2.1.5 Sizing guide

The following information can be used as a guideline when deploying MataDefender Email Security in your organization. Since there are many factors that may affect performance, these test results should not be viewed as performance guarantees.

Factors that may affect performance

  • Package and configuration

    • set of engines (which and how many)

    • configuration (e.g. CDR is enabled)

  • System environment

    • profile (CPU, RAM, Storage)

  • Traffic characteristics

    • average attachment number/size/type

Test results

Performance is measured by the number of processed emails in one hour interval. In the test scenarios below, the traffic was generated by using real-world attachment number/attachment size/attachment type distributions. In all cases, MetaDefender Email Security was deployed as an SMTP Proxy. For test cases with CDR enabled, CDR was allowed for all possible file types.

Results

CPU cores

Memory (GB)

OS

Engine package

Duration

Processed emails

Total incoming emails

Comment

4 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

6205

6210

 

8 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

8161

8164

 

16 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

7963

7966

 

8 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

9085

13817

 

16 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

11550

13187

 

8 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

8 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

6483

6485

 

16 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

8 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

7825

7827

 

8 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

8 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

7453

13253

 

16 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

8 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

12001

14999

 

8 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

8096

8097

Without CDR

8 @2.1 GHz

16

Windows Server 2016

4 engine package + Data sanitization + Vulnerability + DLP + Yara

1h

14404

14482

Without CDR

On-site Exchange deployment

In case of on-site Exchange deployment scenarios the resource needs of the Microsoft Exchange Server must also be taken into consideration.