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Downloading Antigen 9.0 with SP2

Downloading Antigen 9.0 with SP2

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We’ve had several inquiries from customers regarding the download of Antigen 9.0 with Service Pack 2 on the MVLS and VLSC sites – both on the download location and the format of the bits. 

First, to find the Antigen 9.0 with SP2 release on the MVLS/VLSC site, you can look in two places:

1)      Under “Messaging Security”

 antigen 9 sp2 download

2)      Under “Forefront Security for Exchange Server 10.0 with Service Pack 2”

FSE 10 SP2

On VLSC, you will have to select your language and download speed, then hit “continue”, which will bring up the below download screen where you can download the Antigen 9.0 with SP2 products:

VLSC download page

We understand that this creates some confusion for customers looking under “Antigen”, so we will also be adding these downloads to the MVLS and VLSC sites as “Antigen for Exchange with Antigen Spam Manager 9.0 with SP2” and “Antigen for SMTP Gateways with Antigen Spam Manager 9.0 with SP2” by September 1, 2009. 

Second, we’ve had customers ask about why we no longer post stand-alone builds for Antigen for Exchange and Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and whether this means that they are downloading new “Antigen Spam Manager” bits that were not previously installed.  The answer to this is two-fold:

1)      The Antigen 9.0 with SP2 release includes new antispam technology from Cloudmark that we want to make available to all customers.  This antispam engine will provide a better overall antispam experience including higher detection rates, lower false positives, and improved submission and service experience.

2)      The previous “stand-alone” builds of Antigen for Exchange and Antigen for SMTP Gateways were exactly the same bits as the “with Antigen Spam Manager” versions – the only difference was a built-in license key which deselected the spam engine by default. 

 

For customers upgrading existing Antigen 9.0 installations to Antigen 9.0 with SP2, the antispam engine settings will carry over from the previously installed version.  Therefore, if you do not want the antispam functionality, there is no action required. 

 

For customers installing Antigen 9.0 with SP2 on new servers who do not want the antispam functionality, you can follow the below steps to easily disable it:

 

1.       In Run Job, select the Internet scan job and de-select Spam Scanning.

2.       In Scanner Updates select the SpamCure engine and press the Disable button on the right side of the screen.

3.       In Scanner Updates select the Cloudmark Authority Engine and press the Disable button on the right side of the screen.

4.       Open the Service Control Manager and Stop the Star Engine service.

5.       Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Scheduled Tasks and delete any entry related to SpamCure or Cloudmark

 

For more information on the Antigen 9.0 with SP2 releases, please visit the Antimalware Engine Notifications and Developments page. 

 

Brita Jenquin
Sr. Product Manager
Forefront Protection Suite

Comments
  • I just logged in to MVLS and I don't see updated downloads for antigen or forefront swith SP2.  Is this coming soon?  The lastest builds are for said prodcuts with SP1

  • If you are not seeing "Forefront Security for Exchange Server 10.0 with Service Pack 2" or "Messaging Security Suite 9.0 with Service Pack 2" in your list of licensed server products, then I recommend that you contact MVLS help.  If you have more questions, I recommend you email us using the "Email" link in the upper righthand corner of this blog page and provide us with your email address so we can help you directly.  

    Regards,

    Brita Jenquin

    Forefront Protection Suite

  • Is this going to integrate any of the old frontbridge filters?

  • What about the license? Our license for Antigen 9.0 expired and we bought a prolongation. Do I have to install Antigen 9.0 SP2 and the license is included or how does the system know which license I have? It's hard to get information about that from Microsoft hotline.

  • Yes, you need to install SP2 – which has a pre-PIDed (built in) license file.  Just download it from the MVLS (VLSC) site and install and you'll be good to go.  

  • Brita, thank you for the Information. I did as you recommended and everything's working fine again! Thanx again.

    Detlef

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