CA DLP Tuesday Tip: Sendmail and Postfix Message Server Integrat

Discussion created by devan05 Employee on Feb 7, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2012 by Chris_Hackett
CA DLP Tuesday Tip for 7 February 2012 published by Andrew Devine Snr. Support Engineer.

CA DLP works with MS Exchange and Lotus Domino servers but did you also know that CA DLP can integrate with Sendmail and Postfix for Linux/Unix.

Sendmail is a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) originating from the open source and Unix communities. Postfix is intended to be an easy-to-administer, secure alternative to the Sendmail MTA. Both are used to route and deliver email and provide additional services such as protecting organizations from unwanted messages (spam).

CA DLP integration with Sendmail and Postfix is implemented through its Milter MTA agent; this agent can reside directly on the Sendmail and Postfix server or on a remote Linux machine, connecting to the email server via a socket.

The Milter MTA agent uses the Sendmail Mail Filter API (milter) to access emails as they transit through Sendmail or Postfix. The milter allows third-party applications access to emails as they are processed in order to filter meta-information and content.

For full details and implementation instructions please refer to the Message Server Integration Guide "DLP_Message_Server_Int_ENU.pdf" which is available to donwload from the CA DLP Documentation Bookshelf on the CA Support Portal (