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Multi-system functionality reduces management overheads


London, UK – February 5, 2004 – BorderWare Technologies Inc., The Security Appliances Company, today announced the immediate availability of an update to the award-winning MXtreme Mail Firewall. Version 3.1 improves upon the product's traditional ease-of-use with a focus on multi-system enterprise management functionality by adding centralised management, tiered administration, LDAP alias support and more.


"To build more robust perimeter defences around email, enterprises must address issues like continuity, redundancy and scalability. Management and administration become determining factors essential to the health of their messaging infrastructure. Organizations considering email security solutions that entail multiple points of deployment will need to carefully assess whether the vendor's offering can be easily managed and administered," said Matt Cain, Sr. Vice President, META Group.


MXtreme 3.1 makes it easier for administrators to manage two or more MXtreme systems simultaneously. A new centralised management console enables the administrator to start and stop mail services; monitor mail queues; view statistics of incoming and outgoing mail; copy or apply configuration settings and changes; and perform enterprise-wide backups on multiple systems from a single interface. For some customers, running two MXtreme appliances can be more cost effective than upgrading to the next level, with these new enhancements organisations can save even more through lower management overheads.


In addition, MXtreme 3.1 allows a supervisor to assign permissions to an unlimited number of administrators on up to eleven separate functions within the system. Now that email security is a staple requirement of the IT group, administrators need the ability to assign administrative access privileges on a per-user basis to maintain an optimum level of service within the department. MXtreme 3.1 provides administrators with the flexibility of designating certain tasks to the correct level of personnel, allowing the department to operate more efficiently.


The latest version is automatically being distributed to existing customers through the product's built-in SecurityConnection™. In addition to centralised management and tiered administration, enhancements include:

• LDAP Alias Support: MXtreme version 3.1 now communicates with services that support Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, such as Active Directory, which makes it even easier to set up an appliance by accessing existing directories of mail users, and searching for mail aliases and virtual mappings.

• Individual Vacation Notice Settings: Another big burden for email administrators is managing user accounts to set vacation notices. MXtreme now includes the ability for end users to compose and set their own automated email reply to incoming messages when they are out of the office. The feature is accessible by a user via BorderPost, the remote authenticated proxy session capability that allows users to access their email from any Web browser. Administrators can enable or disable Vacation Notifications globally, while individual user settings can be managed via an individual user profile.

• Updated Brightmail Anti-Spam: In addition, the Brightmail Enterprise Anti-Spam module has been upgraded in MXtreme 3.1. Brightmail was added to MXtreme's existing and effective anti-spam capabilities in version 3.0 as a cost option for enterprises requiring a high volume solution that needs no administration.


"With 3.1, we continue to extend our leadership position. MXtreme delivers unprecedented levels of availability and continuity to our customers' mission-critical email infrastructure," said John Alsop, President and CEO, BorderWare.

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About MXtreme

The MXtreme Mail Firewall installs at the network edge to deliver the most comprehensive perimeter security for email systems. MXtreme prevents any number of threats to email systems from spam, viruses, Trojans and worms, to malformed messages and denial-of-service attacks, while enabling overall email server functionality with sophisticated routing and delivery. MXtreme also provides secure remote access for Web Mail, and secure authenticated session proxies for Outlook Web Access (OWA) and iNotes. MXtreme comes in three models, for businesses with small, medium and heavy email traffic. Multiple MXtreme systems can be combined to meet continuity, redundancy and scalability requirements.


About BorderWare

BorderWare Technologies Inc. is The Security Appliances Company. The company's comprehensive network firewall+VPN and "application-specific" appliances for email, DNS, and document collaboration, protect mission-critical network resources in sensitive environments and are deployed at various military, intelligence, defence and national security agencies, and corporations worldwide. BorderWare has affiliations and partnerships with some of the industry's most prominent companies in Internet infrastructure and security including Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, RSA Security, Brightmail, Kaspersky Labs, BlueCat Networks, Network Engines and SSH Communications Security.

Founded in 1994, BorderWare is a private company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Dubai, Dallas, San Jose, and Washington DC.


(c) 2004 BorderWare Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. BorderWare, The Security Appliances Company, and MXtreme are trademarks of BorderWare Technologies Inc. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

Media Contacts:


Linda Quemper

BorderWare Technologies

+44 7768 334700

linda@borderware.com


Sara Claridge

Marylebone Media Relations

+44 1344 876558

sara@marylebone.co.uk


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