SmarterMail Adds Commtouch Zero-hour Antivirus to Email Security

October 29, 2009 by  

Hosting Tools PHOENIX – SmarterTools Inc. is proud to announce an agreement with Commtouch to provide Zero-hour Virus Outbreak Protection with its SmarterMail mail server as an optional add-on for those users that want to enhance the software’s out-of-the-box antivirus functionality.

“Hosting providers, enterprises, and small to medium sized businesses bear the brunt of growing amounts of malicious mail, which can overwhelm their infrastructure and expose them to unnecessary threats. Now SmarterMail administrators can extend virus protection measures to include Commtouch’s Recurrent Pattern Detection technology, which blocks zombie and virus attacks with superior detection rates and low false positives,” said Tim Uzzanti, CEO of SmarterTools.

Although SmarterMail provides virus protection out-of-the-box, the additional functionality of the Commtouch add-on will provide customers protection against email-borne malware in the first critical hours of an outbreak, during the vulnerable window before traditional antivirus engines have identified the threat and provided a signature.

“The most effective approach to dealing with viruses, Trojans, worms, zombie attacks, and other forms of malware is to employ a multi-layered defense strategy,” Uzzanti said. “Commtouch Zero-hour Antivirus complements the traditional AV solutions available in SmarterMail by adding an extra layer of defense against new outbreaks.”

The Commtouch Zero-hour Antivirus add-on will be sold in licensing levels that correspond with the SmarterMail product levels, resulting in yearly subscriptions that are priced well below competitive solutions.

SmarterMail is the cost-effective Microsoft Exchange alternative, bringing enterprise-level functionality to businesses, ISPs and Web hosting environments. Scalable and easy to manage, SmarterMail features a rich Webmail interface; reporting; events/notifications; throttling; on-board antispam/antivirus; advanced synchronization with Microsoft Outlook; over-the-air support for BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices; and optional add-ons for Commtouch Premium Antispam, Commtouch Zero-hour Antivirus, and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

About SmarterTools Inc.
Founded in 2003, SmarterTools Inc. is an information technology-management software company based in Phoenix, Arizona. SmarterTools builds a Windows mail server, customer service software, and a Web log analytics reporting tool that simplify and automate the day-to-day IT operations of businesses and hosting environments in over 100 countries.

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