Commtouch to Broaden Support of Service Provider Offerings with Connector for Microsoft Exchange

February 22, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsSunnyvale, CA – Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) announced the upcoming release of its connector for Microsoft Exchange Server, allowing operators of hosted and managed Microsoft Exchange environments to easily reduce costs and differentiate their email offerings. This latest innovation will allow these operators to enjoy the same ease of integration that is already experienced by service providers that have deployed Commtouch on their open source infrastructure.

The new Commtouch connector will enable operators of Microsoft Exchange environments to benefit from the industry’s leading spam, phishing and malware outbreak protection technology:

• Commtouch Anti-Spam: Catches 98% of spam through its cloud-based Recurring Pattern Detection™ technology.
• Zero-Hour™ Virus Outbreak Protection: Shields infrastructure from new malware variants in the earliest moments of their release.

Both of these technologies are now available as a simple connector to hosted and managed Microsoft Exchange providers’ environment. Additionally, these providers can deploy Commtouch’s GlobalView™ Mail Reputation for blocking of up to 90% of unwanted mail at the perimeter of their network.

“Commtouch continues to invest in helping its partners leverage their existing messaging products,” said Francois Depayras, vice president of sales and business development, Americas. “We have long supported hosting and service providers utilizing open source technologies. We now look forward to enabling our existing and future partners offering hosted and managed Microsoft Exchange services to benefit from our advanced email defense solutions.”

Commtouch’s cloud-based anti-spam, along with its perimeter filtering technologies, have been shown to reduce hosting providers’ hardware expenses by up to 85%, user bandwidth costs by as much as 80% and notably decrease help-desk calls and IT administration time.

Commtouch’s support of the service provider industry now encompasses a wide range of technologies: Integration with Parallels Plesk, H-Sphere and cPanel; plug-ins for common open source email filtering packages such as SpamAssassin; a connector for Microsoft Exchange; and a Milter for Sendmail and Postfix.

Members of the Commtouch team will be available to discuss the company’s messaging security solutions for Microsoft Exchange and open source technologies at Parallels Summit 2010, Booth #103, from February 22-24, 2010 in Miami, FL.

To schedule a meeting with a Commtouch representative at Parallels Summit 2010, please contact

About Commtouch

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) provides proven messaging and Web security technology to more than 130 security companies and service providers for integration into their solutions. Commtouch’s patented Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) and GlobalView™ technologies are founded on a unique cloud-based approach, and work together in a comprehensive feedback loop to protect effectively in all languages and formats. Commtouch technology automatically analyzes billions of Internet transactions in real-time in its global data centers to identify new threats as they are initiated, protecting email infrastructures and enabling safe, compliant browsing. The company’s expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in mitigating Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users in 190 countries. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark, of Commtouch Software Ltd. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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