Securing Microsoft Exchange Email Servers

Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server needs to do four things, and do them well:

  1. Receive email,
  2. Send email,
  3. Provide access to your remote users, and
  4. Do steps 1 through 3 – securely.

Steps 1 and 2 are a part of the setup process, but you cannot just install a new Microsoft Exchange Server and expect it to work out-of-the-box.  Every install requires a few adjustments, but for the most part steps 1 and 2 are pretty straight forward.  What about steps 3 and 4?  Well, they require purchasing and installing an SSL Certificate from a third-party provider, like GoDaddy.

This blog post should be called “Banging the Drum for GoDaddy SSL Certificates”.  I know there are plenty of other (and cheaper) Exchange SSL Certificate providers out there, and I’ve used a few of them.  But in this post the other guys will remain nameless to protect the guilty.  We’ve been using GoDaddy SSL Certificates to secure our customer’s Exchange Servers for several years, and of the very few issues I’ve had, they were due to a slight misstep on my end.  GoDaddy’s Technical Support is top notch!  They have always been quick to respond to my questions, they understand what I’m looking for, and have a solution in a matter of minutes.

From start to finish, installing and implementing a new Secure SSL Certificate on your Exchange Server can be quick and easy.  Make your Exchange Servers more secure today with help from Custom Systems (and an assist from GoDaddy, of course.)

ChaseChase Reitter
Network Consultant
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