Avira Exchange Security

Solid antivirus protection for Microsoft Exchange Server

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Now more than ever, a business only flows as smoothly as its communications. And email is at the center of it all.

Avira Exchange Security is a multi award-winning solution, which delivers productivity gains by protecting your employees’ mailboxes and your business from email-borne threats.

Optimum security

  • Reliable, extremely powerful Avira technology with leading multi-award-winning detection performance
  • Fast reaction to new dangers through an in-house malware research center
  • Advanced heuristics to block all types of email-borne malware.

Low costs

  • Extremely low administration costs through automated workflows and central management
  • Intuitive operation without long, expensive training times
  • All licenses include free updates, upgrades and Gold Support

High investment security

  • Fast, resource-saving scanning technology that reduces the load on servers and networks existing systems, prolonging service life
  • Transparent licensing designed to meet requirements without hidden costs
  • Free platform change to new or alternative operating systems

What is new in Version 12

  • Updated versions of Avira Scan Engine and Avira Unpacker
  • Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Windows Server 2012
  • Health Check for emails on Exchange Server 2013
  • Quarantine summary notifications in multi-server scenarios
  • New category “Resources” to be used for mailboxes
  • Enhanced Server status and Exchange Monitor with license information and global catalogue server reference
  • Updated Oracle OutsideIn version.

Uncompromising protection

  • Scanning of all incoming and outgoing or internally sent emails in real-time.
  • Recursive scanning of all email attachments, even of those in compressed form (archives).
  • Configurable scanning of attachments by file type and/or size.
  • Fast detection of embedded formats, such as executables that are hidden within a graphic format
  • Fingerprints with binary and/or name pattern detection, including Unix-created .gz archives
  • Complete scanning of manipulated Outlook elements in emails and Outlook forms.
  • Configurable filters for all scanning and protection functions.
  • Support for the SAP/CAR format and the PPMD and BZIP2 compression algorithms as well as formats 7z-LZMJA2, zipx-LZMA2 and uue-base64

Fast updates

  • Extremely small, bandwidth-saving updates of virus definitions through incremental VDF update.
  • Fast, seamless protection through updates without system interruption.
  • Optimized load balancing and error recovery during updates
  • Update history reports so that administrators can promptly restart any unsuccessful updates
  • Test each pattern update before releasing it to the productive system.
  • Suppress update error notification emails when caused by temporary connection errors.

Efficient configuration and administration

  • Local/remote administration of individual/several Exchange servers (multi-server environment).
  • Flexible scheduling of quarantine and Information Store scans
  • Rule-based corporate security through mapping of specific directives.
  • Enhanced quarantine and engine update status reports plus version information in the Avira Monitor
  • Comprehensive, detailed protocol, statistics and report functions.
  • Attachment size statistics to help optimize resources
  • Private quarantine with quarantine information but no email storage.

Effortless Content-filtering

  • User-specific administration of whitelists and blacklists.
  • Definition of sender/receiver channels to control specific email communications.
  • Enforcement of content-filtering policies on Microsoft Exchange Server.
MS Exchange Server version
  • MS Exchange Server 2007 (64 Bit) including latest Update Rollups
  • MS Exchange Server 2010 (64 Bit) including service packs up to SP 2 and corresponding Update Rollups
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2012 (Avira Exchange Security is installed on the “Mailbox Server” role.

Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 (including latest service packs and patches)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (including latest service packs and patches)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)

Avira Exchange Management Console
Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8


Exchange recommended + additional 64 MB


At least 400 MB

  • CD-ROM drive or network access
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 plus 4.0 .NET Framework Client Profile
  • 100 MB for event logging recommended
  • Internet Connection

User access rights:

Users registered in Active Directory, with full read access to Active Directory.


Please note that support for older platforms will be phased out. Please see our Product Lifecycle page for details.


  • One license for all supported platforms
  • Licensing is on a per "node" basis, in other words per participating user with mailbox access
  • License periods: 1, 2 or 3 years
  • License extensions with a saving of 30 per cent for 1 year

Extended licenses

Avira Small Business Security Suite
(Avira Professional Security + Avira Server Security + Avira AntiVir Exchange)

Avira Endpoint Security
(Avira Professional Security + Avira Server Security)

Scope of license

  • Free updates and upgrades during the license period
  • Gold Support: 8x5 (CET) support in German and English
  • Free platform change
  • Software and documentation downloads


  • Platinum Support: 24 x 7 support by telephone/email (available for order values from 5,000 euro)

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