Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway

Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway is a fully integrated email system and mail security solution – packed into a single ready-to-use virtual appliance. Based on the popular Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server, it provides next-generation email protection from known and unknown threats, including spam, phishing and every kind of malicious attachments.

It’s easy to install and manage, saving you time on day-to-day mail and mail security tasks, while delivering award-winning security that helps keep your business safe while boosting user productivity.

    • Ready-to-use virtual appliance

      Pre-built virtual appliance versions for all the most popular platforms, including VMware ESXi and Microsoft HyperV. Can be deployed onto bare metal physical systems as an all-in-one, ready-to-use mail gateway distribution

    Multi-layered anti-malware capabilities

    • Multi-layered threat protection - cloud-assisted via the Kaspersky Security Network

      Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway includes the latest version of Kaspersky’s award-winning anti-malware engine. Furthermore, it receives real-time information from the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) – so you benefit from a Linux mail server antivirus solution that delivers even better performance in detecting and removing malicious attachments from incoming emails including exploits, unknown and advanced malware.

    • Web malicious URL filter – cloud-assisted via the Kaspersky Security Network

      With real-time updates from the cloud, Kaspersky’s Web malicious URL filter blocks emails that include links to infected sites or malicious files.

    • Detection of malicious macros/ActiveX controls in Office files

      Embedding malicious scripts into Office files is a popular technique used by extremely dangerous specimen such as ExPetr / Petya / NotPetya. Kaspersky’s next-generation anti-malware provides effective protection against such threats.

    Anti-spam and content filtering

    • Anti-spam engine

      Kaspersky’s anti-spam engine includes two powerful technologies:

      Enforced Anti-Spam Updates Service (EASUS) – which uses push technology, directly from the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network, to deliver real-time updates. By reducing the ‘update window’ from 20 minutes to less than 1 minute, EASUS helps to protect against Zero-Hour spam and spam epidemics.

      Cloud-assisted Reputation Filtering – can ‘rate’ suspicious emails, place them in quarantine and then recheck them when updated information becomes available. This helps to defend you against unknown spam – while also reducing the number of false positives.

    • Cloud-assisted anti-phishing

      Kaspersky’s new anti-phishing module receives real-time updates from the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network – for more effective detection and blocking of emails that contain links to phishing websites.

    • Mass mail detection

      You can easily set policies to block unwanted mass mail from reaching your end users.

    • Anti-spam quarantine

      Suspicious messages are placed in the anti-spam quarantine, managed from the web interface. These messages can be reviewed later.

    • Spam Confidence Level rating

      For organizations using MS Exchange, the Spam Confidence Level (SCL) rating, which lets users define actions for messages according to SCL thresholds, is now included.

    • Improved character support

      Supports internationalized (non-Latin) characters in email addresses.

    • Unicode domain spoofing detection

      Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway now detects messages containing Unicode spoofing, which uses Unicode symbols visually resembling proper characters used in legitimate mail addresses and URLs.

    • Multi-layered archive protection

      Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway now recognizes and blocks certain types of files within archives and compound objects, providing detection inside multi-layered archives widely used by scammers.

    Integration support

    • Integration with Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform

      Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway can be integrated with KATA – Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform. After integration, the application can send copies of messages to KATA for scanning. Based on the results of the KATA scan, the application can then block individual messages.

      Suspicious messages are placed in the KATA quarantine, managed from the web interface.

    • Integration with Kaspersky Private Security Network

      For those organizations that cannot participate in Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway can now integrate with Kaspersky Private Security Network (KPSN).

      After integration with KPSN, the application can use the KSN reputation databases locally, benefitting from the latest, globally acquired threat intelligence - without sending any data outside the organization.

    At-a-glance monitoring and flexible reporting

    • Integration with Kaspersky Security Center

      Kaspersky’s easy-to-use management console, Kaspersky Security Center, gives you the ability to monitor security for all your Linux mail servers – including clusters – from a single console. If a security incident occurs, the system administrator will automatically be informed about the affected server and the cause of the issue.

    • Support for help desk function

      Help desk specialists can now access a user’s backup and personal blacklists / whitelists – via a standard web interface, without disturbing system administrators or end users.

    • Dashboard

      The web dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of status and monitoring, including information about the most recently found malware.

    • Full support for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

      SNMP support lets you monitor any type of event, using SNMP events and traps.

    • Web and CLI management

      You can choose your method of application management – using the Web console or command line interface (CLI).

