SOURCE: Coyote Point Systems

September 19, 2006 09:00 ET

Abaca and Coyote Point Systems Form Technology Alliance to Provide First High-Availability Spam Protection Solution With 99-Percent Filtration Guarantee

Abaca™ Email Protection Gateway HA™ Bundles Coyote Point Equalizer Series Traffic Management System for Always-On, Spam-Free Email

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- Abaca, the only management-free spam and virus blocking provider with a 99-percent performance guarantee, and Coyote Point Systems, the performance and value leader in server load balancing and application traffic management, announced a technology alliance to certify and deliver a high-availability, spam-free Email solution.

The Abaca Email Protection Gateway HA is a certified technology bundle that combines Abaca's Email Protection Gateway with an Equalizer Series entry-level load balancing appliance. Abaca will offer the bundle to its partner network. Coyote Point will introduce Abaca to its global distribution partners and solution providers. As part of Coyote Point's Technology Alliance program, the two companies will jointly certify interoperability of the Abaca Email Protection Gateway and Equalizer Series components.

"Abaca is the only system on the market that guarantees 99-percent spam blocking performance with virtually no management time from the system administrator," said Marten Nelson, director of product marketing for Abaca. "Our original product was designed for companies with 5,000 or fewer employees. For larger customers with high availability needs, we wanted to add another feature -- unlimited uptime. Our partnership with Coyote Point, whose traffic management systems are also built to be easy to deploy and maintain, is designed to do just that."

In the combined solution, a Coyote Point E250si load balancer will connect up to four Abaca Email Protection Gateway (EPG) appliances to provide high availability. Through the built-in failover capabilities of the Coyote Point load balancer, system administrators can add and remove EPG appliances without service interruptions. The combined units will be sold under the EPG HA (High Availability) product line and are available immediately.

"Through our Coyote Point Systems Partner Program, Coyote Point focuses on channel-friendly solutions that combine our partners' applications, systems and services with our adaptive server load balancing and application traffic management systems to create and bring to market certified technology bundles," said Jack Irving, Vice President of Sales for Coyote Point Systems. "Customers and resellers of the Abaca Email Protection Gateway HA will enjoy exceptional value from always-on, spam-free Email that is a best-in-class solution."

Abaca Technology

Abaca is a new player in the anti-spam and anti-virus market. Its new EPG technology removes the need for system administrators to manage white lists, black lists and other commonly used tactics to fight spam. Instead, the installed appliance works with little to no interference by customers and achieves a consistent 99 percent and higher spam filtration rate. On average, Abaca customers receive 99.3% continuous spam and virus filtration. Performance is so consistent that it prompted Abaca CEO Steve Kirsch to authorize the industry's first filtration guarantee.

"We have created perhaps the most consistently performing anti-spam and anti-virus solution on the market," said Kirsch. "The best way to cut through all the noise of the other anti-spam companies was to guarantee our performance at this level. No one else has done that."

Product Price

Abaca's EPG and EPG HA are available now. Abaca's EPG starts at $995 and the EPG HA starts at $8,995.

About Abaca

Abaca™ is the anti-spam and anti-virus company that invented ReceiverNet™, a patent-pending approach to detect spam utilizing receiver reputation. The technique is new, unique and revolutionary in the fight against spam. Abaca's Email Protection Gateway is the only product designed specifically to meet the needs of companies with 5,000 or fewer employees. Abaca's EPG HA (High Availability) meets the needs of companies with more than 5,000 employees. Both products come with the industry's first and only 99% spam filtering accuracy guarantee. Customers who don't receive that filtration rate get their money back. The EPG product family combines high performance and low management with a price point that is affordable for any company. Abaca Technology is headquartered in San Jose, California and can be reached at 1-408-571-6400 or http://www.abaca.com.

About Coyote Point Systems

Coyote Point Systems, Inc. is today's performance and value leader in server load balancing and application traffic management. Independent tests confirm that Coyote Point's Equalizer Series systems deliver more than twice the performance and throughput at less than half the price of other industry-leading application delivery systems, providing significant total cost of ownership advantages. More than 4,000 customers worldwide deploy Coyote Point solutions to ensure non-stop availability and top performance for their Web applications. Coyote Point is headquartered in San Jose, CA and works with leading channel partners in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. The company can be reached at 1-877-367-2696 or http://www.coyotepoint.com

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:
    Abaca Technology Corporation
    Marten Nelson
    Email Contact
    408-571-6375

    Coyote Point Systems
    Kat Marquez
    Email Contact
    408-291-5246
    or
    Zee Zaballos
    ZNA Communications
    Email Contact
    831-425-1581