GFI MailSecurity 10
Strengths: Offers comprehensive protection from up to five different virus scanners
Weaknesses: Expensive considering the feature set
Verdict: Limited to malware threats, this is a strong product in that piece of the email-borne threat picture but lacks a more comprehensive feature set
SummaryGFI MailSecurity offers protection from email-based threats such as viruses and Trojans. While this does not have a broad feature set, the features it does have are quite comprehensive. The product uses signatures from leading anti-virus vendors including Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Norman, BitDefender, and AVG. This allows for a vast amount of malware threat protection and coverage.
This product is simple to install and easy to manage. Installation consists of running an executable on the mail server and following a few steps of a setup wizard. Once installed configuration is done via the management GUI, which is well organised and easy to navigate. Most settings are configured just by ticking a box or clicking a button to enable protection.
GFI MailSecurity offers solid mail threat protection that goes way beyond traditional scanning. The solution scans deep to find viruses and Trojans that could be hidden in executables and attachments. This product also protects from email-based exploits and contains a decompression filter and an HTML sanitiser.
Two pieces of documentation are included. One is an installation guide that details deployment options and installation instructions. The other is a full product manual. This goes into much detail on configuring product features and managing the anti-virus aspects. Both guides are well organised and have many screenshots.
Customers who purchase this product get 30 days of free support, after which they can purchase additional assistance. GFI offers phone and email support, along with an expansive support area on the website. This features a knowledge base, FAQ section, forums and product information.
While MailSecurity does offer a very comprehensive amount of virus protection, we find it average value for money. At a price of around £98 for ten mailboxes, it can get pricey very quickly just for the protection from viruses. This product does not provide anything in the way of content filtering or management, so by itself it is not a very effective email content manager.