    • Detailed, flexible reporting in PDF format

      Customisable reports help you to monitor and analyse your security and policies.

    • Notification system

      Administrators and document owners are informed about policy violation incidents – so immediate action can be taken.

    • Detailed logs

      Detailed information about all product actions is automatically recorded – to help you to identify the cause of a problem.

    • Expanded helpdesk capabilities

      Generate an archive of information about the operation of the application to send to Kaspersky Technical Support.

      Authorized Helpdesk account users can access application performance reports.


    • Extended notification

      Schedule and configure notifications to users about the results of their scanned messages. Notifications contain a list of the latest messages in Backup.

    • SIEM integration

      For those using SIEM systems, the logs can now be generated in Common Event Format (CEF), enriching your picture of corporate security with mail-related events.

    Easy to install and maintain

    • Simple installation

      Rolling out Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway is as simple as deploying a virtual machine from a template. All the components are pre-configured for seamless interoperability; all you need is a basic set-up to integrate it into your IT infrastructure.

    • Active Directory and OpenLDAP integration

      Integration helps you in setting up rules and policies. Communication between Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway and LDAP server can be encrypted using TLS or SSL.

    • Rich email traffic management rules

      Kaspersky makes it easy for you to implement group-based scanning policies and rules.

    • IPv6 support

      You can use IPv6 naming for Internet addresses, when creating traffic rules.

    • Scalable architecture

      The entire system can be easily migrated from a test server to a production environment, so you can thoroughly test the system before you roll it out.

    • Simple to update

      In addition to running manual updates – for the antivirus, anti-spam and anti-phishing modules technologies – you can also specify rules for fully automatic updates.

    Licensing and subscription management

    • Expanded application licensing capabilities

      Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway can be activated with an activation code. The product can also be licensed by subscription.

    • Reducing your costs and improving reliability

      Because Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway is delivered as a virtual appliance that includes:

      • Mail transfer agent
      • Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway
      • Linux operating system

      … you benefit from a fully integrated email gateway and email security system – without having to deal with compatibility issues or interdependencies. As well as simplifying implementation and helping you to control your mail and security administration costs, it can also help you to reduce your hardware costs.

      In addition – as it’s a virtual appliance – you benefit from improved fault tolerance. If you suffer a hardware failure, Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway can failover to run on another host.

    • Simplifying administration tasks

      Because the operating system, mail agent and security software are all pre-integrated, your team won’t need to have in-depth Linux skills.

      Furthermore, a single powerful Web console lets administrators control all mail management and mail security functions. By simplifying day-to-day management tasks, we help you to free up time for other projects.

      Powerful reporting functions let you generate custom logs and reports in PDF format, while rules-based traffic processing lets you process mail according to sender-recipient groups.

      SIEM integration allows tracking email alerts as part of the whole company event context.

    • Improving productivity for your users

      By eliminating more spam, we help to prevent costly distractions for your users. However, because we also achieve a very low rate of ‘false positives’, we help to ensure relatively few legitimate emails are incorrectly identified as spam.

      Independent testing consistently proves the high quality of our spam filtering technologies. The most recent award from Virus Bulletin’s ‘SPAM+’ for attaining 99,99% efficiency.

      Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway has been designed to combine high throughput and high performance – to help boost efficiency for your business.

    • Preventing costly security incidents and ransomware attacks

      The powerful combination of next-generation anti-malware, anti-spam and anti-phishing ensures that all the attack scenarios using email are covered, including malware infections and spam campaigns involving a wide range of purposes, from botnet building and espionage to financial fraud and ransomware attacks.

    • Keeping your protection up-to-date

      Our global Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) plays a central role in delivering the most relevant threat intelligence to your:

      • Anti-spam protection – including Enforced Anti-Spam Updates Service (EASUS) plus Reputation Filtering (for URLs)
      • Anti-malware protection – including Reputation Filtering (for files)
      • Anti-phishing protection

      … so you’re protected regardless of shifts in the threat landscape.

    • Hardware

      • Free space on ESXi datastore: 100 GB
      • Memory (RAM): 4 GB
      • One 4-core processor or better
    • Software

      For the virtual appliance image, deployment, use the following hypervisors:

      • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2.
      • VMware ESXi 6.0.
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

      For the web console operation, use the following browsers:

      • Mozilla Firefox 49 or above version
      • Internet Explorer 11 or above version
      • Google Chrome 61 or above version
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