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16
Proofpoint Essentials: Reminder Verify your domain
Posted by Carlos R on 16 December 2016 01:55 AM

Proofpoint Essentials: Verify your domain

Reminder: Effective Friday, August 19th, new domains being enabled for email relay purposes will require a simple step to verify domain ownership. This industry standard verification technique is part of Proofpoint’s ongoing efforts to improve the security posture for our customers.

DO NOT CHANGE YOUR MX RECORDS UNTIL VERIFICATION PROCESS HAS COMPLETED

What is Domain Verification?

Domain verification is used to verify the ownership of a domain that is intended for relaying email. Proofpoint Essentials provides two ways to verify ownership:

  • Add a DNS record (TXT) to the domain’s configuration
  • Add a custom a META tag to the homepage associated to the domain

Will all domains need to be verified?

Only new relay domains added after domain verification is enabled, or existing management domains switched to relay domains, will need to be verified. Existing relay domains will not need to be verified.

Will management domains need to be verified?

No, management domains do not need to be verified, as they are not used for relaying email. If a existing management domain is changed to a relay domain, it will need to be verified.

How often do domains need to be verified?

New relay domains only need to be verified when they are enabled for relay. Once they have been verified, no further verification will be required in the future.

How do I verify domain ownership?

There are two ways that domain ownership can be verified. 

  1. You can add a DNS record to the domain's configuration
  2. You can add a custom META tag to the homepage associated to the domain.

Only one verification technique is required.

 

Verify domain by adding a DNS (TXT) record to your domain’s configuration

REMINDER: DO NOT CHANGE YOUR MX RECORDS UNTIL VERIFICATION PROCESS HAS COMPLETED

In order to register a domain for email relay within Proofpoint Essentials, you will need verify ownership of the domain.

Step 1: Create your domain in Proofpoint Essentials

  1. Login to Proofpoint Essentials
  2. Click on Company Settings
  3. Click on Domains
  4. Click on New Domain
  5. Enter the domain name
  6. Choose "Relay" from domain purpose list
  7. Enter the delivery destination (Optional at this time but required before it can be enabled)
  8. Enter SMTP failover location (Optional)
  9. Choose "Verify by TXT record" from the verification method list
  10. Copy the value displayed on the screen (i.e., ppe-7c123438b96cd00aa17e)
  11. Click on Verify Later

Step 2: Add the DNS record to your domain

  1. Open a new tab or browser window
  2. Login to your DNS provider's website
  3. Go to your provider's domain management window - this may be called DNS Settings, Control Panel, Advanced Settings, etc.
  4. Add a new entry to your DNS
    • Type = TXT
    • Host = @
    • Value/Answer/Definition = Paste value from clipboard
    • TTL = 3600 seconds / 1 hour
  5. Ensure that you save the change

Step 3: Verify domain in Proofpoint Essentials

  1. Return to Proofpoint Essentials
  2. Click on the Edit icon next to the domain you wish to verify
  3. Click on Verify Now
  4. Confirm that the verification status value associated with the domain is Verified

Once the required DNS changes have been made, it can take some time for those changes to propagate. If verification fails please retry verification after 1 hour.

 

Verify domain by adding a custom META tag to the homepage of your domain

REMINDER: DO NOT CHANGE YOUR MX RECORDS UNTIL VERIFICATION PROCESS HAS COMPLETED

In order to register a domain for email relay within Proofpoint Essentials, you will need verify ownership of the domain.

Step 1: Create your domain in Proofpoint Essentials

  1. Login to Proofpoint Essentials
  2. Click on Company Settings
  3. Click on Domains
  4. Click on New Domain
  5. Enter the domain name
  6. Choose "Relay" from domain purpose
  7. Enter the delivery destination (optional at this time but required before it can be enabled)
  8. Enter SMTP failover location
  9. Choose "Verify by META tag record" from the verification method list
  10. Copy the value displayed on the screen (i.e., <meta name="ppe-verify" content="ppe-f01321e1e822fcd1e7a8">)
  11. Click on Verify Later

Step 2: Add the new META tag to home page associated with your domain

  1. Open a new tab or browser window
  2. Open your website homepage HTML file using any text or HTML editor
    • If your web host uses a web-based page editor (i.e., WordPress, Squarespace, etc.), open your homepage in their editor
  3. Paste the content from your clipboard into the <head> section that’s before the first <body> section

    • If you’re unsure how to add meta tags with a web-based page editor, contact your web host’s technical support team
  4. Open your website homepage in a browser and view the source to confirm the content has been added 

<html>

<head>

<meta name="ppe-verify" content="ppe-f01321e1e822fcd1e7a8">

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>

Step 3: Verify domain in Proofpoint Essentials

  1. Click on the Edit icon next to the domain you wish to verify
  2. Click on Verify Now
  3. Confirm that the verification status value associated with the domain is Verified

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Dec
16
Edgewave Alert - Block MS Office files with macros
Posted by Carlos R on 16 December 2016 01:32 AM

Block MS Office files with macros


In case you missed it in our previous announcement we have a NEW filter that allows you to quarantine messages containing MS Office files with macros. Malware in MS Office files is generally written using macros.

