SOURCE: Messaging Architects

February 18, 2008 06:00 ET

New Release of M+Guardian Ensures Risk-Free Email With Virtually Zero Administration Overhead

M+Guardian 2008.1 Consistently Delivers Exceptional Spam Detection and Policy-Driven Content Filtering of Outbound Corporate Email

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - February 18, 2008) - Messaging Architects, the leader in risk management software and services for enterprise email, announced today the availability of M+Guardian 2008.1, the newest release of its email security and management gateway. Important enhancements in this new release of M+Guardian include greater flexibility of the anti-spam filter modules, improved end-user management from the administrative interface and better dashboards, as well as a completely redesigned spam quarantine powered by WARP technology for accelerated access and unlimited information display.

As part of Messaging Architects' integrated M+Platform for Risk-Free Email, M+Guardian integrates industry-leading anti-virus and anti-spam technologies, reputation and content filtering to manage inbound and outbound content, and attachment blocking in a single, pre-configured and auto-updated appliance. The new release features additional improvements in the policy-based approach to corporate email management and further simplifies how users are added and moved across domains within the collaboration system from the M+Guardian web-based console.

As spammer techniques incessantly evolve, so do M+Guardian's intelligent filters. Advanced routing capabilities in the new release allow encryption policies to be configured to ensure the secure transmission of outbound protected information. Increased flexibility in the attachment-blocking filters allows for added granularity of the respective policies. Following the business needs organizations have to be able to work with risk-free email with zero latency, M+Guardian 2008.1 in a clustered environment also has the ability to reroute designated messages for priority handling.

The new version of the M+Guardian Appliance continues the "Fire-and-Forget" concept of Messaging Architects' technology designed to simplify email management and help businesses stop data loss, while complying with industry regulations through a centrally-managed, directory-services-enabled policy engine, and delivering clients uninterrupted availability of their collaboration systems. Installed in front of the MyRealBox email service, M+Guardian is field-tested daily in a real-live, high-volume environment. Currently processing over 6.5 million messages a day for 50,000 users, M+Guardian filters over 99.1% of messages before they even enter MyRealBox.

"Email is a critical business tool that needs to be protected against risk using a unified, holistic approach to security and email flow management," explains Maximilian Morgan, Product Manager for M+Guardian. "In that sense, M+Guardian is ideal to tackle the problem: as an appliance-based solution it secures an organization's messaging network, it scales to meet the current and future demands of the organization and its users, it is simple to maintain, and it has the flexibility to add a variety of edge services on the fly as needs change."

"The best thing for me is that I don't touch the M+Guardian box," says Christel Powell, Manager of Information Systems at Danville School District #118, who recently upgraded to the M+Guardian appliance. "Everything is auto-updated and works without requiring intervention on my part. Any time I have a question, the Messaging Architects support team is there to offer timely help and advice."


M+Guardian 2008.1, the latest version of Messaging Architects' secure messaging gateway, is available as an appliance and is compatible with all standard email servers, including Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes. For more information, visit

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