SOURCE: MailFrontier

August 09, 2005 08:00 ET

MailFrontier Gateway Appliance on Linux Delivers Maximum Enterprise Security

MailFrontier Delivers More Choice With Platform and Deployment Options

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- MailFrontier™, the leader in email security, today announced the next generation of its award-winning MailFrontier Gateway™ Appliance. Based on the IBM xSeries platform, MailFrontier Gateway Appliance is now available on hardened versions of Red Hat Linux and Microsoft Windows. Operating in both environments seamlessly differentiates MailFrontier Gateway Appliance from other email security appliance vendors, such as CipherTrust and IronPort, by enabling customers to deploy in a manner fitting their network environment.

"We're continuing to strengthen our leadership position in the email security market by offering enterprise customers flexible options for stopping spam, viruses, phishing and other emerging email threats with the MailFrontier hardened Linux- or Windows-based appliance," said Gleb Budman, MailFrontier's vice president, products. "MailFrontier offers the industry's most comprehensive and easy-to-use email security available. We continue to innovate and give more choice to our customers in order to meet today's unique challenges whether it be regulatory compliance or increasingly complex email threats."

With a single Linux or Windows appliance -- deployed in five easy steps in less than an hour and managed remotely through an easy-to-use web interface -- MailFrontier Gateway Appliance provides complete inbound and outbound email protection. For customers with large, multi-platform environments, MailFrontier continues to lead the email security market as the only vendor offering the ability to 'mix and match' deployments. For example, a Linux appliance could be deployed at the network perimeter to handle filtering and security and a Windows appliance could be deployed as a control center inside the corporate network to match common internal systems. MailFrontier Gateway Appliance also can be seamlessly load-balanced and clustered for high availability, redundant deployments.

"In today's network environment, enterprises are often running multiple platforms and vendors must offer a broad range of deployment options that are quick to integrate," said Jim Holt, president of Wolcott Group, a premier reseller of MailFrontier Gateway. "When it comes to email security, the choice of a hardened Windows or Linux operating system is ideal for organizations across vertical markets that must immediately secure their perimeter and block spam, virus, phishing and other blended email threats."

MailFrontier Gateway: Complete Security Platform

MailFrontier Gateway protects organizations against inbound and outbound email threats such as spam, phishing, and viruses, provides control for content compliance, and enables consolidation of email infrastructure. This complete solution revolutionizes email security for the enterprise by delivering the best protection, effortless control, and high performance.

Best Protection: MailFrontier Gateway covers all security needs including anti-spam, anti-virus -- with MailFrontier Time Zero Virus Technology™ -- anti-phishing, DHA and DOS protection, policy management and content filtering, internal zombie detection, compliance tools, and blended threats. By providing comprehensive protection in one solution, MailFrontier enables enterprises to consolidate their email security infrastructure, reducing cost and complexity.

Effortless Control: MailFrontier Gateway products are designed to ensure simple configuration, easy customization, and automated maintenance, all through an easy-to-use Web-based administrative interface. Quick configuration takes less than one hour and maintenance is less than 10 minutes a week. Other features include auto-update, LDAP integration, streamlined group and end-user management, personalized end-user controls and detailed reporting.

High Performance: MailFrontier provides high performance through its unique MailFrontier Preemptive Scanning MTA™ that offers breakthrough message analysis and industry-leading message delivery rates. Such a solution needs fewer machines to process the email load, resulting in reduced management complexity with lower capital and operating costs.

Pricing and Availability

MailFrontier Gateway Appliance on Linux will be available later in August. MailFrontier Gateway Appliance on Windows is currently available. Pricing information is available through MailFrontier's channel partners or by contacting MailFrontier at 1-866-366-7726 or via email at

About MailFrontier

MailFrontier is the leading provider of email security solutions that protect organizations against threats such as spam and viruses, provide control for content compliance and enable consolidation of email infrastructure. The MailFrontier platform provides power without complexity. The company has more than 1,300 enterprise customers, including HealthEast Care System, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Pier 1 Imports, San Francisco Giants, SAP and Wyndham International. Founded in 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

MailFrontier, MailFrontier Gateway, MailFrontier Time Zero Virus Technology and MailFrontier Preemptive Scanning MTA are trademarks of MailFrontier, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Contact Information

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