SOURCE: Vircom inc.

June 29, 2005 16:38 ET

Vircom Launches First Windows-Based Email Security Appliance at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis

New Windows-Based Appliance Will Strongly Appeal to Microsoft-Centric Channel Partners and Resellers With Its Low Deployment Cost, Complete Integration and Ease of Use

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Vircom Inc., developer of secure email management solutions, announced today that it will launch the first Windows-based email security appliance at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis this July 8-10.

Impenetrable email defense

The ModusGate appliance offers the best integration with Microsoft's Exchange Server through its early threat defense mechanisms that shield the Exchange server from external attacks and block invalid emails before they even reach it. ModusGate's SPF anti-phishing mechanism also blocks fraudulent emails and phishing attempts at the perimeter layer, preventing them from reaching the Exchange server. To further bring down email traffic that reaches the server, system administrators can also benefit from the accreditation services support and hook their ModusGate to live online whitelisting service providers.

Enforce, eliminate, encrypt - E3SMTP

ModusGate, as part of Vircom's Modus family of solutions, offers a holistic approach to email security, which means it secures both the email and its network environment with its E3SMTP method -- Enforce, Eliminate and Encrypt. ModusGate enforces corporate policies with its customizable Sieve scripting engine, eliminates email-borne threats and annoyances like viruses, spam, fraud and harvesting attempts and finally encrypts the communication channel to ensure optimal privacy and regulation compliance.


The ModusGate appliance brings email security to another level with its TLS encryption ability, which means that clients deploying it in an Exchange environment will benefit from complete encryption of email communication, from the end user through to the gateway, and from the end user through to external email recipients with TLS encryption support.

Hardened OS

ModusGate's high-level security is obtained through the use of a hardened version of Windows, which means that the appliance's operation system has been exclusively configured for email security and stripped down of any service unnecessary to email management. Not only does this make the appliance a lot sturdier, it also enables it to cloak the Exchange server to fully protect it from external threats.

Powerful administration tools

ModusGate further benefits from its Windows compatibility with its ability to perform a forward look-up to the Exchange server and populate its list of user mailboxes and aliases. This powerful feature means that lists in ModusGate are auto-populated and do not require any form of maintenance. ModusGate is aware of the user account management done on the Exchange server and seamlessly inherits it without human intervention. This bears multiple advantages for the client, the most relevant of which is complete management of all email aliases through a single user account, thus eliminating multiple quarantines and administration hassles.

Targeting channel distributors and resellers

Exclusively designed for specialized Microsoft channel partners and resellers, the new ModusGate appliance is the ultimate turn-key email security solution for Windows environments. "Our new Windows-based ModusGate appliance is the logical choice for resellers and channel partners who cater to clients with Microsoft infrastructures," stated Ken Lemay, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Vircom. "Not only does it take full advantage of the Windows environment's features, it also represents the lowest possible deployment and maintenance cost and the only logical choice for Microsoft-centric end clients."

See us at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

This new delivery of Vircom's acclaimed ModusGate will be unveiled for the first time at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis on July 8-10, 2005. Units will be on display at the Vircom booth #536 and qualified experts will be on site to answer questions and make sales arrangements. Vircom will offer a free demo appliance through its "One to go, one to show" limited-time promotion for resellers who sign-up during the conference.

About Vircom

Montreal-based Vircom is a leading developer of secure email management and authentication solutions for the demanding needs of Internet Service Providers, the real estate industry, corporations and healthcare facilities. Vircom's mature Modus™ secure email management technology incorporates over 10 years of industry expertise, making it a powerful driving force in the defense against spam and email-borne fraud. Rated "Best Windows-based Anti-Spam Solution" by Network Computing and named a "2004 Recommended" product by SC Magazine, Modus has gained important industry recognition, including a record-breaking five-award distinction from Windows IT Pro magazine.

Vircom is also the developer of VOP Radius, a full-featured all-in-one RADIUS server that supports the latest RFCs, vendor specific attributes, NAS templates and has a multitude of preconfigured settings. For more information visit

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