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Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers Version 3.1.7 (Linux) Release Notes

Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers protects Windows or UNIX-based mail servers for known and unknown security threats with award winning proactive antivirus, antispyware, antispam, antiphishing, content and attachment filtering technologies. The solution secures organizations email services and provides increased productivity by blocking spam and providing common centralized management tools.

This article provides information on the changes delivered with version 3.1.7 of Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers, released on August 21st, 2017.

New Features and Improvements

  • Added support for Exim and Axigen integrations directly from the product.
  • Implemented systemd unit files for Bitdefender services, also maintaining the System V compatibility.
  • A reworked bulletproof integration system, preventing two or more agents to be enabled at the same time.
  • Added support for STARTTLS commands for the new SMTP Proxy agent.
  • Users now can choose to scan emails with DKIM signatures.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue where the product integrated with Axigen was blocking emails if RTVR was activated.
  • Fixed an issue where emails received over ipv6 were dropped if Bitdefender milter library was used.
  • Fixed the wrong permissions on product folders that prevented Bitdefender services from starting.
  • Fixed the after reboot wrong /var/run/BitDefender permissions set for Axigen integration.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Remote Admin web service to become unavailable at certain intervals.
  • Fixed the Bitdefender milter socket definition in sendmail.mc.

Removed Features

  • Starting with this version, the enterprise integration (with Bitdefender Management Server 3.6) is no longer available.

Upgrade Guidelines

Existing customers can easily upgrade to version 3.1.7 by running the new installation package over their existing installation. The upgrade will preserve the current product settings.

If your installation is running on a legacy machine, before upgrading, make sure the minimum hardware requirements are met:

  • Minimum RAM memory: 512 MB
  • Minimum free hard disk space: 500 MB (note that quarantine and logs will require additional space)
note Note:
Starting with version 3.1.4, Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers requires Internet connectivity, either directly or through an HTTP proxy, for license activation and periodic validation. However, the product can work without Internet connection for several days.

To upgrade:

  1. Download the installation package suitable for your environment: Packages are named according to the following convention:
    BitDefender-Security-Mail-linux-{arch}.{pkg}.run
    where {arch} substitutes for i586 or amd64 and {pkg} substitutes for the package type (rpm, deb, ipk).
  2. Run the package with root privileges using the sh command.
    e.g.: #sh BitDefender-Security-Mail-linux-amd64.rpm.run
note Note:
You can always back up the configuration with the following command:
#bdsafe conf save conf.txt
This will back up the the bdsettings.xml file.
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