Sophos releases new version of PureMessage for Windows/Exchange

Sophos Press Release

Gateway security solution now provides ability to perform content filtering in email communications, including archived attachments

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, today announced the release of PureMessage for Windows/Exchange 2.5, a consolidated anti-spam and anti-virus solution for companies running Microsoft operating systems at their email gateway.

A top priority for email administrators is reducing the number of unwanted emails and attachments being passed on to the Exchange mail store. PureMessage for Windows Exchange, with its powerful and flexible email content management, addresses this concern by performing email content filtering within email body text, attachments and even compressed archive formats, such as Zip, Tar, Microsoft Cabinet, InstallShield Cabinet, etc. If a particular phrase is found, PureMessage can carry out a range of actions: quarantine the email, disinfect or delete the attachment.

"Administrators simply don't want the headaches caused by unwanted gluts of email using costly network resources," said John Stringer, product manager at Sophos. "Sophos's integrated new product brings peace of mind with a scalable solution that significantly eases the demands on their networks while protecting the business's corporate credibility."

Virus and spam protection is automatically updated from the Sophos databank and messages are scanned regardless of how mail is sent or received. Suspicious attachments can be removed and quarantined before the email is delivered to the recipients.

PureMessage for Windows/Exchange 2.5 offers support for clustered Exchange installations to make use of failover capabilities.

Sophos's gateway solution also provides end users with powerful, web-based quarantine management tools to retrieve email from the quarantine area without contacting the system administrator.

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