SOURCE: Mirapoint

October 28, 2008 13:36 ET

Mirapoint Email Solutions Heighten In-House Email Confidentiality and Security With Enhanced Suite of Messaging Appliances

Selected by Prominent Universities for Enterprise Messaging -- RazorGate 6000 and Message Server S6000 Deliver Unbeatable Confidentiality -- Industry's Lowest TCO

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2008) - Educause booth number 1201 -- Private and public universities across the nation have implemented Mirapoint messaging solutions, selecting Mirapoint above other brands as the most reliable and secure in-house messaging solution for protecting financial investments within campus intellectual property (IP) studies and research programs.

After an extensive search and evaluation process, Baker College chose the Mirapoint Message Server™ in a cluster configuration to handle in-house its college-wide email, routing, and storage. The security and confidentiality of Baker College messages was paramount.

"We are extremely pleased with our decision to use Mirapoint," said Joel Hoitenga, Vice President for Information Systems at Baker College. "We liked Mirapoint's appliance approach to email, because appliances are inherently more secure and resistant to hacking. At a college level, this is particularly important, as students seem to view it their duty to try to hack into systems as an extension of their classwork."

Mr. Jamil Moosavifard, Senior System Administrator at University of Massachusetts-Boston, selected Mirapoint over an existing Exchange system.

"We went from seven Exchange servers supporting students to one Mirapoint Message Server appliance," Moosavifard said.

Moreover, his concerns over the vulnerabilities in Exchange are gone.

"The secure, hardened Mirapoint operating system gives us peace of mind we didn't have before," Moosavifard said.

Jon Giltner, director of IT architecture at University of Colorado at Boulder, agrees.

"We were managing the Sun clusters, Solaris, the Sendmail package, the IMP framework, PHP, and Horde," said Giltner. "In contrast, here's the Mirapoint appliance with Mirapoint OS on it. With Mirapoint we get a more robust and complete infrastructure."

Mirapoint Message Server - Feature-Rich Secure Messaging

The Mirapoint Message Server delivers feature-rich email, group calendaring, address book functionality, and integrated policy management in an easy-to-use appliance. Offering an improved SAN architecture, Mirapoint's Message Server S6000 allows for N+1 redundancy across the entire fabric for support of mission-critical messaging. When combined with Mirapoint's unique Geographic Mirroring architecture, which provides the ability to replicate the email system in different regions, the Message Server performs consistently with virtually zero downtime. The S6000 uses dual Intel Quad-Core Xeon processors and Mirapoint's hacker-proof MOS operating system, and is the world's most scalable email server.

The S6000 is the flagship of the Mirapoint Message Server product line. The S6000 continues to leverage Mirapoint's strategic partnership with NetApp. Because the Mirapoint Message Server is integrated with NetApp's FAS storage systems, enterprises are assured that their business critical email is always protected.

Other Mirapoint Message Servers include the M6000 and M600 servers, which are perfectly suited for deployment across small and mid-sized enterprises.

Mirapoint RazorGate 6000 - Delivering Unparalleled Multi-Layered Security

The new Mirapoint RazorGate 6000 email security appliance delivers industry-leading protection from spam, virus, and hacker attacks. With multiple scanning engines for virus and spam defense, the RazorGate 6000 addresses constantly evolving security threats and provides real-time updates to close the window of vulnerability, resulting in airtight security at the network's edge. In addition, the RazorGate 6000 features support for Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Junk Mail Manager, and solid RBL support for additional layers of protection.

Mirapoint's RazorGate MailHurdle connection management technology blocks up to 80 percent of threats at an enterprise's network edge before network bandwidth, storage, processor and administration resources are wasted. In combination with Mirapoint's multi-layered email security technologies -- such as RAPID Anti-Spam and zero hour RAPID Anti-Virus -- customers can achieve overall catch-rates upwards of 98 percent with virtually zero false-positives.

Michael Osterman, president and founder of Osterman Research, stated, "Enterprises are constantly searching for ways to scale their messaging solutions. With increased storage and security, Mirapoint's messaging appliances offer extremely high levels of uptime and protection, while still offering very low TCO."

The RazorGate 6000 is the flagship of the award-winning RazorGate product line, which also includes the RG600 and RG160 products, which are perfectly suited for small and mid-sized deployments.

Pricing and Availability

Mirapoint Message Server and Mirapoint RazorGate appliances are available immediately. Pricing is typically 50 percent of a comparable Microsoft Exchange® deployment, with greater performance and higher reliability. Mirapoint Message Server pricing starts at $10,500; Mirapoint RazorGate appliance pricing starts at $8,300.

Secure Messaging Infrastructure Solutions for Enterprises

The Mirapoint email server, archiving, and security appliances offer carrier-class, 99.999 percent uptime reliability, and the industry's lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). The Mirapoint Message Server is the only dedicated appliance that integrates email routing, storage, access and management.

The Mirapoint RazorGate email security appliances provide multi-layered protection at the network edge to block hackers, spam, and virus threats, with spam and virus catch-rates upwards of 98 percent.

Mirapoint's Messaging Reporter delivers a holistic view of spam, virus, and email trends across the messaging network.

The Mirapoint Directory Server serves as the backbone to the messaging infrastructure, providing a foundation for storing and managing message routing information, user profiles, and access privileges.

Combined, Mirapoint appliances deliver a secure messaging infrastructure to enterprises worldwide.

About Mirapoint

Founded in 1997, Mirapoint is the market leader in appliance-based solutions for secure message networks in enterprise, service provider, and education organizations, with more than 120 million mailboxes served and secured worldwide. Mirapoint appliance customers receive a messaging infrastructure that intelligently serves, secures, and manages email. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Mirapoint and its world-class messaging solutions, visit its Web site at

Contact Information

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