Trend Micro, Inc.

June 2019

Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery Email Inspector™

Version 2.5

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  1. About Trend Micro Deep Discovery Email Inspector
  2. What's New
  3. Document Set
  4. System Requirements
  5. Installation
  6. Post-installation Configuration
  7. Known Issues
  8. Release History
  9. Contact Information
  10. About Trend Micro
  11. License Agreement

1. About Trend Micro Deep Discovery Email Inspector

Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery Email Inspector™ stops sophisticated targeted attacks and cyber threats by scanning, simulating, and analyzing suspicious links and attachments in email messages before they can threaten your network. Designed to integrate into your existing anti-spam/antivirus network topology, Deep Discovery Email Inspector can act as a Mail Transfer Agent in the mail traffic flow or as an out-of-band appliance silently monitoring your network for cyber threats.

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2. What's New

See Chapter 1 of the Administrator's Guide or visit the following page for a list of new features and enhancements in this release:

For a list of key features, see Chapter 1 of the Administrator's Guide or visit the following page:

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3. Document Set

In addition to this readme, the documentation set for Deep Discovery Email Inspector includes the following:

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4. System Requirements

Trend Micro provides the Deep Discovery Email Inspector appliance hardware. No other hardware is supported.

See Chapter 2 of the Installation and Deployment Guide for a list of system requirements.

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5. Installation

5.1. Fresh Installation

See the Quick Start Card and Chapter 2 of the Installation and Deployment Guide for fresh installation and deployment instructions.


5.2. Upgrading

Upgrade to Deep Discovery Email Inspector version 2.5 if you are currently running the following version of Deep Discovery Email Inspector:

Before installing this upgrade:

Back up your Deep Discovery Email Inspector configuration file from the management console. For details, see Chapter 3 of the Installation and Deployment Guide.

To install this upgrade:

  1. Log on to the Deep Discovery Email Inspector management console.
  2. Go to Administration > Product Updates > Firmware.
  3. Click Browse to locate the firmware installation package.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Wait for the package to upload and install.
  6. Clear your web browser's cache before logging on the management console.
  7. After installation completes, the user should re-open the management console logon screen.

    Note: Trend Micro recommends updating the scan engine and pattern files immediately after installation.


5.3. Uninstallation

The upgrade cannot be uninstalled. Contact Trend Micro Support for assistance.

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6. Post-installation Configuration

Installing this upgrade maintains all configurations and data. However, if Deep Discovery Email Inspector is using an internal Virtual Analyzer that connects to the Internet through a proxy server, you must reconfigure the proxy settings for the internal Virtual Analyzer. For details about configuring Virtual Analyzer settings, see the Administrator's Guide.

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7. Known Issues

7.1. Unable to Receive Email Messages from Other IPv6 Subnets if "Hosts in the same address class" is Enabled

Problem: Deep Discovery Email Inspector cannot receive incoming emails messages from other IPv6 subnets if the "Hosts in the same address class" option is enabled on the Administration > Mail Settings > Limits and Exceptions screen.

7.2. Duplicate Time Value Appears on Widgets after Daylight Savings Time Changes to Standard Time

Problem: After daylight savings time changes to standard time on Deep Discovery Email Inspector, a duplicate time value appears on widgets.

7.3. Unable to Capture ISL-Encapsulated VLAN Traffic in SPAN/TAP Mode

Problem: While operating in SPAN/TAP mode, Deep Discovery Email Inspector cannot capture VLAN traffic that is encapsulated by Cisco Inter-Switch Link (ISL) protocol.

7.4. Virtual Analyzer Unable to Import Images from FTP Servers in Active Mode

Problem: Deep Discovery Email Inspector is unable to import Virtual Analyzer images from an FTP server in active mode. Deep Discovery Email Inspector security does not allow this type of connection.

Solution: Trend Micro recommends using FTP servers in passive mode, or importing the Virtual Analyzer images through another method.

7.5. Limited Support for Email Messages in Non-Standard Formats

Problem: Deep Discovery Email Inspector cannot read the subject of email messages in non-standard formats.

Solution: Trend Micro recommends only routing standard-formatted email messages. Most mail user agents cannot read email messages in non-standard formats.

7.6. Limits to Changing Time Format

Problem: Time format in the following pages cannot be changed if "Date and time format" in System Settings > Time page is changed. 1) "Last updated" time of each widget in "Dashboard > Add Widgets” 2) "Last update" time in widget preview screenshot 3) Time in email screenshot in "Detection" details.

