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Exchange must provide redundancy.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-259640 EX19-ED-000234 SV-259640r942234_rule High
Denial of Service (DoS) is a condition when a resource is not available for legitimate users. When this occurs, the organization either cannot accomplish its mission or must operate at degraded capacity. This requirement addresses the configuration of applications to mitigate the impact of DoS attacks that have occurred or are ongoing on application availability. For each application, known and potential DoS attacks must be identified and solutions for each type implemented. A variety of technologies exist to limit or, in some cases, eliminate the effects of DoS attacks (e.g., limiting processes or restricting the number of sessions the application opens at one time). Employing increased capacity and bandwidth, combined with service redundancy, may reduce the susceptibility to some DoS attacks.
Microsoft Exchange 2019 Edge Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2024-01-10


Check Text ( C-63379r942232_chk )
Review the Email Domain Security Plan (EDSP).

From a Mailbox server in the subscribed Edge Subscription site, determine if the Exchange servers are using redundancy by entering the following command:


If the value returned is not at least two Edge servers, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-63287r942233_fix)
Update the EDSP to reflect the Exchange servers used for redundancy.

Configure and subscribe to two or more Edge servers for load balancing.