New Weapons Forged to Fight Spam

By Dennis Callaghan  |  Posted 2005-06-27 Print this article Print

Hosted services and appliances are becoming available to give enterprises more options in their continuing battle against spam.

New hosted services and appliances are becoming available to give enterprises more options in their continuing battle against spam.

Managed e-mail service provider The Electric Mail Company Inc. announced in June a new version of its PerimeterProtect messaging protection service, while Proofpoint Inc. announced a new series of its Messaging Security Gateway appliances designed for small and midsize businesses.
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In addition, e-mail appliance vendor OmniTI Computer Consulting Inc. announced it will include Cloudmark Inc.s anti-spam and anti-phishing software in its Ecelerity products.

The Electric Mail PerimeterProtect update includes new functionality that lets users view virus quarantines to check for false positives; improved reporting, policy and service control; and deeper integration with Microsoft Corp.s Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2000, said Electric Mail officials in Burnaby, British Columbia. Rainmaker Limited Partnership, a video post-production services company in Vancouver, British Columbia, uses PerimeterProtect to keep spam and viruses out of its approximately 150 in-boxes. Ronald Knol, IT supervisor at Rainmaker, said he values the new Exchange 2003 support in PerimeterProtect. "Electric Mail has a little program that will monitor new user accounts in Active Directory," said Knol. "When we add a new user, it will update Electric Mail as well and add that user account automatically."

Proofpoint is targeting enterprises with 500 or fewer mailboxes with its new Messaging Security Gateway X-Series appliance. The product stops e-mail threats such as spam and viruses at the gateway, using the same technology Proofpoint uses for its large-enterprise customers.

The Cloudmark-OmniTI partnership brings Cloudmarks Authority anti-spam and anti-phishing software to OmniTIs Ecelerity e-mail application server as well as to OmniTIs Ecelerity Edge 75, Edge 750 and Edge 755 appliance lines as prepackaged offerings.

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