Review: CipherTrust IronMail
The IronMail appliance has a lot of components to juggle and provides limited per-domain administration.Both of the hardware-based appliances we evaluated included a lot more than just anti-spam capabilities because both come from companies with security roots that have grown into the anti-spam space. IronMail grew out of CipherTrusts work in providing firewall and intrusion detection for e-mail systems. The IronMail appliance is designed to withstand Internet-based attacks and is a good choice for organizations that are frequent targets of hack attempts. In terms of its anti-spam capabilities, IronMail was among the most inflexible products we evaluated when it came to setting up different rules for different e-mail domains. This was a problem for WiscNet.
CipherTrust representatives indicated that a subsequent release of the product would allow administrators to apply rules by domain, but they could not provide a release date. While this lack of flexibility was a big weakness in WiscNets eyes, eWEEK Labs thinks that many corporations wont miss the per-domain administration. When it comes to spam, most corporations likely feel the same as Robin Jarlsberg, technology director for the Cambridge, Wis., school district: "When it comes to spam, I just want it to be gone," Jarlsberg said. "I dont want end users digging around in a quarantine box."