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Set Up the Quarantine Server

Install the Quarantine Server

Make sure you have installed the Quarantine Server software on your management computer. You usually do this when you select server components to install when you set up WatchGuard System Manager. If you did not do this, run the installer again as described in Install WatchGuard System Manager Software, and select the Quarantine Server component.

Run the WatchGuard Server Center Setup Wizard

The WatchGuard Server Center Setup Wizard sets up the Quarantine Server and any other servers you have installed. The Setup Wizard starts automatically the first time you open WatchGuard Server Center.

If you install the Quarantine Server software after you have already configured other WatchGuard servers, the wizard does not start automatically when you open the WatchGuard Server Center. To configure the Quarantine Server, you must open WatchGuard Server Center, select the Quarantine Server, and click Launch Wizard.

On the computer where you installed the Quarantine Server software:

  1. Right-click the WatchGuard Server Center icon in the system tray and select Open WatchGuard Server Center.
    The WatchGuard Server Center Setup Wizard appears.
  2. Review the information on the first page of the wizard to make sure you have all the information necessary to complete the wizard. Click Next.
  3. Type the name of your organization. Click Next.
  4. Type and confirm the Administrator passphrase to use for all your WatchGuard servers. Click Next.
  5. (Optional) Type the IP Address of your gateway Firebox. Click Add. Click Next.
  6. (Optional) Type your Management Server License Key. Click Next.
  7. (Optional) Type the Log Server Encryption key. Click Next.
  8. Type the domain for which you want to quarantine messages. Click Add. Click Next.
    For example, to quarantine messages sent to <username>@example.com, type the domain name example.com.
    If your users review quarantined messages with Internet Explorer, make sure you do not specify a domain name that includes the underscore character.
  9. Review your settings. Click Next.
    The wizard configures your servers.
  10. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

For more information, see the complete Set Up WatchGuard Servers.

Configure Quarantine Server Settings

On the computer where you installed the Quarantine Server software:

  1. Right-click the WatchGuard Server Center icon in the system tray and select Open WatchGuard Server Center.
    The WatchGuard Server Center appears.
  2. Type your Username and administrator Passphrase.
  3. In the Servers tree, select Quarantine Server.
    The Quarantine Server page appears.
  4. Change the default settings as appropriate for your network.
  5. Click OK.

Configure the Device to Quarantine Email

After you install and configure Quarantine Server, you must update the configuration for your Firebox to send email to the Quarantine Server.

  1. Configure the Quarantine Server IP address as described in Define the Quarantine Server Location on the Device.
  2. Set up spamBlocker and Gateway AntiVirus actions for the SMTP proxy to quarantine the mail.
    For more information, see Configure spamBlocker to Quarantine Email, and Configure Gateway AntiVirus to Quarantine Email.

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