Kaspersky Polishes Mail Gateway

Apr 09, 2008

Russian security specialist Kaspersky has reworked its anti-spam product for Linux and Unix servers.

In the new 5.6 Version the Kaspersky Mail Gateway sports a new anti-spam engine, which promises an improved detection rate, more speed and more stability than its predecessor according to the vendor.

Fighting spam is not the only task the program handles; the software also acts as a virus scanner and router on the Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.

The new features include analysis of subject lines and graphical attachments. On top of this, it has a new urgent detection system based on a centralized server with information on known spam mass mailing activities, which feeds information to the local database as needed. Kapersky has also added support for the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Spam URL Realtime Block-Lists (SURBL) services. For more information refer to the Kaspersyky product website. Pricing for this solution is based on the number of nodes used. A 15 node version costs around 30 Euros per year and node. The term node includes gateways and servers.

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