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I have experience as an SE for IronPort as well as a private consultant. I have used this solution in multiple environments.
We have around 500 to 600 users and we use it for services like Anti-Spam, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and scanning. We are also using also multiple content filters, and it's working pretty well for us. In combination with ESA, we are using Trend Micro.
It is an anti-spam solution, and we primarily use it for email anti-spam. It removes the spam emails, and we have our own manual filters to remove unnecessary or unwanted emails. So, it is working just fine. We have been using the solution for more than three years. We started on version 9 and are currently on version 11.1.
We use it to secure our email system, to cut down on all the bad emails that we would otherwise receive. The reason for implementing the product was the huge increase in spam and junk mail which occurred when we were adopting these devices. There have been some changes in the way that email is delivered since then, and one or two of the major spam sources have been taken down or prosecuted or jailed. Today, we have less blanket-spam, but we have more targeted phishing emails or spear phishing. The combination of emails with links that encourage users to give away their user login information can cause problems. When someone's account is compromised it can result in access to our global address list and access to emails that the compromised user may have sent. Therefore, they have details of the format and the style emails that our company uses. We have communication threads that they can take advantage of because they can inject their fake emails into an existing communication thread and try to fool a supplier or client into giving more information or, worst-case, giving money to the wrong person.
It's our primary enterprise email gateway. It's the first stop for edge email security.
Protection against external email threats is our primary use case.
We used ESA to filter spam. My overall experience with ESA was pretty good. No major issues were reported in my time. It worked fine for me.
The primary use case was for email security and load balancing between Exchange mail servers.
My primary use case was email security, to protect against phishing mails, spam, malware, and viruses.
Our main deployment is for a shipping company. We're protecting their local Exchange Server and their online Exchange email.
We use it for email filtering, spam filtering, for phishing attacks, malware, and forged-email detection. We also use it for outbound message control, to filter attachments that are allowed to be sent and attachments that are not allowed to be sent. It's for data loss protection.
It's pretty normal daily incoming and outgoing emails. We have customized policies based on our security measures using this tool to scan the emails in our inboxes. We also check all incoming emails.
We are using two security appliances. One is a web security appliance, IronPort, as well as the email security appliance. They are used for web surfing.
i'm usining it as frontal gateway for controlling and securing the mails flows to my on-premises exchange servers
It is just another level of protection that we use, as far as email is concerned. We use it for different policies or as another scanning engine, e.g., on the desktop or for data coming through another email gateway.