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Culham Innovation Centre, UK (16/05/05) – Kaspersky Lab announced today the commercial release of Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway 5.5 for Linux/Unix. The program package offers anti-virus functionality, blocks unsanctioned attempts to access the system and provides content filtration. It also functions as a fully-functional mail router for Linux/ FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems. The solution incorporates a range of upgrades and additions in comparison with the previous version, making it more user-friendly and expediting program performance.

Emails transmitted via the router are checked in a variety of ways for the presence of malicious code: both the message body and attachments are scanned, and additional filtration can be carried out by attachment name and MIME type. The solution detects infected, suspicious, damaged messages, and messages with password protected attachments. The administrator, sender and recipient of such messages can be sent appropriate notification. Version 5.5 allows the administrator to add additional information to these notifications (e.g. scan status, program version, the date when anti-virus databases were last updated etc.) The administrator can also add standardised texts to notifications, which can be tailored according to user group.

There have also been changes in how Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway processes mail traffic for viruses. To improve program performance, Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway 5.5 provides administrators with a range of options: viewing the queue of objects to be scanned, deleting objects from the queue, and scanning individual messages without them being held in the queue. This reduces the queue, ensuring efficient use of system resources.

Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway 5.5 also protects the corporate network from hacker attacks by checking the authenticity of data transmission i.e. IP address, sender host name etc.

Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway has been designed to maximise client side information security: all incoming and outgoing messages are archived, with all infected, suspicious and damaged objects being placed in quarantine or back up storage. They can then be analysed by administrators or sent to Kaspersky Lab for analysis. Version 5.5 now has extended functionality: administrators can view object attributes, delete quarantined objects, or send objects which have been placed in quarantine to the original recipient.

As well filtering mail traffic, Kaspersky SMTP Gateway has an extensive range of additional functions: DNS blacklisting blocks mail from servers which are listed as being used to spread spam, ensuring that corporate mail boxes are free from unwanted correspondence.

Pricing for Kaspersky SMTP-Gateway 5.5 is per mail box. Typical examples for a 1 year licence are: 100 mailboxes = £9.50 per mailbox and 250 mailboxes = £6.00 per mailbox (pricing excludes VAT).


About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab develops, produces and distributes information security solutions that protect customers from IT threats and allow enterprises to manage risk. Kaspersky Lab provides products that protect information from viruses, spyware, hackers and spam for home users and corporate networks alike. For many years now the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have led to Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of malware defences. Today, its products protect more than 75 million users worldwide.

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Kaspersky Lab UK
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Marylebone Media Relations
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