IT security and control firm, Sophos, has announced the release
PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange 3.0, to protect the email
servers of organizations running Microsoft operating systems
against email-borne threats, including spam, phishing, viruses and
spyware. The new release, which provides support for Microsoft
Exchange 2007 and 64 bit Windows Server 2003, significantly
enhances the ability to define and enforce email content policies
across multiple servers.
Fully integrated and synchronized with Active Directory,
PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange 3.0 enables businesses to easily
define email content policies and exceptions for pre-existing
groups and/or individual users. This not only saves administrators'
valuable time, it also allows them to more easily monitor and
control the types of emails and attachments sent by employees from
different departments both within and out of the company. The
ability to apply different policies and configuration options to
inbound, outbound and internal email, offers organizations greater
control over the flow of information. For example, these
configuration options could be used to quarantine outbound messages
that might contain business-sensitive data.
For businesses using PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange 3.0 on
multiple servers, administrators can monitor, configure and enforce
policies across all servers from a single console. In addition,
PureMessage 3.0 supports all the main clustering models for
Microsoft Exchange, critical for providing failover for business
critical applications. Complementing this, the new security
dashboard provides an overview of the status of each server, giving
system administrators a simple way to quickly monitor and manage
all the servers, as well as email throughput and quarantine
databases status. Furthermore, reports and graphical charts of the
dashboard data can be quickly generated to highlight trends and to
identify any issues.
"Sophos PureMessage 3.0 has literally solved our spam problem
overnight," said Cesar Feghali, IT consultant at Simply Wireless, a
provider of wireless technology for consumers and businesses. "Our
employees used to have to deal with around 100 new spam messages
every morning, but we now receive no spam. This is having a great
impact on staff productivity as they no longer have to spend the
first part of every morning clearing their inboxes, and we can also
be confident that no malicious spam messages are slipping through
the filters and trying to infect our network."
"Email is not just a vector for cybercriminals looking to infect
corporate networks with malware - inappropriate use of business
email can drain network resources, impact staff productivity, or
result in data leakage," said John Stringer, product manager at
Sophos. "Sophos PureMessage gives system administrators
unprecedented control of their email systems to protect companies
against email-borne attacks, wasted resource and data leaks."