Digicon Communications Improves E-Mail Services With Roaring Penguin’s CanIt-PRO Anti-Spam Solution

Digicon Communications Improves E-Mail Services With Roaring Penguin’s CanIt-PRO Anti-Spam Solution

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) September 14, 2004

Digicon Communications, a full-service Internet service provider (ISP) based in Western New York, is saving hours a day managing spam while improving its service to customers with the CanIt-PRO anti-spam and anti-virus solution from Roaring Penguin Software.

Chris Gauch, Systems Administrator at Digicon said, “Last month, 70% of incoming mail to our servers was spam. The impact on our small business clients was significant, from being scammed to receiving inappropriate e-mail or viruses that hindered their ability to do business. We thoroughly reviewed a number of commercial anti-spam solutions and found CanIt-PRO to be the best overall for ISPs.”

In addition to improving its client services with CanIt-PRO’s spam- and virus-fighting features, Digicon has reduced the time spent managing problem e-mail. Gauch explained, “Our IT staff used to spend upwards of three hours each day managing the problem, but it never took spammers long to bypass our efforts. With CanIt-PRO we no longer have to manually tweak our mail server, and we can hand-off spam policy control to our clients rather than imposing system-wide policies that may not sit well with some businesses.”

Prior to using CanIt-PRO, Digicon was managing its own open-source solution that included Roaring Penguin’s MIMEDefang mail filtering product. “Based on the effectiveness of MIMEDefang and the exceptional product support that Roaring Penguin provides, we were very comfortable choosing CanIt-PRO from among the solutions we considered,” added Gauch. Digicon also uses the Clam AntiVirus product bundled with CanIt-PRO, and has found that “we often see virus DAT updates before many of the costly, commercial anti-virus products provide them. Clam AV has been very effective at eliminating viruses.”

At Digicon, CanIt-PRO runs on a dual 2.8GHz Xeon server with 2GB of RAM. E-mail messages containing viruses are stopped at the server, while messages flagged as probable spam are held in each customer’s Spam Trap for five days prior to being discarded. Digicon customers may choose to access the CanIt-PRO web-based interface to view their spam statistics and take action on trapped messages – such as whitelist, blacklist, delete or accept.

CanIt™ products offer the industry’s most complete and flexible anti-spam and anti-virus solutions. They can be deployed in any enterprise e-mail environment, including on all Linux and UNIX servers. As a stand-alone gateway appliance, CanIt can protect e-mail environments running non-UNIX servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise. A trial version of CanIt or CanIt-PRO can be obtained at http://www.roaringpenguin.com/anti_spam/get_canit_request.php.

About Roaring Penguin

Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc., specializes in e-mail filtering. Since 2000, the company has focused on fighting spam at the mail server, with the acclaimed MIMEDefang and CanIt product lines. Today, Roaring Penguin develops, deploys and supports its spam- and virus-fighting products for customers that include campuses, ISPs, web hosts, government offices and large enterprises. For more information visit http://www.roaringpenguin.com.

About Digicon Communications

For over 10 years, Digicon Communications, Inc. has provided advanced data communication technologies to corporate clients. Digicon’s focus is to provide its customers with highly advanced solutions to today’s most demanding Internet and data transmission needs. These services include high-speed broadband Internet access, including DSL and high speed wireless; advanced email handling with filtering for viruses and spam; rich media and database-driven website development; website hosting; and co-location services. For more information visit http://www.digiconcommunications.com


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