How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby cipandales » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:31 am

Hello !
I need to know how secure is Ubuntu server with Zimbra installed on it.

Our server is in a data center and it is connected directly to the internet (with one network card).

I am asking because all mail users keep their emails in the server (using imap).
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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby phoenix » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:19 am

[quote user="cipandales"]I need to know how secure is Ubuntu server with Zimbra installed on it.[/QUOTE]Define what you mean by 'secure'. Define what you're going to do to make it more secure. Security of your server and your email is your responsibility.
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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby cipandales » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:41 am

I mean, it is enough with basic ubuntu server install or i have to install some firewall stuff (like ufw) ?

I see that Zimbra heavily modified system so i am wonder if it build firewall rules (iptables) or it is somehow protecting itself.
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Postby phoenix » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:07 am

[quote user="cipandales"]I mean, it is enough with basic ubuntu server install or i have to install some firewall stuff (like ufw) ?[/QUOTE]You need to do whatever is necessary to protect your server.
[quote user="cipandales"]I see that Zimbra heavily modified system so i am wonder if it build firewall rules (iptables) or it is somehow protecting itself.![/QUOTE]Zimbra does not modify your system nor does it do anything to iptables, it only install it's own components. As I mentioned earlier, security on your systems is your responsibility.
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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby Krishopper » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:53 am

Always use firewalls in front of servers with critical data that needs to be protected.
We have a firewall with the necessary ports open and have had no security issues using Ubuntu 10.04
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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby cipandales » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:27 pm

I have installed ufw and now i have to open ports.

I searched on internet for Zimbra ports and i found a lot of variants (with a lot of open ports).

Can you tell me wich are the ports ?
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Postby phoenix » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:53 am

[quote user="cipandales"]I have installed ufw and now i have to open ports.

I searched on internet for Zimbra ports and i found a lot of variants (with a lot of open ports).[/QUOTE]Go to the wiki (link at the top of this page or use the forums search function) and search for the word 'ports'.
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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby hanuman.mumbai1947 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:09 am

[quote user="cipandales"]I have installed ufw and now i have to open ports.

I searched on internet for Zimbra ports and i found a lot of variants (with a lot of open ports).

Can you tell me wich are the ports ?
Thank you ![/QUOTE]

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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby gvillaran » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:04 pm

firewall is a must when you are facing the internet and its always installed on a separate machine alone
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How secure is Zimbra on Ubuntu 10.4

Postby dhape » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:33 am

Never had problems with security.

Using firewall is must ofcaurse

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