Belnet Advanced Mail Security - Technical FAQ

How to get access to the management interface?
How to create a password and how to reset it?
How can BAMS help me to protect my data?
What are the differences with the old Antispam pro solution?
Can the Belnet Advanced Mail Security solution be fine-tuned?
Can I use BAMS, even if my organisation is not a member of the Belnet R&E Federation?
How can I prevent my email systems from becoming threat delivery systems?
How can I determine the limits and sizing of my organisation's virtual machine?
How many permitted files and URLs can my organisation submit per minute and per day with the Sandbox Analysis?

Interface

How to get access to the management interface as Admin?
How to get access to the management interface as end-user?
How BAMS is deployed within Belnet?
Is there a manual?

 

How to get access to the management interface?

If you have signed the contract, Belnet will prepare your BAMS instance. When you have received your username and password, you can access to the management interface by this url: https://acronym.bams.belnet.be, don't forget to write your Belnet official acronym in the url address. (ex: https://vub.bams.belnet.be/admin).

How to create a password and how to reset it?

When you have signed your contract, Belnet will create and send your username and password. If you need to reset it, just send a request to the Belnet Service Desk.

How can BAMS help me to protect my data?

BAMS provides a robust set of capabilities for data loss prevention, identity-based email encryption, and archiving to help prevent the inadvertent loss of sensitive information and maintain compliance with corporate policies and industry regulations.

What are the differences with the old Antispam pro solution?

  • BAMS offers much more configuration options.
  • While our old anti-spam solution was more focused on threat prevention, BAMS also offers features to protect your data.
  • BAMS has new features such as Sandbox Analysis, Identity based email encryption, Archiving and Outbreak protection.

Can the Belnet Advanced Mail Security solution be fine-tuned?

Belnet will deliver a default set of rules which the customer can fine-tune himself with the support of Belnet if necessary.

Can I use BAMS, even if my organisation is not a member of the Belnet R&E Federation?

Yes, you don't need to be a Belnet R&E Federation member.

How can I prevent my email systems from becoming threat delivery systems?

BAMS is even capable of doing outgoing mail protection, there are a lot of different techniques to prevent that like Virusscanning, Fortiguard and Sandbox Analysis,...).

How can I determine the limits and sizing of my organisation's virtual machine?

Your instance (VM00 ; VM01 ; VM02 etc.) is determined by the number of domains you use and the number of emails sent per hour.

   VM00  VM01  VM02
 Domains  2  20  100
 Associated Domains  10  50  200
 Mails/h that can be processed  2700  26000  52000

 

 

 

All the limitations details by instance can be found on the Fortimail Maximum Values.

How many permitted files and URLs can my organisation submit per minute and per day with the Sandbox Analysis?

It depends on the sizing of your virtual machine (VM00; VM01; VM02 etc.)

   VM00  VM01  VM02
 Permitted File submissions per minute  5  10  20
 Permitted File submissions per day   7200  14400  28800
 Permitted URL submissions per minute  1  2  4
 Permitted URL submissions per day   1440  2880  5760

 

 


 

How to get access to the management interface as Admin?

  • Sign your agreement and send it to Belnet. (only if you are a new customer)
  • Belnet will proceed to your service validation and create your account on the Fortinet interface.
  • Visit the Fortinet interface and log in with your initial credentials (login + password) that Fortinet sent you.

How to get access to the management interface as end-user?

Use the same URL as for an administrator but without "/admin" at the end : https://youracronym.bams.belnet.be

How BAMS is deployed within Belnet?

The design of this service exists of one virtual appliance per customer. This appliance will be deployed on the Belnet network.

The product is only used as gateway mode, meaning that all mail is passing to the Fortimail appliance and then forwarded (if not quarantined) to the customer mail server.

You can configure the filtering by using a web interface, API or CLI according to your needs.

Is there a manual?

On the Fortinet documentation portal you can find a whole set of manuals and documentation including Administration Guides, Cookbook, Reference Manuals (CLI Reference, Maximum Values, REST API Reference, Log Reference), Installation Guides, User Guides and Webmail Guide (User Guides, Guide Server, Guide Transparent).

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