July 16, 2004

New Anti-Spam & Content Filtering for Linux Us

Jim Gildea writes "IntelliReach MessageScreen⢠4.3 adds Linux operating system support and enhanced management utilities to already impressive spam and content filtering capabilities

Dedham, Mass. â July 14, 2004 â IntelliReach Corporation, the leader in integrated security, compliance and management solutions for corporate messaging environments, announced today the latest version of its high performance spam and content filtering appliance, now supporting the Linux operating system. MessageScreen⢠4.3, natively integrated with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Outlook® and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) GroupWise®, is a sophisticated, appliance-based content and spam gateway filter that stops spam, viruses and explicit content before it can enter the network.

âIntelliReach is staying ahead of the growing volume of spam and viruses with this new Linux-based version of MessageScreen,â commented Greg Arnette, IntelliReachâs Founder and Chief Technology Officer. âWith our new Linux option, users can expect to see substantial performance increases and the lowest total cost of ownership of any appliance-based spam solution. Weâve also enhanced MessageScreenâs administrative and end-user tools to allow simple deployment, easy configuration and trouble-free maintenance.â

This latest version of MessageScreen implements true multi-layer filtering that identifies and stops the latest spamming techniques. Using deep scanning technology such as Real-Time Block Lists, Sender Server Verification, lexical scanning, predictive analysis and heuristic scoring, MessageScreen inspects the header, body and attachments of each email to stay one step ahead of emerging spamming tactics. Users can expect to realize an immediate reduction of spam by deploying any one of the more than 8,000 base rules that come standard with MessageScreen.

âSpam, viruses and unwanted emails continue to be a major threat to organizations worldwide,â commented Jay Wood, Director of Product Marketing for Nterprise Solutions at Novell. âThe optimization of MessageScreen on the SUSE LINUX operating system means customers benefit from a solution which offers best-in-class performance, security, reliability and total cost of ownership.â

The new key features of MessageScreen 4.3 include:

⢠Custom fit spam, virus and content protection for any size organization through the options of Sun Solaris or SUSE LINUX operating systems and various appliance sizes

⢠Tight integration with Microsoft Outlook and Novell GroupWise messaging platforms for simple quarantine management

⢠Multi-level scanning of messages using RBLs, heuristic scoring and lexicon intelligence to search for more than 8,000 spam-like characteristics

⢠Integrated virus protection utilizing Sophosâ award winning anti-virus engine

⢠Image scanning and scoring to identify pornographic HTML referenced images

⢠Flexible, easy-to-use web interface for remote quarantine management

⢠Selective end-user control, driven by the administrator, allowing users to manage individual quarantines securely

⢠Test mode to eliminate false positives before email traffic is impacted

⢠Optional individual spam summaries delivered directly to users on their own schedules

Pricing and Availability

MessageScreen 4.3 with Linux support is immediately available. Pricing is based on the number of users with an average starting cost of $10 per user. For a free web evaluation or for more information, contact IntelliReach via phone at 800-219-9838 or email info@intellireach.com.

IntelliReach is hosting a webcast, âUpgrading to MessageScreen 4.3: Advanced Spam, Virus and Image Filteringâ on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 12:00 PM ET that details best practices IT managers can employ to increase their level of spam protection while reducing the instances of false positives. Interested parties may register for this free webcast by visiting http://www.intellireach.com/events/0714e.htm.

About IntelliReach

IntelliReach Corporation is the leading provider of powerful and efficient messaging solutions, managing millions of mailboxes around the world. IntelliReach products focus on the key challenges facing messaging managers: Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, Email Compliance and Archiving, Secure Messaging, System Monitoring and Reporting. IntelliReach supports a broad range of messaging environments, including Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and other popular platforms. Its solutions enable organizations to prevent messaging abuse and failure while achieving increased employee productivity and lowering overall messaging costs. IntelliReach is a privately held company headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit: www.intellireach.com.

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