Today, spam and malware are part of a complex email security picture that includes inbound threats and outbound risks. The all-in-one Cisco Email Security Appliance offers simple, fast deployment, with few maintenance requirements, low latency, and low operating costs. Our set-and-forget technology frees your staff after the automated policy settings go live. The solution then automatically forwards security updates to Cisco's cloud-based threat intelligence solution. Threat intelligence data is refreshed in the email appliance every 3 to 5 minutes, providing you with an up-to-date threat defense response hours or days before other vendors. Flexible deployment options and smooth integration with your existing infrastructure make this appliance an excellent fit for your business needs. Virtual Appliance The Cisco Email Security Virtual Appliance significantly lowers the cost of deploying email security, especially in highly distributed networks. This appliance lets your network manager create instances where and when they are needed, using your existing network infrastructure. A software version of the physical appliance, it runs on top of a VMware ESXi hypervisor and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) servers. You receive an unlimited license for the virtual appliance with the purchase of any Cisco Email Security software bundle. With the virtual appliance, you can respond instantly to increasing traffic growth with simplified capacity planning. You don't need to buy and ship appliances, so you can support new business opportunities without adding complexity to a data center or having to hire additional staff.