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Is it acceptable to use Microsoft Security Essentials in an office with Exchange and Outlook?

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    wastingtime​withforums

    We're talking about a small office here, 4 Windows clients and one Win SBS server with Exchange.

    I just want to install MSSE on the clients and be done with it. I am sure MSSE scans the attachments in Outlook.. so, what do you think?

    Or should I settle for a "full" solution that also scans Exchange mailboxes directly?

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    PaoloM

    Technically not, as MSE is licensed only for personal and non commercial use.

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    wastingtime​withforums

    @PaoloM:

    Um, what?

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2010/09/22/announcing-microsoft-security-essentials-available-free-to-small-businesses-in-october.aspx

    we are extremely excited today to let you know that Microsoft is making its Microsoft Security Essentials available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for FREE

     

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    vesuvius

    @wastingtimewithforums: Don't you think you are being a little rude to someone that tried to help?

    I would have written:

    After checking the licensing (which I should have done before posting) you lead me down the correct path, and I found that it can be licensed for <=10 pc's. Here is a linky

    Just sayin'

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    wastingtime​withforums

    Sorry.

    My question was not about licensing by the way, I knew already it was possible. I asked whether it's a good idea at all. (just using the MSE client anti virus, and not scanning Exchange directly with another product to boot)

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    AndyC

    TBH I was about to reply along the lines of PaoloM, as I'd not heard about Microsoft altering licensing for small businesses. It's great news that they have, because that was generally an area where something like Forefront seemed overkill.

    Personally, I'd want to be scanning Exchange though I'm not sure what's available in terms of a cost effective solution to such a small Exchange environment. I'd still advise looking into the cost of it, assuming you don't have the option of a hosted Exchange provider with AV included as part of the package.

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    magicalclick

    @AndyC:

    Yeah, that happened to my ex company. After I left for awhile, they switch to MS hosted Exchange so the controller (also CIO also the only IT) don't have to monitor HDD usage and managing the servers. I assume he also used some kind of AV package down the road.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    W3bbo

    ,AndyC wrote

    TBH I was about to reply along the lines of PaoloM, as I'd not heard about Microsoft altering licensing for small businesses. It's great news that they have, because that was generally an area where something like Forefront seemed overkill.

    Personally, I'd want to be scanning Exchange though I'm not sure what's available in terms of a cost effective solution to such a small Exchange environment. I'd still advise looking into the cost of it, assuming you don't have the option of a hosted Exchange provider with AV included as part of the package.

    Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange seems reasonably priced: $15 per user per year, but with a minimum 5-user count.

    It does great anti-spam too.

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