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Spam and malware protection

GFI OneConnect utilizes a multi-layered approach to block spam and malware. The email spam checker delivers excellent spam detection rates to ensure that your network and users have full protection against spam and email borne threats guaranteeing a secure email sever.

Email Archiving

GFI OneConnect offers modern and secure cloud-based email archiving service to save copies of all your outgoing and incoming business emails from every inbox. Your users never need to worry about their Exchange mailboxes storage limits and you will always have email backed up securely in a central, safe and easily searchable location.

Email spam checker and continuity

As well as ensuring a secure email server, GFI OneConnect can greatly improve your email infrastructure availability. It provides a complete cloud-based warm standby system that takes over the moment you switch it on in case of unexpected or planned downtime. Users will be able to continue receiving email, calendar entries and attachments via a web-based interface with no disruption.

Spam filtering

Using a multi-layered anti-spam filtering approach, GFI OneConnect delivers over 99% capture rate with very few false positives. The platform uses a combination of Sender Policy Framework (SPF), SURBL’s, RBL’s Bayesian analysis and other technologies to detect and filter spam before it hits inboxes.

Antivirus and malware protection

GFI OneConnect using industry-leading technologies to deliver effective protection from email threats. Using AV technology provided by Clam AV and Kaspersky Lab, to deliver double protection against malware and ransomware.

Email archiving

Archiving services ensure that none of your business emails get lost, and your users never need to worry about their exchange mailboxes storage limits. All emails are centrally archived in a safe, tamper-free cloud-based environment that is also easily searchable so that you can find any emails in your business in minutes.

Email continuity

GFI OneConnect delivers a cloud-based email failover that is always ready for action. The solution acts as a standby system to your primary email server. In case of an Exchange Server outage, as soon as it is triggered, GFI OneConnect begins receiving emails on behalf of the main Exchange Server to allow for no loss of email services.

Easy to use and deploy

Typical email platforms require a lot of work to deploy and maintain. GFI OneConnect is easy to setup and deploy and does not require additional dedicated staff or hardware. This lowers the total cost of ownership of your email infrastructure.

Hosted on Amazon AWS

GFI OneConnect uses the Amazon AWS cloud which is known for its computing power, reliability and ability to scale when there is demand. IT Administrators can be assured that their redundant email system is reliable with its own built in redundancy.

Quick Restoration

GFI OneConnect’s continuity service can be deactivated with the click of a button once your Exchange server is back online. All emails are automatically restored in the background while your users keep on working and send and receiving emails. No emails are lost and duplication does not occur.

No loss of email

In the case of downtime, all emails sent and received during this period can be restored to the Exchange server. Once failover is stopped all activity on emails, including any updates to existing messages, classification of messages, folders created, read/unread etc. are automatically synchronized and reconciled back to the email server.



Processor: 2GHz Quad Core or better processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM or more (dedicated to GFI OneConnect)
Physical storage: 40 GB or more depending on the number of users.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 (64-bit only)

Supported mail servers

Supported database backends

  • Microsoft SQL LocalDB: Up to 500 managed devices
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 or later: Up to 500 managed devices
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or earlier later versions: Up to 10,000 managed devices
  • Microsoft Azure SQL: Up to 10,000 managed devices

The GFI OneConnect components cannot be installed on the Microsoft Exchange server but on a server within the network that can communicate with Microsoft Exchange.

Other required components

  • .NET Framework v. 4.5: If not already present on the GFI OneConnect server, this is automatically installed by GFI OneConnect but requires a reboot before you can proceed with the wizard.
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 or later: If not already present on the GFI OneConnect server, this is automatically installed by GFI OneConnect but requires a reboot before you can proceed with the wizard.

Component communication prerequisites

Ensure that the firewall (if any), allows the following traffic:

  • Port 8000 between all instances of RedirectorAgent installed on Microsoft Exchange Servers and the GFI OneConnect server hosting the RedirectorController.
  • Port 443 between the GFI OneConnect server and the GFI OneConnect Data Center. The Data Center IP addresses are and
  • Port 3268 or Port 389 for communications between SyncManager and the Active Directory server for user lookups, depending on the lookup method chosen.

Knowledge base

Browse the GFI OneGuard knowledge base.

Administration and Configuration Guide

Find out how to configure GFI OneConnect in different environments, and learn how to set up advanced features.

Getting Started with GFI OneConnect

Want to try out GFI OneConnect? This guide provides a quick list of actions to help you set up a GFI OneConnect account.

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