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London, UK (29th November 2004) - BorderWare Technologies announced today that Oxigen Environmental Ltd, one of Ireland’s premier waste management companies, has chosen MXtreme Mail Firewall to protect its email system. Oxigen chose MXtreme because it offered so much functionality in one appliance and was the only email security appliance worldwide to gain Common Criteria EAL4+ security certification.

Although experts at dealing with waste, Oxigen discovered that a new type of waste was emerging – a waste of time and resources. The amount of spam that Oxigen was receiving had reached a critical point, placing an unnecessary load on email servers, increasing the work load of users having to trawl though unwanted messages and increasing the chances that one spam message might just contain malicious code that compromises the network.

Brian Maguire, Oxigen’s IT Engineer explains further how they decided to proceed in resolving the situation, “Rather than just implementing another point solution to combat the problem, Oxigen decided to review its entire email infrastructure to see if other improvements and enhancements could be made. Because we are starting to rely more and more on email communications, we wanted to ensure that our servers were secure and that any unauthorised access to internal systems was blocked.

In addition, remote access to email for over half of our users was increasingly becoming a priority, so we saw this as an opportunity to optimise our expenditure by delivering some tangible benefits to users, rather than just providing an obscure fix which is how additional security is sometimes perceived once problems such as spam disappear.”

Oxigen provides waste management solutions to a market comprising of state, semi-state, commercial and industrial entities as well as directly to householders. Security is of the utmost concern in protecting the information they hold and their reputation within the community, so it was imperative that any changes made to the email infrastructure would offer a far superior level of security to that offered by many vendors.

“Within hours of installing MXtreme our issue with spam was dramatically reduced,” continues Brian Maguire. “As MXtreme continued to learn and understand Oxigen’s business language and adapted the spam filtering as appropriate, the level reduced again. Our tag line ‘is working for a cleaner environment’ and that’s certainly what our users have now. MXtreme has provided great relief to our users who can open their inbox knowing that they can deal straight away with messages and not have to wade through a whole load of rubbish first.

The Web Mail feature has provided our remote users with greater flexibility in the way they work giving them the choice of accessing their accounts either through the Citrix mainframe or secure web mail, as appropriate. This, and the additional security that has been provided has made deploying MXtreme a great investment and one that is already giving us a return for the money spent.”

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About MXtreme
MXtreme Mail Firewall, The Benchmark for Email Security, is the ideal platform to replace existing mail gateways with a certified secure solution. It installs at the network edge to deliver the most comprehensive perimeter security for an organization's email infrastructure. MXtreme is the only mail firewall to gain a Common Criteria EAL4+ security certification, assuring users that their email systems are protected against spam, viruses, Denial-of-Service attacks like MyDoom, buffer overflows, directory harvesting, and other vulnerabilities that could paralyze email communications. MXtreme also provides the industry's first failsafe clustering architecture for high-availability to ensure zero downtime, zero latency and zero message loss.

About BorderWare
Founded in 1994, BorderWare Technologies Inc. is the benchmark provider of messaging security solutions for enterprises and government. The company's flagship MXtreme Mail Firewall is the market-leading appliance for securing an organization's email infrastructure. Similarly, BorderWare's SIPassure SIP Firewall delivers the benefits of Internet telephony by managing and protecting the flow of VoIP-specific SIP communications for enterprises and carriers. BorderWare has more than 6000 customers with systems deployed at various military, intelligence, defence, national security agencies, and corporations worldwide. The company has developed affiliations and partnerships with some of the industry's most prominent companies in Internet infrastructure, security and messaging including Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, Sun Microsystems, RSA Security, Research In Motion (RIM), Symantec and Kaspersky Labs. BorderWare is a private company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Lon
don, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Dubai, Ottawa, Dallas, San Jose, New York, and Washington DC. For more information visit http://www.borderware.com.

(c) 2004 BorderWare Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. BorderWare, MXtreme and SIPassure 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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