to get tones of email in my Inbox while I started using Email (Now, I am using Gmail which is one of finest spam filter I know).

Another Kind of Spamming is IM Spamming. Yahoo still dealing with this. I used to get tons of spam messages in yahoo messenger as I used to go to Yahoo chat room a lot and people get your ID and start sending you weird X Rated messages and many more, some time it has viruses as well.

As we are enhancing our information sharing level to next like Twitter, Facebook, Orkut and many more we used to get unwanted and sometimes harmful information from many.

Hosted Email Security Solution which includes Anti Virus and Anti Spam engines which prevent you to any virus or spyware attack as well as keep your inbox clean from spammers. There are many Hosted Email Security Solution providers. Couple of them are as following:

Google Postini :- One of the Finest Hosted Email Security Solution. Gmail use this. Google is providing this solution with their Google Apps Solution. If you want your own server to handle your emails you can ask Google to handle your email Security which included Anti Spam and Anti Virus security. You can get more information for Postini at following URL:


WebSense :- This is Hosted Email Security Solution provider I heard a lot about. They are one of the finest Web Security product company I have gone through. Though, unfortunately I never got chance to work on their product. They are one of finest Anti Spam and Anti Virus solution provider. You can get more information for WebSense Hosted Email Security Solution at following URL:


Trend Micro :- This is one of the good computer and internet security company. I used to work on their products for MS Exchange and Other Microsoft Product Solution we provided in Past and I was happy with their Anti Spam and Anti Virus solution.  Hosted Email Solution Provided by Trend Micro has good potential. You can get more information for Trend Micro Hosted Email Security Solution at following URL:


I will cover more Hosted Email Security Solution Providers and their features in up coming blog. Till then you may directly ask me for server security tips.

Author: Gaurav Maniar – MCITP – Windows Server Specialist
Window Hosting Security, Exchange Messaging System, Server Security Audit, Domain (ADS) Infrastructure

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Hosted Security Solution

Apr 18

Hosted Security Solution

Hosted Security Solution is next step solution for many industries moving fast towards cloud computing environment.

Let’s learn how this move started and who started this. I will provide brief information about the same in next couple of days.

What is Hosted Security Solution?

Hosted Security Solution is Security Solution provided by Security solution provider companies like Trend Micro, Check point, Symantec etc. They provide solution at own hardware and own location out of your premises and managed by them. Cost of Ownership has significantly reduce due to no hardware or software maintenance required at client end.

Started by Check Point company Software Security Ltd. in 2007. Though, hosted Spam Filters and Virus scanners are very old and provided by many solution providers since long time. MessageLabs are one of the good example for the same.

Hosted Security Solution is great move which is later joined by Security Industry leaders like, Trend-Micro, Symantec,  Check point, McAffee and many more.

What Includes in Hosted Security Solution?

  1. Spam and Anti Virus Security for emails
  2. Business Security Hosted for Desktops, laptops and mobile users
  3. Secure Site solution to manage security of your website.

Thanks to Trend Micro Solution for image. There will be more about Hosted Security Solution.

Author: Gaurav Maniar – MCITP – Windows Server Specialist
Window Hosting Security, Exchange Messaging System, Server Security Audit, Domain (ADS) Infrastructure

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Safe Windows Shared Hosting

Apr 01

What is safe windows host?

Safe host or safe hosting provider its big question nowadays specially for ecommerce sites which hosted on unsafe servers.

Many hosting providers don’t have firewall and proper management of security especially in Windows.

My recommendation to check with your windows shared hosting provider before you move hosting:

1)      Firewall  : Main and key point in security Windows  firewall, third party firewall (Visnetic Firewall) or hardware firewall any of these are good but they should be turn on to protect server from attackers. It should be well configured and allow only traffic to and from which is necessary and genuine. Don’t allow

2)      Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware : Another key issue, up-to-date anti-virus would always protect your data from any mitigation which happens while other customers upload unnecessary secured files, executables and more.

3)      Window Update: Windows Server should be updated always with latest patches. Make sure that your hosting provider updates it properly.

4)      Third Party Component: They are good, everybody wants it but make sure that they are safe too. Many third party component vendors don’t update their product regularly and they don’t have update infrastructure in case of any security theft against product.

5)      File System Security: Though, many hosting companies using hosting control panel to manage their hosting environment. It should be proper. They should not keep OS in same drive as Data and there should be proper permission given on each individual website so that any kind of cross site file access should be prevented.

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