The quality of scan is good, most spam is correctly identified and the odd bit that comes through seems to be caught up with by the definition updates within 36hrs. One thing I have noticed is we don't get much virus based emails which either is that its missing them (which would be worrying) or we are just not prone to that. At one of my previous schools we were prone to a lot of email virus attacks as well as spam but I guess that might have died away now as a threat for the moment.
I am happy with the Anti-Virus on the general browsing so it is working well on that, in-fact we were one of the test sites for the new Vipre AV engine that replace the old Clam one and we found it picked up a lot of sites and prevented access which was great stopping them at the gateway :)
So yes very happy and not having any issues so well worth adding on if you have your own in-house mail system :)
Originally Posted by mrbios
I'm not quite sure what system sits behind Lightspeed's GUI, whether it's something SpamAssasin-based or their own system or what, but we seem to have no control over how that system marks spam - there seems to be no way to override an email being marked as spam, even by creating a custom pattern-matching filtering rule. We're not quite sure yet if that's a configuration problem our end (our managed IT service providor is looking in to it), a bug in Lightspeed's implemenattion of how it handles pattern-matching rules, or simply how it's meant to work.
From a personal point of view not sure i'd feel comfortable with anyone outside of the school being in control of this aspect. If they were, how long do responses take for unblocking sites, re-categorising etc?
Just all little things which come to mind when I think of an external support company being in control of filtering.
Mailshell engine, which regularly ranks as the most effective OEM solution available - see recent review. .
Similarly the antivirus/malware component of our product is VIPRE.
Did anyone see the Cyberoam stand at Bett? The sales patter was certainly very interesting, but the guy openly admitted that they have failed to make themselves known in this country, despite having an 'allegedly' capable and competitive product.
I got an email last week from them with a link to this: http://www.cyberoam.com/downloads/Re...ew-CR35iNG.pdf
Any thoughts? We've got SW here provided by LA, but still interesting.
when getting quotes for the Lightspeed box, they are coming back with 1 Day Installaltion @ £900 (at least)!
Do these things really need someone to install it for you? I would have thought from initial switch on the process would be quite straight forward so long as you have a printed copy of the manual handy!
What are your experiences?
I'd suggest you can haggle £900 down quite easily if its a deal breaker.
As for configuring it yourself, the lightspeed wiki is good with video tutorials on most stuff so i'd probably say yes, you can do it yourself with a little time to sit and go through it :)
Yep will almost certainly be duplex mismatch - autosense doesn't always get it right, and some equipment re tests every so often also so settings can change.
Its generally good practise to hard set speeds in the computer room, especially if connecting NIC to NIC rather than NIC to Switch.
I have had this issue with a Cisco router and a WAN switch, the auto sensing did not work and we had to manually set the duplex on the ports.