New Generation of Totally Integrated Anti-Spam Messaging System Now Shipping From IMA
Hong Kong, June 26, 2003 As the cost of dealing with spam within an
enterprise environment continues to rise, IMA releases a brand new spam control technology which
provides end to end spam handling. Internet Exchange Messaging Server is a replacement enterprise
class messaging system in place of Microsoft Exchange. Internet Exchange has evolved from the
IMA cc:Mail SMTP gateway, the most widely deployed solution amongst fortune 500
For the first time enterprise users can control how spam mail is identified and
handled from the socket level through to the inbox. All other current spam filters work either at
Message Transfer Agent (MTA) level or as an add-on to their email client only tackling a specific part
of the problem.
"The problem most mail administrators face today is the compromise between providing
extensive spam prevention for an entire email community while at the same time
eliminating the collateral damage associated with rejecting good email,"
says Tim Kehres, IMA president. "As the definition of what is acceptable mail varies from user to
user, it is impossible for administrators to set policy within the core
messaging system that satisfies everyone, resulting in either excessive loss of
good mail, and/or unacceptable spam levels."
With the launch of Internet Exchange V7 each individual user is able to dynamically set
policies for as to what spam handling methods are used for their mail. At
the same time the messaging system administrator can still define an overall
global security policy, where some anti-spam measures will be handled directly
by the MTA.
Measures such as consulting multiple DNS Blacklists at connection time, and MTA level
content analysis can now have actions deferred until mail delivery time,
allowing each user to determine what works best for them. In addition, per-user Bayesian filtering
provides an intelligent spam learning engine so that each user can refine what
they consider spam, and rejecting mail on this basis.
The combination of SMTP controls, content filters, DNS Blacklists, and the
extension of these controls to the end users allows for an extremely flexible protection system,
designed to block the maximum number of problem messages with no message loss.
Other new features include online storage through web folders, new tools for building
messaging enabled applications using the open Client API (C++ and PHP), ISP /
ASP tools, and delegation of administration by domain. These compliment a complete IEMS enterprise
solution including anti-virus handling, disclaimer insertion, attachment filtering, SMTP Authentication,
and high peformance SMTP, POP3, and IMAP implementations.
Now shipping, IEMS 7 runs on all Windows operating systems, and all major Linux
distributions. Complete documentation,
free evaluation downloads, and special promotional pricing can be found on the
IMA web site.