McAfee Email Gateway and Domino

We are recently reviewing the McAfee Email Gateway (MEG) appliance against our existing Barracuda Email Gateway appliance.   One of the tasks was to put in Recipient Validation.  You know.... where we make sure the email is valid before allowing it through.  Otherwise, why have your email servers to do all that processing for a mail address that doesn't exist? The LDAP query built into MEG is ok.  Very basic.  It just checks for the primary address of a Person class.  The problem is, it does not check for: Email Aliases applied to a Person document Group/Distribution email addresses ...

McAfee Advanced Threat Detection – A contender?

I had a call today with McAfee and a partner regarding their Advanced Threat Detection, or ATD, device.  Malware is hard to detect, and even harder to fully remove.  And given the breadth of the term "malware", which can include ransomeware, adware, and spyware, it is increasingly difficult to identify. McAfee says they have an answer.  With their Web Filtering Gateway, you can now identify problematic files before they even get to the end-point to be installed.  Using GTI (Global Threat Intelligence) and heuristics, the gateway can scan and detect files as they are being downloaded.  The f...

Accessing Cisco ASA using SSH

So, I purchased a Cisco ASA 5505 to build a VPN Tunnel from a remote office to my main office. Really simple to do, when you are using Easy VPN . Anyway, I wanted to turn on SSH. So, I enabled SSH on the ASA, and tried to access it: [apaxson@netutil ~]$ ssh -l username ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host   Hmmmm..... let's do a debug, and see what happens: asa# debug ssh Device ssh opened successfully. SSH0: SSH client: IP = '' interface # = 1 SSH: unable to retrieve default host public key. Please create a defauth RSA key pair ...