2.1.5 Sizing guide

The following product deployment scenarios can be used as a guideline when deploying MetaDefender Email Security in your organization. In the scenarios below, MetaDefender Email Security was deployed as an SMTP Proxy.

 

Scenario #1

Scenario #2

Scenario #3

#Users

70

600

6000

#Emails per hour

7500

12000

15000

Internet throughput

100 Mb/s

250 Mb/s

500 Mb/s

Deployment

Bundled*

Bundled*

Separate**

#MetaDefender engines

4

4

4

Load balancing

No

No

Yes, 2x***

#Instances

1

1

1

#CPU cores

4

8

16

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

Storage

100 GB

100 GB

100 GB

NIC

1 GbE

1 GbE

1 GbE

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2

* Bundled = MetaDefender Email Security v4 and MetaDefender Core v4 are deployed on the same machine.

** Separate = MetaDefender Email Security v4 and MetaDefender Core v4 are deployed on a separate machine.

*** 2x = Two installations of MetaDefender Core v4 on separate machines with load balancing.

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.