SOURCE: IronPort Systems

January 28, 2008 09:00 ET

IronPort Eases Messaging Administrator's Workload With Advanced M-Series Security Management Appliance

Appliance Provides Flexible Management and Robust Security Control at the Network Gateway to Increase Accuracy and Coverage Against Messaging Threats

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - IronPort Systems, a Cisco business unit and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus and spyware protection, bolstered its award-winning messaging security appliances with significant updates to the powerful M-Series security management appliance. Already installed and operated at the world's largest enterprises and Internet service providers, the updated M-Series features enhancements to its interactive reporting features, unique message tracking capabilities, and built-in data loss prevention functionality. Combined with IronPort's best-of-breed email and Web security appliances, messaging administrators now have a single interface to manage their efforts to secure their networks against messaging threats.

"With spam spewing out at the rate of 120 billion messages per day, a rash of spyware hitting corporate desktops, and malware permeating the network through email and the web, messaging administrators are the first line of defense in enterprise network environments," said Tom Gillis, vice president of marketing for IronPort. "With its unmatched performance, comprehensive reporting, and detailed message tracking capabilities, the M-Series significantly enhances the ability to accurately and effectively manage messaging protection across all layers of the solution."

Unprecedented Control

"The M-Series gives us unprecedented control over email security events," said Michael Curtis, Host of Technology Integration at Proximity. "Not only does it allow us to manage our day-to-day messaging operations, but it also allows us to respond quickly to emerging threats. With the high volume of threats we receive every day, the M-Series allows us to convert reams of complex, disjointed messaging data into correlated and actionable information that helps us keep our network safe and functioning."

Dedicated Appliance Powers Largest Enterprises and ISPs

The IronPort M-Series security management appliance compliments IronPort's best-of-breed email security appliances. It ensures top performance of all application security gateways and provides one location for administrators to manage, store and monitor all corporate policy settings and audit information. Designed and built as a flexible management tool to centralize and consolidate policy and runtime data, administrators have a single interface to manage all of their IronPort email security appliances. Optional management features allow administrators to coordinate all their security operations from a single security management appliance, or to spread the load across multiple appliances.

New Features Include:

--  Centralized email reporting - Interactive, actionable reports powered
    by IronPort's unique 'threat correlation engine' help customers respond
    quickly to emerging threats as well as perform detailed trend analyses.
--  Centralized message tracking - An intuitive and powerful search
    interface provides administrators an easy way to quickly track emails for
    troubleshooting or auditing purposes.
--  Built-in DLP capabilities - The IronPort M-Series provides detailed
    information on policy violations, filter matches, and user activity, even
    for events that may have occurred many months ago. This long-term
    visibility allows messaging administrators to quickly and easily respond to
    requests for trend analyses and audits that are critical to the remediation
    workflow for DLP and compliance.

About IronPort Systems

IronPort Systems, headquartered in San Bruno, California, is a business unit of Cisco Systems, Inc. IronPort Systems is the leading provider of anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-spyware appliances for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. IronPort appliances utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest email and Web threat detection network and database. IronPort products are innovative and easy-to-use -- providing breakthrough performance and playing a mission-critical role in a company's network infrastructure. To learn more about IronPort Systems products and services, please visit:

Copyright © 2008 Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC All rights reserved. IronPort, the IronPort logo and SenderBase are registered trademarks of Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC or their respective owners. While every effort is made to ensure the information given is accurate, IronPort does not accept liability for any errors or mistakes which may arise. Specifications and other information in this document may be subject to change without notice.

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