As organisations continue to battle spam and phishing attacks, GFI offers a dedicated email security solution to manage the daily onslaught of malware-laden messages
In order to help small to medium-sized businesses in the fight against email-borne threats, GFI® Software
today announced the availability of GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection.
The solution features robust anti-spam functionality, now combined with
up to five virus detection engines, including the award-winning GFI
VIPRE® antivirus, to give SMBs comprehensive protection against
phishing, spam and virus-carrying emails.
Email is a critical business function that is also a conduit through
which malware can enter an organisation and wreak havoc. A continuing
battle for organisations of all sizes, spam emails represent over
70% of all emails sent on a daily basis and a recent GFI survey
of SMBs found that nearly half of respondents (44%) had suffered a data
breach as a direct result of email-borne malware. 84% of those surveyed
said the volume of spam in their organisation had either increased
(52%) or remained the same (32%) in the past year.
One of the main
reasons SMEs are still struggling with the influx is that 48% simply
rely on the anti-spam component of their antivirus solution to block
spam, rather than employing a dedicated email security solution. GFI
MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection combines GFI’s top email security
technologies to deliver a spam capture rate greater than 99% with low
false positives and multiple antivirus engines, mitigating the risks
associated with malware-laden email.
To help SMEs protect their networks and intellectual property from
email-based threats, GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection has
bolstered its robust anti-spam and anti-phishing capabilities by adding GFI VIPRE and Bitdefender
virus scanning engines to its protection capabilities. For heightened
protection, administrators may also license additional engines from Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and Norman.
By integrating robust virus detection into GFI MailEssentials, IT
administrators can now deploy a complete, easy-to-use email security
solution, all managed from a single, redesigned and intuitive, web-based
Existing GFI MailEssentials customers* will be able to easily upgrade to
GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection and enjoy the same reliable
spam detection they have come to value and expect, together with the
benefit of award-winning antivirus capabilities. Similarly, GFI
MailSecurity* customers will be able to upgrade to GFI MailEssentials
2012 UnifiedProtection and avail themselves of top-notch spam filtering
in addition to the robust email security they have grown accustomed to.
GFI MailEssentials Unified Protection also provides:
• Flexible and granular user-based attachment and keyword filtering
• Advanced content filtering
• Added email security through Trojan and email exploit detection and HTML sanitation
• Powerful email reporting capabilities
“It is clear that email-borne threats are as dangerous as ever, and
although spam is not a new problem, it is one that SMEs still need to
adequately address,” said Phil Bousfield, general manager,
Infrastructure business unit, at GFI Software.
“Spammers and malware
writers are well aware that even the most savvy end-user can be fooled
into clicking a link in an email and infecting their computer or entire
company network. GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection gives
administrators more peace of mind, knowing that far fewer spam and
virus-carrying emails will make it to end user mailboxes.”
“SME administrators want solutions that provide robust features and
capabilities without requiring heavy management and time commitments,”
continued Bousfield. “With GFI MailEssentials UnifiedProtection, they
will be getting a powerful, complete, best-in-class email security
solution that allows them to spend more time addressing the needs of
their end users and less time worrying about them clicking on malicious
links contained within their emails.”
To learn more about GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection, visit
http://www.gfi.com/exchange-server-antispam-antivirus or email email@example.com.
* GFI MailEssentials 2012 is also available in Anti-Spam and EmailSecurity editions.