SOURCE: Vircom inc.

April 20, 2005 15:46 ET

New Modus 4.1 Technology Offers Holistic Approach to Email Security

Vircom's Comprehensive Security and Management Solutions Ensure Best Practices for Enterprise Email Communications

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- With today's launch of Modus 4.1 technology, Vircom Inc., developer of secure email management solutions, broadens its scope of protection with new features and enhancements that reinforce Modus as the most comprehensive offering on the market.

Extended security

Vircom's Modus 4.1 broadens its comprehensive email security by building on industry-renowned assets that include a solid perimeter defense, world-class predictive anti-virus, multilayered email filtering and customizable Sieve scripting. In addition to securing emails coming in, going out and residing on the network, Modus 4.1 now protects information from being compromised during the transmission process from sender to receiver.

Impenetrable channel encryption

Before an email is sent, Modus 4.1 queries the receiving mail server to confirm support for encryption. Fully encrypted channels ensure that emails are sent via an impenetrable connection to the intended recipients. As such, email content is invulnerable to unauthorized access during transmission.

A channel of communication that is secure on both ends is crucial in heavily regulated environments like health care, where failure to secure personal health information (PHI) carries serious financial and legal consequences.

Lasting benefits

As an evolutionary technology, Modus continues to deliver positive results long after initial implementation. Software updates developed in the year following a Modus purchase are included in every service package and transmitted to customers free of charge. This not only represents a significant cost savings and an optimal total cost of ownership, but also guarantees access to the most up-to-date security and management capabilities.

One such enhancement in Modus 4.1 is the Sequential Content Analyzer™ (SCA) engine's auto-update feature, which refreshes itself as often as every 15 minutes. This allows Modus to easily identify and block the latest forms of disguised spam and malware as well as forecast and prevent new attacks. Ensuring up-to-the-minute protection against email threats is a practical application of best practices in security-conscious environments that maximizes productivity and efficiency.

Flexible access parameters

Management is an integral part of Vircom's holistic approach to enhancing the value of email communication. Modus 4.1 boasts a powerful delegation feature set, now enhanced with domain-level quarantine access. Granting this access through an HTML interface accessible to domain administrators enables IT administrators to delegate more management responsibility to experienced authorized users -- an added advantage for managed service providers that want to delegate quarantine responsibilities for improved efficiency.

Multiple deployment options

Like its predecessors, Modus 4.1 offers various deployment options for seamless integration with existing set-ups. Depending on their needs clients can implement Modus 4.1 technology as a software gateway, as a turnkey hardware appliance or using a managed service provider. Essentially self-managed and compatible with parallel technology, Vircom solutions offer peace of mind when it comes to installation and day-to-day functionality.

Acclaimed features

Modeled after previous versions of Vircom's industry-awarded Modus technology, version 4.1 incorporates repeat highlights such as its robust SCA™ email filtering engine, improvements to the WebMail interface, real-time accreditation services and leading anti-virus technology from McAfee or Norman Data Defense with its unique predictive SandBox technology.

For more information about Modus 4.1 and other Vircom products, visit

About Vircom

Montreal-based Vircom is a leading developer of secure email management and authentication solutions for the demanding needs of Internet Service Providers, the healthcare industry and other enterprises. Vircom's mature Modus™ secure email management technology incorporates over 10 years of industry expertise, making it a powerful driving force in the defense against spam and email-borne fraud. Rated "Best Windows-based Anti-Spam Solution" by Network Computing and named a "2004 Recommended" product by SC Magazine, Modus has gained important industry recognition, including a record-breaking five-award distinction from Windows IT Pro magazine.

Vircom is also the developer of VOP Radius, a full-featured all-in-one RADIUS server that supports the latest RFCs, vendor specific attributes, NAS templates and has a multitude of preconfigured settings.

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