With reports earlier this week indicating that the amount of spam, or unsolicited email, has risen to unprecedented levels, messaging appliance vendor Mirapoint Inc has released what it claims is the industry’s most comprehensive spam-protection software.
Available now as part of the Sunnyvale, California-based company’s Message Server and Message Director appliances, the new anti-spam tools are designed to be deployed by internet service providers, mobile operators and enterprise or public sector organizations to block unsolicited email.
The tools include a combination of heuristic rules-based scanning, white and black lists, content filtering and SMTP-based authentication to keep out unwanted mail. The software is also configurable with network-based updates to keep up with new filters and rules. Administrators also have the choice of automatically deleting suspected junk mail, or filtering it into folders for closer inspection.
Class-of-service controls enable administrators to set rules based on per-user or per-domain rules using the anti-spam web-based administration interfaces and command-line tools, said the company.
The tools are only available to users of Mirapoint’s appliance servers. To deploy the anti-spam tools users of Message Server or Message Director need to download the new Mirapoint Messaging Operating System 3.3 software and apply the license key accompanying the purchase.