NoSpamProxy Azure Edition is the cloud based email security gateway of the successful NoSpamProxy family of products by Net at Work. The Azure edition of NoSpamProxy can easiliy be deployed using the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
NoSpamProxy Azure easily connects an Office 365 tenant and offers an easy way to provide centralized email encryption and decryption with PGP and/or S/MIME for mailboxes hosted in Exchange Online. Additionally, NoSpamProxy Azure provides compliant anti-spam handling, an anti-malware component, and a large file portal.
The edition currently available in Microsoft Azure installs a NoSpamProxy single-server deployment. A single-server deployment combines the NoSpamProxy intranet role and the gateway role on a single server.
The NoSpamProxy Azure Edition is provided as BYOL (Bring Your Own License) deployment. In addition to the recurring fees for the Microsoft Azure VM you are required to buy a NoSpamProxy license. If you already own a NoSpamProxy Version 11 license, the license can be used for the NoSpamProxy Azure Edition as well.
Due to the nature of a cloud service NoSpamProxy Azure can be operated in different scenarios in Microsoft Azure. By default the system is configured as a workgroup system without any Active Directory domain membership. The different operational scenarios for NoSpamProxy Azure depend on the existence of a Site-2-Site VPN between your Azure deployment and your on-premises IT infrastructure.
Currently a direct connection to Azure AD is not supported, but it is planned for a future release.
Depending on the size of the Azure VM different throughputs can be reached in regards to emails per minute.
Tests have shown the following results for Standard A Virtual Machines:
The following steps describe a simple deployment of NoSpamProxy Azure.
Go to Azure Marketplace and search for NoSpamProxy, select the NoSpamProxy Azure Edition.
Click Create to configure the NoSpamProxy Azure system.
Configure the required parameters as needed
Select an appropriate virtual machine type. NoSpamProxy Azure doesn't have extraordinary system requirements for processor and memory. SQL Server 2014 Express is downloaded and installed as part of the standard setup of NoSpamProxy. Even SQL Server 2014 Express can be run on a standard VM..
All other settings remain unchanged for this simple deployment. You can adjust the settings, if required for your individual deployment. Especially if you want to utilize exisiting resources.
Verify the technical summary and click OK to add the configured system to your shopping cart.
Verify the selected Azure service offering and the configured virtual machine. Click Purchase to buy the selected subscription. The deployment is a so called BYOL Deployment and requires a valid NoSpamProxy trial license or an existing full license. After the NoSpamProxy setup as been completed in the virtual machine you will be redirected to a web page to request a trial license.
Connect to the newly deployed virtual machine using Remote Desktop. After first log on NoSpamProxy setup will start automatically as part of an scheduled task. The scheduled task will execute the following steps:
Do not close or interrupt the Windows PowerShell window.
After the setup has finished the public web page of NoSpamProxy Azure Edition will be opened in Internet Explorer. After initial setup of the operating system Internet Explorer runs in secure mode. Therefore, a security warning is displayed. Just add the web page to the list of exclusions and request your personal NoSpamProxy trial license.
The program setup adds new security groups and adds the logged on account to these security groups. It is required to log off and log on again to reflect the new group memberships. This is mandatory to sucessfully manage NoSpamProxy.
After log on start the NoSpamProxy Configuration MMC to import the license.
The NoSpamProxy Configuration MMC displays the NoSpamProxy version.
After initial import of the license you can start configuring NoSpamProxy to suit your needs.