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DKIM on GW 18

Looking to establish DKIM and DMARC on my GroupWise system.  Doing some reading and was surprised to see that GroupWise 18 does not natively support DKIM.

Is it really necessary to buy another software suite in order to have DKIM functionality? 

I have other third-party platforms that I like that perform all of my other email security for me, so I'd rather not buy another product.

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@bkesting Hi

The functionality is in Secure Messaging Gateway (SMG) which you can either purchase a license for just this product, or, if you have Enterprise Messaging then it's included with that.

Cheers,

Laura

 

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It is disappointing that that functionality isn't native to the GWIA.

I have a small setup, where everything (outside of GMS) resides on one SLES server. Can this gateway also reside on that box?

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The gateway is a small appliance. Easy to maIntain
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Thanks.

But it is another virtual machine I have to maintain (or a hosted service I have to subscribe to).

Is there a rough estimate on what pricing is per mailbox? Like I've noted above, I already have a third-party platform I really like that performs spam/virus/message filtering for me, I don't know that I want to give that up for message gateway.

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@bkesting wrote:
Is there a rough estimate on what pricing is per mailbox? Like I've noted above, I already have a third-party platform I really like that performs spam/virus/message filtering for me, I don't know that I want to give that up for message gateway.

SMG is also available as a subscription from Micro Focus. It runs in the cloud and cost is based on the number of mailboxes you need. You should consult your reseller for pricing.

IMO, it doesn't make much sense to use SMG only for the DKIM feature so you will have to determine whether SMG or your current third party solution is better suited to your needs. 

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Thanks.

What is your experience with SMG? How well does it work?
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Commodore
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For me it works pretty good. Tuning your policies is the most work.
There are always things that should be better, but that goes for all
products.
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@bkesting wrote:
What is your experience with SMG? How well does it work?

Have a look at the SMG User Discussions forum. If you have specific questions you can ask there.

I have a customer who has been using GWAVA/SMG for 10+ years. About five years ago they switched to the SMG cloud service which provides inbound/outbound SMTP scanning. We are bringing SMG back in-house to take advantage of additional features, for example, scanning at the MTA and scanning the post office. The customer has been very happy with the product.

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Yeah, I've started to browse that forum.

I currently use ProofPoint for my email security. I like that it is cloud-based, so if I have an internet outage, it still collects my messages in an "emergency mailbox" that is still accessible (and usable). Does SMG have a similar feature?

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@bkesting wrote:

I currently use ProofPoint for my email security. I like that it is cloud-based, so if I have an internet outage, it still collects my messages in an "emergency mailbox" that is still accessible (and usable). Does SMG have a similar feature?


When the SMG cloud service receives an incoming email it checks to see if your SMTP server is available. If it is not, SMG won't accept the incoming email. So, no, it doesn't provide a spooling capability but you can accomplish the same thing by using any spooling service, perhaps one available from your ISP or DNS provider. You setup multiple MX records such that if SMG is unavailable email will be delivered to your spooling service which will then deliver the email to SMG when it becomes available or you can have SMG deliver your email to the spooling service which in turn will deliver it to your SMTP server when it becomes available.

The SMG cloud service has multiple instances available. You setup MX records for each instance which mitigates the risk of a particular instance being unavailable.

 

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@bkesting 

Maybe you'd like to up-vote this GroupWise Idea?

DKIM indispensable and urgent.

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