Release Notes for Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server 9.0.0
Last updated on 31.03.2014
Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server is an anti-virus plug-in designed on the basis of the latest and most advanced antivirus technologies of Doctor Web to protect corporate mail systems against viruses and spam. It flexibly integrates into the system of Microsoft Exchange Server, processes all messages and attachments dispatched to the server and neutralizes all types of viruses and malware. The plug-in checks the mail traffic for viruses, dialers, adware, hacktools, jokes and riskware.
Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server performs the following functions:
•Scan all incoming and outgoing messages in real-time mode
•Filter and block spam, use manually compiled black and white lists of addresses
•Isolate infected and suspicious objects to the Quarantine
•Filter e-mail messages according to various criteria
•Add accompanying text to outgoing external messages
•Group clients to simplify their management
•Send notifications on virus events
•Log virus events in OS log and support an internal event database cmstracedb in Dr.Web CMS
•Support the common application settings on a distributed system of servers, including those organized in clusters
•Automatically update virus databases and components of the plug-in
For Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013, Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server integrates its own transport agents into the server transport system, thus, providing Dr.Web anti-virus engine with access to the e-mails and their attachments. For the versions of Microsoft Exchange Server preceding Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, the VSAPI (the Virus Scanning Application Programming Interface developed by Microsoft for Exchange Servers) is also supported. A special component Anti-spam that integrates into the IIS (Internet Information Services) is supported for the 32-bit servers.
Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server uses virus databases, which are constantly supplemented with new records to assure up-to-date protection. Also, a heuristic analyzer is used for additional protection against unknown viruses.
New Features in This Release
• The architecture of the application hase been revised to provide its failure-resistance and stability.
•. Version 9.0.0 features the consolidated management of the groups of mail servers where Microsoft Exchange Server (of different versions) resides.
•. Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server 9.0.0 operates on the Dr.Web CMS(Central Management Service), which supports the central configuration of application settings and components and remote administration via protected protocol HTTPS. Dr.Web CMS features an internal web server Dr.Web CMS Web Console with client authentication, thus, only the authorized administrators can access the application settings via the Administration Web Console. The internal web server helps to facilitate the installation and configuration of the application web interfaces that are not now connected to the IIS (Internet Information Services) platform services for Microsoft Windows Server. Version 9.0.0 also features new opportunities for application troubleshooting available to the system administrators via a special web interface – CMS Administrative Console.
•. The Dr.Web CMS platform includes a special service Dr.Web SSM (Dr.Web Start/Stop Manager) to control the operation of the applications and responds to abnormal events, e.g., hand-ups or unexpected stops. In case errors occur during the operation of the application, the Dr.Web SSM service either restarts or reloads it. This service allows to remotely start, stop or restart the applications working under the Dr.Web CMS platform.
To install Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server 9.0.0, your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:
Operating system and software requirements
Installation of Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server 9.0.0
Before installation it is strongly recommended to perform the following actions:
•To install all critical updates released by Microsoft for the OS version used on your computer (available on the company’s updating website at ).
•To check the file system with the system utilities and remove the detected defects.
•To close all active applications.
To install Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server, perform the following actions:
1.If another version of Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server or other anti-virus software is already installed on the computer it is necessary to uninstall it using the installation file or standard tools of the OS.
2.Run the installation file if you are using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013 or for previous versions of Exchange server. The InstallShield Wizard will open on the first window of the installation process.
3.To continue installation you should read and accept the terms of the License Agreement by selecting . Click .
4.Stop the Microsoft Exchange Transport service (only if you are using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013). To do this, click link, right-click the service in the list and then click . Once the service is stopped, click .
5.Select the licensing type. You can register your license later or specify the path to the valid license key file. Click .
6.Before starting the installation procedure, click to configure the following parameters:
•Install transport agents - allows to install transport agents (enabled by default). If you are using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013, enabling this option registers the DRWTransportAgent.dll library and its transport agents (anti-virus and anti-spam) by Microsoft Exchange Transport service. If you are using Microsoft Exchange Server of previous versions, enabling this option registers the DrWebSink.dll library and enables the anti-sapm agent in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).
•Install VSAPI - allows to install the DrWebVSAPI.dll component for scanning via VSAPI (not supported in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013) provided by Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. If this option is enabled, you can also configure additional parameters: enable scanning of the outgoing messages, proactive and background scanning.
You can also enable the transport agents installation and registration monitoring by selecting the option. During the installation on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013, transport agents are registered by Exchange PowerShell, which does not close automatically, so you will need to enter the exit command manually to complete installation.
7.If you are re-installing the application, you may use the saved configuration (if the corresponding option was selected during its removal) or delete it and re-configure the application after installation. Click .
8.The installation of Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server on your computer will start. By default, program files are copied to %Program Files%\DrWeb for Exchange and %Program Files%\Common Files\Doctor Web folders. the event logs and auxiliary files are copied to %Program Data%\Doctor Web folder.
9.If you selected the option when configuring thee installation parameters, you need to exit the monitoring window after the transport agents are installed and registered. Enter the exit command in PowerShell. The and messages in PowerShell indicate the successful agents registration by Microsoft Exchange Transport service. Enter the exit command in PowerShell.
10.Once the installation is complete, click .
Upgrade to version 9.0.0
To update Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server to version 9.0.0, you need to delete the previous version of the plug-in installed on your compter and then install Dr.Web for Microsoft Exchange Server 9.0.0 following the procedure described above.
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