GFI MailSecurity 9 Serves Up Premium Server-based E-mail Security

Latest version for Exchange and SMTP mail servers includes advanced quarantine filters and rules

London, UK -- 2 August 2005 -- GFI today released a new version of GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP, its e-mail content security solution. Version 9 provides administrators with greater ease of use and highly reduced maintenance requirements while retaining the product's proven multi-layered defense system -- in the form of multiple virus engines, content and attachment checking, spyware and exploit detection, and Trojan/executable scanning. Through its new quarantine filters, search options and Web-based configuration, GFI MailSecurity 9 will help administrators ensure that their e-mail servers are secure and efficient with a minimal amount of effort.

"With its multi-tiered protection, multiple virus engines, e-mail exploit engine, Trojan engine, and more, GFI MailSecurity offers high level e-mail security without compromising performance. The latest version extends GFI MailSecurity's operational power: Version 9's advanced quarantine filters and rules make administering the product a snap. Its enhanced efficiency, coupled with its solid lines of defense, grants administrators additional time to focus on other tasks rather than having to be glued to their e-mail security solution," explained David Vella, GFI product manager.

GFI MailSecurity 9 enables administrators to configure a series of search folders (similar to the Microsoft Outlook Search Folders) within the product's "Quarantine Store," permitting them to manage quarantined e-mails better and faster. For example, a folder can be set up for e-mails related to a particular user that were quarantined by virus checking and another for that same user's e-mails quarantined by attachment checking, allowing administrators to prioritize which folders they check first. It may be more important to examine the attachment checking folder first as this is likelier to contain e-mails that must be approved and forwarded to users.

The latest version of GFI MailSecurity also provides the facility to conduct searches within all e-mails it quarantines. Such searches can be performed among inbound or outbound e-mails to or from a particular user, for instance. Searches can also be carried out based on sender, recipient and the reason for quarantine, freeing the administrator from the need to go through all quarantined e-mails one by one.

The product's Web-based configuration allows administrators to configure and monitor the product remotely from any computer that is equipped with a browser - meaning that one can monitor and manage GFI MailSecurity from anywhere in the world. This module also permits remote management of quarantined e-mails.

GFI MailSecurity 9 also includes these new features:

  • Full threat reporting for quarantined e-mails: When an e-mail is quarantined, GFI MailSecurity gives a full threat report, detailing all threats identified per e-mail.

  • Scanning engine speed improvements: The engine now makes full use of multi-processor machines and scans a great volume of mails at a faster pace than ever.

A list of all new features is available at

GFI MailSecurity Pricing and Trial Version Information

Pricing starts at just US $350 for 25 mailboxes. More information and a free trial version of the product are available at


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