Getting Started Tasks

Getting Started Tasks provides a high-level overview of all procedures required to get Deep Discovery Email Inspector up and running as quickly as possible. Each step links to more detailed instructions later in the document. The getting started process is the same for BCC, SPAN/TAP and MTA modes.

  1. Activate the Deep Discovery Email Inspector product licenses.

    For details, see Activating or Renewing Your Product License.

  2. Configure the system time.

    For details, see Configuring System Time.

  3. Configure network settings.

    For details, see Configuring Network Settings.

  4. Configure the operation mode.

    For details, see Operation Modes.

  5. Configure the SMTP server.

    For details, see Configuring the Notification SMTP Server.

  6. Configure the mail limits and exceptions.

    For details, see Configuring Limits and Exceptions.

  7. Configure Virtual Analyzer network settings.

    For details, see Configuring Virtual Analyzer Network and Filters.

  8. Import Virtual Analyzer images.

    For details, see Importing Virtual Analyzer Images.

    Important:

    At least one Virtual Analyzer image is required to perform analysis.

  9. Configure the password to open archive files and document files.

    For details, see Adding File Passwords.

  10. Configure email routing for downstream MTAs.

    For details, see Configuring Message Delivery Settings.

  11. Add at least one notification recipient to all critical and important alerts.

    For details, see Alerts.

  12. (Optional) Configure policies.

    For details, see Configuring a Policy.

  13. (Optional) Configure policy exceptions.

    For details, see Policy Exceptions.

  14. (Optional) Register with Apex Central or Deep Discovery Director for central management.

    For details, see Apex Central or Deep Discovery Director.

  15. Configure upstream MTAs or SPAN/TAP devices.
    1. If Deep Discovery Email Inspector is operating in BCC or MTA mode, configure the upstream MTAs to route email traffic to Deep Discovery Email Inspector.
      Note:

      Configuring the upstream MTA requires different settings for MTA mode and BCC mode. See the supporting documentation provided by the MTA server manufacturer for instructions about configuring MTA settings.

      • In MTA mode, configure the MTA to forward email traffic to Deep Discovery Email Inspector.

      • In BCC mode, configure the MTA to copy email traffic to Deep Discovery Email Inspector.

    2. If Deep Discovery Email Inspector is operating in SPAN/TAP mode, configure the SPAN/TAP device to mirror traffic to Deep Discovery Email Inspector.
      Note:

      See the supporting documentation provided by the SPAN/TAP device manufacturer for instructions about configuring settings.