Solution: 1. For “Last updated” time of each widget, it was a limitation of the widget framework used in Deep Discovery Email Inspector to show time in a corresponding format. 2. For "Last update" time in the widget preview screenshot, it is not possible to be changed due to the fact that the preview screenshot is a picture. 3. For the time shown in the email screenshot, it was created by the third-party email client. It depends on locale to show proper time format, not the user-defined time format.

7.7. Limitation When There Are More than 60 URLs in One Email

Problem: Some risky URLs in an email may not be rewritten to be a link redirected to blocking or warning page, even if the same URLs have been rewritten, if there are more than 60 URLs in an email.

Solution: Deep Discovery Email Inspector will at most extract 60 URLs from an email for scanning by default. If some of the URLs were scanned have a risk, they will be rewritten to a link that can redirect to a blocking or warning page. If the number of URLs in the email exceeds 60, some of URLs will not be rewritten due to the fact that they were not extracted by Deep Discovery Email Inspector.

7.8. More File Types May Be Selected after Upgrading

Problem: In Deep Discovery Email Inspector 2.5, submission filters was changed that allow the user to select the specific file type groups to be analyzed. After upgrading from Deep Discovery Email Inspector 2.1, the specific file type group, (which includes file types selected in Version 2.1) will be automatically selected to be analyzed. Afterward, the other file types which belong to the specific file type group will be also selected for analyzing.

Solution: Re-configure "Submission Filters" in "Administration > Scanning / Analysis > Virtual Analyzer > Settings" page to select the necessary file type groups.

7.9. Issue with Password-Protected Office PowerPoint 2003 Files

Problem: Deep Discovery Email Inspector cannot scan password-protected Office PowerPoint 2003 files.

Solution: The encryption of Office PowerPoint 2003 files is different from later versions, and this format cannot be decrypted.

7.10. Query Limits Based on Settings

Problem: If the user enables "Connect to Smart Protection Server for Web Reputation Services" in the "Administration > Scanning / Analysis > Other Settings > Smart Protection" page, the internal Virtual Analyzer will not run the URL block reason query, Census query or the Certified Safe Software Service query. Additionally, it will not provide Smart Feedback.

Solution: This is the configuration of the internal Virtual Analyzer. The user can either disable “Connect to Smart Protection for Web Reputation Services” in the "Administration > Scanning / Analysis > Other Settings > Smart Protection" page or enable both “Connect to Smart Protection Server for Web Reputation Services” and “Connect to global services using Smart Protection Server” in the "Administration > Scanning / Analysis > Other Settings > Smart Protection" page.

7.11. Inconsistent Risk Levels When Integrated with Deep Discovery Analyzer

Problem: When integrated with Deep Discovery Analyzer, the final risk level of a malicious URL in Deep Discovery Email Inspector is different with the risk level in Deep Discovery Analyzer.

Solution: Deep Discovery Analyzer can support several different products with varying risk levels, so for Deep Discovery Email Inspector, the risk level for malicious URLs returned by Virtual Analyzer (no matter whether either internal Virtual Analyzer or Deep Discovery Analyzer) will be downgraded one level.

7.12. New Certificate Must Be Accepted for Login

Problem: After upgrading from Deep Discovery Email Inspector 2.1 to 2.5, the web console cannot be redirected to the login page automatically. Additionally, the certificate of Deep Discovery Email Inspector will be changed, therefore the user needs to confirm and accept the new certificate.

Solution: Re-open Deep Discovery Email Inspector web console and login again.

7.13. Naming Issues with Duplicate Email Attachments

Problem: For the same email attachment which has a different file name, after being analyzed by Deep Discovery Analyzer, the analysis reports for the two attachments will have the same file name.

Solution: As the current specification of Deep Discovery Analyzer, it will return the cached analysis result for the same files or URLs to Deep Discovery Email Inspector.

7.14. Duplicate Icons with Microsoft IE10 and Edge

Problem: Under Microsoft Edge and IE10, there will be two delete icons at the end of "Search" box in "Dashboard > Add Widgets" page.

Solution: Microsoft IE10 and Edge will create a delete icon for "Search" box by default. However Widget Framework has already created another delete icon.

7.15. When Logging into the Control Manager Web Console Using the HTTP Protocol, Single-Sign-On from Control Manager to Deep Discovery Email Inspector Will Not Work

Problem: Under the current specifications of Deep Discovery Email Inspector, Single-Sign-On from Control Manager is not supported under the HTTP protocol.

Solution: Log into the Control Manager web console using HTTPS protocol.

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8. Release History

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9. Contact Information

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10. About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security and threat management, aims to create a world safe for the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server-based antivirus with over 20 years experience, we deliver top-ranked security that fits our customers' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, our industry-leading cloud-computing security technology and products stop threats where they emerge, on the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe. For additional information, visit

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11. License Agreement

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