EX16-MB-000490 - Exchange must have anti-spam filtering installed.

Information

Originators of spam messages are constantly changing their techniques in order to defeat spam countermeasures; therefore, spam software must be constantly updated to address the changing threat. A manual update procedure is labor intensive and does not scale well in an enterprise environment. This risk may be mitigated by using an automatic update capability. Spam protection mechanisms include, for example, signature definitions, rule sets, and algorithms.

Exchange 2016 provides both anti-spam and anti-malware protection out of the box. The Exchange 2016 anti-spam and anti-malware product capabilities are limited but still provide some protection.

Solution

Update the EDSP with the anti-spam mechanism used.

Install the AntiSpam module.

Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command:

& $env:ExchangeInstallPath\Scripts\Install-AntiSpamAgents.ps1

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_Exchange_2016_Y21M07_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

References: 800-53|SI-8(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001308, Rule-ID|SV-228393r612748_rule, STIG-ID|EX16-MB-000490, STIG-Legacy|SV-95411, STIG-Legacy|V-80701, Vuln-ID|V-228393

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: e936af3b4731c5e677654b74fbfa5c2aa0bfccc257eea5c808b073df27d8dbd1