To enable this new filter go to the Domain Settings page and in the Filtering Options section look for the "MS Office file contains macro" filter.

Release notes, and all ePrism documentation, can be found at:

https://www.edgewave.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/EdgeWave_ePrism_V10-4-1.pdf


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Dec
10
Sonian Alert: Microsoft Office 365 TLS Configuration
Posted by Carlos R on 10 December 2016 01:31 AM

Sonian Update: 12/12/2016

We have validated a change on our systems against O365 settings and have positive results.   We have deployed this change to Excel Micro accounts over the weekend. This change is now in place and any pending messages will be delivered. If there are any customers with pending messages please let us know.

__________________________________

Sonian has received reports from some customers that if their TLS configuration for journaling to Sonian is set at the strictest level in O365 it may lead to journal queuing and eventual non-deliverables.  It appears that a change on the O365 TLS validation was made earlier in the week.  No change was made on the Sonian side.  The Sonian certificates are valid but the configuration is failing a certificate validation check.


We encourage you to reach out to your customers to confirm the following connector TLS change:





We will keep you updated when the permanent solution is in place.

Regards,
Sonian

 


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Dec
6
McAfee Alert: SaaS Email and Web Security Updates
Posted by Carlos R on 06 December 2016 01:43 PM

Dear Customer,

Summary:
To improve the functionality of our McAfee® SaaS Email and Web Protection services, we will be completing maintenance on Saturday, December 17th between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which will result in periods of service impact for McAfee® SaaS Email Protection and McAfee® SaaS Web Protection. Spam filtering and web filtering will remain functional, but some features within the McAfee® Control Console will be unavailable.

If you currently manage your McAfee® SaaS Web Protection service from the McAfee® Control Console, you will be impacted by this outage.
 
If you are a McAfee® Web Gateway Cloud Service customer, you will not be impacted by this outage.
You may monitor the status of the McAfee® Web Gateway Cloud Service service by going to https://trust.mcafee.com/.

Timeframes
Begin: Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (Friday, December 16th, 8:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST))
End: Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:00 a.m. GMT (Friday, December 16th, 10:00 p.m. MST)

Impact:

  • McAfee® SaaS Control Console
    • SaaS Email Protection Overview Page
    • SaaS Email Protection Reports
    • SaaS Web Protection Overview Page
    • SaaS Web Protection Reports

This maintenance may be completed prior to the end times stated above, however, we are reserving the entire window to ensure adequate support for these enhancements. During this maintenance window, Intel Security personnel will be available to address any unexpected issues.

 


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Dec
3
***IMPORTANT*** McAfee End of Life Update
Posted by Carlos R on 03 December 2016 05:07 PM

Only a few short weeks left to upgrade your email security accounts and avoid the McAfee End of Life on January 11, 2017!

Intel has published an alert on every user's Quarantine Summary Report, as well as the Administrative Console. To view the official Intel alert message CLICK HERE.

If you are not migrated off McAfee before January 11, 2017 you will not receive mail.

 

 For more information on McAfee EOL and the migration process CLICK HERE

 

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Nov
30

This is a reminder, your account has been upgraded to FuseMail® SecureSMART Suite at no additional cost.  You must update your Email Server and MX records to complete the upgrade to avoid the McAfee End of Life and loss of email.

 

As you may know, Intel Security announced the end of life for the McAfee Email Security service (including Spam Soap).  Recently, Intel Security published an alert on all user's Administrative Console and Quarantine Summary Reports.  You can view the official alerts HERE.

 

To take advantage of FuseMail’s award-winning solution with 100% uptime SLA, you will need to add new IP ranges to your firewall and redirect the MX records to the secure FuseMail data centers.   The deadline to complete your upgrade to FuseMail is Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

 

We have previously provided you with your unique administrative login credentials to access your account on FuseMail.  If you have not logged in or have misplaced the credentials, please contact our team ASAP888-230-2214.

 

For a list of your requirements to complete the upgrade please reference your first email from our team or CLICK HERE.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership with Excel Micro.  We look forward to finalizing your upgrade from McAfee.  If you would like to learn about alternative replacements first, please contact 888-230-2214.


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