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GWAVA 6.5 and SMG 7 on Ubuntu need to be upgrade before February 2021

Both GWAVA 6.5 and SMG 7 on Ubuntu will need to be upgraded to SMG 7 on SLES by February 2021 as the Anti spam feature will not longer work after that date.  To continue having SMG as your spam filter, please see this tid - https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7024707

GWAVA (Secure Messaging Gateway) 7
GWAVA (Secure Messaging Gateway) 6.5

It is recommended to move to the latest version of GWAVA/SMG, which is SMG on SLES. GWAVA 6.5 and SMG on Ubuntu are not only no longer being developed but the the engine that does Anti-spam, Anti-virus, and IP reputation scanning will no longer work after Feb 2021.

GWAVA 6.5 End of life cycle:
https://www.microfocus.com/productlifecycle/?term=GWAVA

SMG on Ubuntu End of Life Cycle:
https://www.microfocus.com/productlifecycle/?term=Secure%20Messaging

SMG on SLES manual:
Micro Focus Secure Messaging Gateway Administrator's Guide - Micro Focus Secure Messaging Gateway Administrator's Guide
https://www.novell.com/documentation/secure-messaging-gateway/secure-messaging-gateway/data/bookinfo.html

Migration guide from SMG on Ubuntu to SMG on SLES:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/secure-messaging-gateway/secure-messaging-gateway/data/migrating_to_sles_appliance.html

Migration guide from GWAVA 6.5 to SMG:
https://www.novell.com/documentation/secure-messaging-gateway/secure-messaging-gateway/data/t443iwx6fq2q.html

The download link for this can be found in your customer center: https://gwava.microfocus.com/customercenter If there are any issues with customer center contact entitlements at entitlements@microfocus.com.

 

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Re: GWAVA 6.5 and SMG 7 on Ubuntu need to be upgrade before February 2021

So development still has to do some work. I have some customers still using good, old Gwava 6.5 because of statistics.

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Re: GWAVA 6.5 and SMG 7 on Ubuntu need to be upgrade before February 2021

@Rimser,

As of Feb 2021, they can still continue to use it for stats however they will no longer be able to use it as a spam filter as that will no longer work 😞

Pam

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Re: GWAVA 6.5 and SMG 7 on Ubuntu need to be upgrade before February 2021

When you upgrade, watch out for the change to the way the ip reputation section on the SMTP gateway works  on the SLES server. 

Regards

ChasR.

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Re: GWAVA 6.5 and SMG 7 on Ubuntu need to be upgrade before February 2021

@ChasR 

You're right. I had to switch it off because foreign ips had a bad reputation in the beginning (even using a low security percentage). So all mails were blocked.

Maybe this has been fixed in the meantime ..

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