This page lists various security relevant links and subjects.
As a messaging SysAdmin I'm interested in a "secure" email environment.
I also need to to know where to check the actual system health of my mail servers.
What is important for a secure email environment?
- all servers need to be patched (e.g. the montly security patches need to be installed asap.)
- a file system virus scanner needs to be installed
- a email virus and spam scanner needs to be installed
Where can I check blacklists / the reputation of my mail environment / the worldwide thread activity?
Cisco offers the "Iron Port senderbase org" page to query your reputation
Various Online checking tools:
Other page to query for blocked ip's and domains: http://www.spamhaus.org/
SORBS (Spam an Open-Relay
Blocing System): http://www.sorbs.net/
Online MX Record check: http://www.blackspider.com/utility/domain_info.mhtml
Tools to check DNS / reverse DNS ...: http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx
Find out your public IP: What Is My IP
IPAddress Finder - Geo Location: Enter IP to look for
NSLOOKUP - (GUI): Look for DNS entries
Display DNS Records in Domain: List domain records
When you use Antivirus Products on Forefront Edge products (ISA / TMG 2010 / UAG 2010) please consider the following. There's a list of files, Folders and processes to be excluded from file based Virus scan products.
Free Scan - Online Scan, Cleaning and recovery tools:
Free Virus Scanners:
(September 2014 Issue of pctipp listet the following 2 as winners (also adware free!)
Various Links about Junk - Spam - Viruses and other Security relevant subjects:
Microsoft Malware Protection Center
Here you can find a summary of the download links and a short description of all free Microsoft Security tools:
||The most popular of these Microsoft
security tools are:
|| Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
|| Microsoft Safety Scanner
|| Microsoft Security Compliance Manager
|| URLScan Security Tool
|| Windows Defender Offline
Here you can find all Sysinternals Security relevant tools: download
Exclusions for "file based Virus scanners" for MS Products / Features