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Messaging Architects Releases the First Multi-Engine Messaging Firewall Appliance: GWGuardian 3.0 delivers complete Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam and SMTP protection to the Enterprise

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) February 18, 2004

Messaging Architects, a provider of enterprise-class email security and enhancement software for the Novell GroupWise market, announced today the release of GWGuardian Appliance, an integrated messaging firewall that operates as a dedicated server that shields customers' email servers from virus, spam and hacker attacks with its 14 layers of security. GWGuardian Appliance leverages the Messaging Architects current third-generation secure messaging firewall software application. GWGuardian's unique effectiveness relies on an amalgamation of multiple specialized anti-spam engines to provide astonishing results of 98.2% spam catch rate and 99.99% protection against false positives saving its customers thousands of dollars without disrupting regular email service.

"GWGuardian's multi-layered architecture is designed to reduce the pressure on the most CPU-intensive processes of an organization's email server. Each one of the scanning stages is intelligently ordered in a way to block spam and viruses at the earliest possible step in the scanning process, yielding maximum CPU throughput to process the more complex, often intentionally malformed messages that manage to get by other anti-spam solutions," said Charles Nguyen-Huu, Messaging Architects’ eMarketing Director. "The appliance is also delivered hardened and integrates with the McAfee award-winning anti-virus engine to combat the proliferation of new blended security attacks"

The pre-installed and pre-configured system streamlines the deployment process, delivering fast "time to protection" and combining the benefits of an appliance - lower procurement costs, streamlined installation and configuration, and zero set-up time."We are so pleased with going for GWGuardian+ AV appliance. With the time constraints I face, I don't want to administer and monitor; I want to just turn a switch and have everything working. GWGuardian appliance coupled with the Messaging Architects Fast-Track Professional Services gave me that. Within two days of discussing my requirements we had a fully working system in place. The installation process was painless and the anti-spam solution is doing exactly what it said it would with zero administration effort on my part," comments Mick Davey, IS/IT Manager, BSI Management Systems.

GWGuardian Appliance is an autonomous system that is deployed behind the corporate firewall and in front of the email server. It supports clustering for load balancing and emergency failover and is cross-platform compatible with any SMTP-based email server, such as Novell GroupWise, Novell NetMail, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, etc.

Availability

GWGuardian Appliance is available in two models, Corporate (for up to 1000 users) and Enterprise (over 1000 users), comes with a year of parts and labor warranty, and includes the option of 24-hour cross-shipment replacement of fully configured units. For further information, please visit the Messaging Architects web site at www.gwtools.com.

About Messaging Architects

Messaging Architects helps GroupWise users leverage the investment they have made in their messaging and collaboration system through a family of products that help secure, accelerate, and enhance GroupWise. These robust, feature-rich, and easy-to-use solutions extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration among co-workers, clients, and vendors in organizations of all sizes. Messaging Architects also provides professional services to ensure that clients’ GroupWise infrastructures are well implemented, secure, and fully fault tolerant. From anti-virus and content filtering to advanced archiving and synchronization services over 5,000 corporate and government accounts and millions of individual GroupWise end users work with our products on a daily basis. For more information, please visit: http://www.gwtools.com.

For more information contact:

Roumiana Deltcheva

Media Relations

Messaging Architects

Phone:    (514) 392-9220 ext. 220

E-mail:    rumiana.deltcheva@messagingarchitects.com

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