The security of email messages running through servers rely on protection against various threats, the reason behind AVG Email Server Edition. Thus, emails are scanned for any malicious types of content, and prevents spreading across other computers by blocking the possibility to open a suspicious message.
It can be deployed on several editions of Windows Server, such as 2003 SP1 x86/x64, 2008 on both architectures, 2008 R2 Edition, 2012 both x86 and x64, as well as 2012 R2 Edition. Email server support makes it possible to be used with MS Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 Server versions, and Kerio MailServer versions 6.7.2 and higher.
An upgrade from older versions of AVG Email Server is not possible. It first needs to be removed for the current version to be deployed. It comes with support for both x82 (32-bit operating systems) and x64 architectures. The right one needs to be selected for proper functioning.
The core components of AVG Email Server Edition are similar to the Desktop Edition, while specific Server components need to be manually selected from the installation process when choosing to customize. Following the default, express setup prepares it to function for the current server specifications.
Standard components offer virus protection for regular tasks, with extended features such as Anti-Spam, EMS (routing), EMS (SMTP), and EMS (VSAPI) to protect email messages from malicious content delivered via incoming, or outgoing emails.
A library of options is available for configuring the behavior of all standard and server components. These range from basic functions like appearance, sounds, scans, and computer protection to schedules, regular updates, and all server components, as well as report options for notifications and report delivery.
For extra security, filters can manually be configured so that all suspicious files are automatically removed from messages. Full security is obtained by choosing to remove all attachments, or targeting specific files such as executables, documents, or manual adding of custom extensions, with the possibility to have filtered attachments into virus vault.
Several levels of aggressiveness towards spam are among corresponding options. These can be set so that the majority of messages are normally delivered, while only targeting easily-detectable spam messages, up to the point where non-spam messages are placed among suspected messages.
Existing configurations can be applied by configuring whitelists and blacklists. This leads to a better chance of catching unknown content, while trusted sources are automatically skipped.
Advanced filters can be applied so that messages are scanned according to language, countries, IPs, as well as specific characters. RBL servers, multihit, threshold, timeout, and maximum IPs are among available options, as well as connection timeout, proxy server, and proxy authentication.