This Knowledgebase article explains the protection offered by Microsoft Antigen for Microsoft Exchange AM(X). A sister Knowledgebase article #561 - Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange, Microsoft Antigen for Exchange and Sybari Antigen for Exchange – Application Module eXtension – Versions', lists all the versions of the AM(X) that Neverfail has produced to date and the versions of related supported software. In addition, there are links from that sister article, to articles that explain the unique features of each version.
Additionally, a sister article, Knowledgebase article #668 - 'Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange, Microsoft Antigen for Exchange and Sybari Antigen for Exchange Application Module eXtension - Feature Lists', provides information about Neverfail licensing of this AM(X) and Feature Lists.
Microsoft Antigen is an Exchange Mail Scanning solution that provides scan engines from several different vendors within a single product. The AM(X) protects all the Antigen services, the configuration information, and the anti-virus DAT files for all the vendor's scan engines.
The information below applies to the product previously known as Sybari Antigen for Microsoft Exchange.
This is a list of all services protected by this AM(X). Please note that where an AM(X) supports multiple vendor versions, some services may not be present in a particular version.
- Antigen Statistics Service
- Antigen Statistics Server
When the AM(X) is installed, all protected services will be set to manual unless otherwise stated.
This is a description of the protected data set that is determined when the AM(X) is installed. Please note that exact filters will be based on the configuration of the application at the time the AM(X) is installed.
- All registry data and configuration information
- The necessary program files, including the NAI and Quarantine folders
- All the different vendor scan engines files available.
Automatic Filter Discovery
The AM(X) does not provide a filter discovery component. The AM(X) will need to be reinstalled according to Knowledgebase article #462 - 'How to upgrade or reinstall an Application Module to protect previously unprotected features', if the application is reconfigured so that new locations are specified for files that are currently protected.
Unsupported Components or Features
The AM(X) does not protect the following application features or components:
- Sybari Policy Manager and the Sybari Junk Mail components. Please install Neverfail for IIS to protect this information.
- The Antigen Statistics data is not replicated between the two servers.