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Culham Innovation Centre, UK (6th October 2004) – Kaspersky Lab, a leading information software security developer, announces the commercial release of Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway, a software solution that processes mail traffic for viruses at the gateway, and blocks both unsanctioned attempts to access the system and spam. The solution is a full-scale mail relay, developed in accordance with IETF RFC standards, and runs under Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway can be integrated into the corporate network as perimeter security on Internet nodes or within the mail client. Installing the solution as perimeter protection will isolate the mail server from the Internet and provide an additional layer of security. Installing Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway in the mail client, ensures that details of installed applications on the server are not transmitted beyond the company network, increasing the security of the corporate network. In addition, multiple configuration options ensure server load balancing by reducing the resources required to transmit data.

Multi-tier filtration ensures that messages transmitted via mail relay are free of malicious code. Both the message body and attached objects are scanned for viruses, and additional filtration can be carried out by attached file name and MIME type, with specially defined rules being applied to objects filtered out of the mail traffic. Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway detects infected, suspicious, damaged and password protected message attachments and message bodies. When such objects are detected, the sender, recipient and administrator can be sent appropriate notification.

The functionalities of Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway enable organisations to fully implement their corporate information security policy. All incoming and outgoing messages can be archived, and all suspicious, infected and damaged objects can be placed in either the quarantine or the backup directory. These objects can then be analysed by the system administrator or sent to Kaspersky Labs for analysis. Automatic updating of antivirus databases, with updates being released hourly and available for download via the Internet, ensure exceptional protection against viruses.

In addition to filtering mail traffic for viruses, the program offers a wide range of additional functions. Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway reliably protects networks by deflecting hacker attacks and blocking unsolicited correspondence, particularly spam mailings.

Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway is easy to use providing system administrators with a multitude of functions which simplify installation, configuration and management of the program.
The management function offers administrators a choice of tools for configuration and management through the provision of either standard operating system administration tools such as command line parameters, signals, and modification of the application's configuration file, or Webmin, a popular program which provides a web interface for remote administration. Administrators will also appreciate the convenient reporting function, which monitors protection status, and offers administrators the opportunity to view current statistics and program logs.


About Kaspersky Labs
Kaspersky Labs is an international software-development company offering advanced products that protect a wide spectrum of customers, from home users to enterprise-wide networks, against viruses, hackers and spam. For fourteen straight years the company has waged a battle against computer viruses, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have led to Kaspersky Labs becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of virus defences.

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Kaspersky Labs UK
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Marylebone Media Relations
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