SOURCE: Mirapoint


April 21, 2009 13:00 ET

Mirapoint Messaging Products Solve All Aspects of Business Email Security and Archiving

Ensure Spam-Free Archives and Virus-Free Networks -- Lower Corporate Storage Costs, E-Discovery Fees, TCO; Exhibiting Messaging Solutions at RSA Booth 656

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Mirapoint announced today that at RSA Conference 2009 the company will outline how its complete range of messaging, security, and archiving products address business requirements for both secure messaging and compliance. Today's businesses require two elements of messaging security to truly be safe and compliant: perimeter security and email archiving. As part of its ongoing integration of secure messaging and archiving, Mirapoint's new RazorSafe v4.2 works in conjunction with the Mirapoint Message Server and Mirapoint RazorGate appliances to keep networks free of malware and archives free of spam, activities that ultimately ensure a lower Total Cost of Ownership for corporations, OEMs, and SaaS providers.

"Burton Group believes that communications channels, such as secure messaging, should be closely integrated with archiving and compliance solutions to deliver the functionality needed to meet compliance and audit discovery requirements," said analyst Randall Gamby of Burton Group. "Mirapoint has taken a big step towards meeting these needs, especially for the OEM and SMB/SME marketplaces."

"Businesses can't function without email, and now, businesses can't be compliant without archiving. Mirapoint's messaging solutions provide the one-two security/archiving punch that save corporations money with the industry's lowest Total Cost of Ownership," said Jeff Witous, CEO of Mirapoint. "The Mirapoint RazorGate and RazorSafe appliances, in conjunction with the Mirapoint Message Server, combine ease-of-use with peace-of-mind."

Additionally, "appliances are inherently more secure and resistant to hacking," said Mirapoint customer Joel Hoitenga, Vice President for Information Systems at Baker College.

Mirapoint RazorSafe - Elegant Archiving, Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

With the newly updated RazorSafe appliances, Mirapoint's customers may now choose from even more powerful solutions for meeting compliance regulations affecting businesses of all sizes. Its expanded RazorSafe 200, 400, and 6000 product line adds seamless integration with email clients including Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise on top of existing web access, and supports all major email servers, including Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Domino, and Mirapoint Message Server.

The new RazorSafe software release, v4.2, provides additional features such as advanced legal hold and confidentiality notification capabilities, allowing customers to more effectively and cost-efficiently manage cases regarding legally sensitive email messages and enforce policies around data retention. Additional advanced search features and email tagging provide for optimized email management.

The RazorSafe 200, 400, and 6000 series archiving appliances provide additional price performance, with up to 7TB of disk capacity and 32GB of RAM and are designed to provide large enterprises the capacity to manage compliance/audit, e-discovery, and mail management while ensuring low Total Cost of Ownership.

Mirapoint RazorGate - Delivering Unparalleled Multi-Layered Security

The Mirapoint RazorGate appliances help ensure that your network perimeter eradicates spam, malware, and viruses before they can attack your messaging infrastructure, by delivering 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.

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.

"We went from seven Exchange servers supporting students to one Mirapoint Message Server appliance," said Jamil Moosavifard, Senior System Administrator at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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.

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.

Pricing and Availability

Mirapoint Message Server, Mirapoint RazorGate, and Mirapoint RazorSafe 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; list pricing for the Mirapoint RazorSafe appliances starts at $17,995.

About Mirapoint Software

Founded in 1997, Mirapoint Software 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. Customers use Mirapoint appliances to build the messaging infrastructure that intelligently serves, secures and manages e-mail. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Mirapoint, visit its Web site at

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