XWall version 3.50
The first full XWall release of 2014 is available immediately and offers exciting new features. You may download it from the download section. As always the link will automatically download the latest version directly from the publisher site. XWall 3.50 is fully compatible with all modern Microsoft OS releases and even supports legacy OS’s like server 2000, XP, and server 2003. On the other end it is fully compatible with server SB2011, 2012 and all Exchange releases including 2013. Of course XWall supports all types of Exchange including small business. To update just download the full 64 or 32 bit version and install it into the same location as your current setup. For more details about updating check on the end of this post.
There are many new feature worth checking in to. The features have been tested in several beta releases over the past few month. As you can tell from the lineup this XWall release focuses on the latest security options to keep your users email safe.
Perfect Forward Secrecy:
The landscape of secure data transfer has changed and many experts have taken a new look at vulnerabilities. The German magazine C’t (Computer Technology) has proposed a new set of tools to greatly enhance the security of the email transport. XWall 3.50 is supporting these new features and is one of the first to do so.
It’s not due to the amount of rain you get. But XWall 3.50 offers new protection against flooding from botnets. The feature can be enabled under Options-Blocking-Drop.
ClamAV enhanced support:
The favorite “on Demand” open source AV scanner enjoys now native support. This will make it easier for new installers to protect the email from viruses and gives the admin a valuable statistical information about malware treads attempting to enter through emails.
A new service to detect phishing:
Does your heart starts beating faster when you see emails like “UPS has a package” or “ Your mailbox is full” should the message make it through there is always that one person to click the link in the message. SaneSecurity make it less likely that such messages get by XWall. They provide a signature list for known Phishing, Spear phishing, Fake lottery, Ecard malware, Casino, Fake jobs, Fake loans, 419s, Fake Diplomas, porn, emailed malware and other general spam. I love to see that and will implement SaneSecurity on my customers installations immediately
Refined Grey listing:
All the big mail services and ISP’s (Gmail, Hotmail, Office, MessageLabs, Postini, GMX) are excluded from grey listing. No this is not watering down grey listing. All these ISP’s mail servers are re-sending emails do to temporarily failure anyway. Exempting them is just speeding things up.
Enhanced Microsoft Antimalware client support:
You may use Microsoft’s Antimalware scanner in on demand mode. This mode is preferred by many email admins
Expanded Heuristic Filter:
The heuristic filter got another makeover. As in the past the developer keeps XWall and features like the heuristic filter up to date and XWall’s effectiveness is getting better and better. The heuristic filter’s sensitivity for phishing, html and attachments have been improved in XWall 3.48 In addition the heuristic methode now supports GTUBE (Generic Test for unsolicited bulk email)
Enhanced support for Kaspersky virus scanner:
Yes, Kaspersky’s AV enjoys additional options in XWall 3.50
User based message size limit:
This is a nice feature. It allows certain people like a HR director who complained about a low attachment limit just yesterday to get the files he needs. …. And you still can keep the pictures from the 6 week trip around the world Mary sent to Susie out. Get the picture J
TLS control enhancements:
This should help you to get a better handle on secure email transport.
To get you update today just go to the download section
- Select and download the 64 or 32 bit The download will original directly for the developer DataEnter.Find out where your XWall install istypically that’s c:/xwall or c:/program files /XWall
- Stop the XWall service or program, exit the XWall admin
- Run the downloaded XWall setup.
- XWall usually detects the location on the old install. But verify that it’s the correct location
- 6.After that it’s pretty well all the defaults
- Once installed bring up the XWall admin and check the settings under View-Domains on Exchange. You should see your email domains and that’s an indication that everything is fine.
- Make any adjustments and/or implement the new features you want.
- Restart the service and check if XWall resumes.
Hot Weather Spam Catching
It's just too hot outside. So I spent a few minutes checking on how effective a few setting changes to an XWall installation are. The site has about 110 users. About 84% of their email is spam. The 2nd graph shows the situation after some changes Maga recommended in a forum post. Note the 10% drop in Total messages. Since some spammer don't wait for the 20 sec greetings delay it can be assumed that the increased delay may represent up to 10% less spam.
June 27 2012 Total messages received 3072
July 02 2012 Total of 2786 messages reveived
Changes made: Added 2 more SURBLs and set Greeting delay from 2 sec to 20 sec
Legend: Filter - Detected
Move Spam to Exchange Junk mail
Contribution by Maga: To automatically move Spam to the Junk-E-Mail folder for all users, you create a transport rule on your Exchange 2007 / 2010.
Start EMC, browse to "Organization Configuration", "Hub Transport", Select Tab "Transport Rules".
Add a new rule which translates any X-XWall-Spam header tag into SCL 9.
Note that \S (backslash followed by capital S) means "any non-blank character", thus catching all possible tags (sls, internal-from, udm, surbl, backscatter, and so on)
Exchange Server Spam Filter and so much more
XWall is a server based spam filter and email firewall with a proven track record well over a decade. XWall is designed for Microsoft Exchange (5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 including SB versions 32/64bit). It can be just as effective on SMTP mail servers like Imail, Atmail, Lotus Domino, Groupwise and many other standard SMTP mail servers.
XWall offers a wide variety of filters to combat spam, junk mail, email viruses, dangerous attachments and many other undesired email situations. Using XWall you may attach disclaimers to all outgoing email, and you can archive all in and outgoing email for days, months and years. XWall keeps a detailed daily log including several informative statistics.
Try the XWall spam filter today on your Exchange server and effectively control spam and viruses in your company's email. XWall operates on Microsoft platforms: Server 2000, 2003, 2008 Standard, Enterprise, R2 and all Small Business Servers including SB2011. Xwall is VM friendly and may also be placed on a XP, Vista or 7 workstation.
XWall is available in native 32 and 64 bit versions. It can be run as application or preferable as a windows service on the same machine as Exchange or on a seperate system all together. You can find more information about XWall in our XWall feature section.
Did you know
XWall offers many featues you may not be aware of:
- IPv6 support. We all know it's coming - so you know you're ready.
- Bandwidth Trottling allows you to limit send or receive the data part of a message. This is a great feature if you need to handle messages with large attachments.
- eFAX option converts an Exchange IMCEXAF to an eFAX SMTP address.CCS The Central
- Checksum Service is designed to defect bulk email world wide.