Required internet access


For VIPRE Email Security to function properly, it requires the following types of server connections:

  • Updates -  To update definitions and software, VIPRE Email Security needs to access Antivirus Update Servers
  • Licensing - Updates also require a valid license key and access to the VIPRE Licensing Servers
  • Spam - When scanning for spam, NinjaPimSvc.exe requires an SSL connection over port 443 to a remote web location for spam identification.


See the table below for the servers and ports to configure access to.


TypeAddressPorts
Update serversec.threattrack.com

80, 443

bdefs.threattrack.com

80, 443

Licensing serverslicensing.sunbeltsoftware.com80
updates.sunbeltsoftware.com80
ec.sunbeltsoftware.com80
ec.threattrack.com80
Spam servers

https://nimbus.bitdefender.net

443



Important expiration details


Previous versions of VIPRE Email Security include third-party anti-spam components with a built-in expiration date. These components will stop working sometime between May 2019 and May 2020, depending on when you purchased the product.


It is VIPRE’s strong recommendation that you update to this latest release as soon as possible to avoid any service outages due to the embedded third-party licenses expiring.



Source: VIPRE Email Security - Server Edition Release Notes