Symantec Mail Security For SMTP 5.0 Released

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 21, 2006

Symantec Corp. has announced that it is raising the bar for enterprise e-mail security protection by delivering the industry’s integrated antispam, antivirus and content filtering protection in a single software solution for SMTP gateways - Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0.

The combination of technologies proactively protects against inbound and outbound e-mail threats at the Internet e-mail gateway. Scheduled to be available in May, Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 is final integration of Brightmail and Symantec technologies into a single, unified solution, and is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management solution portfolio.

“To protect against malicious code, phishing attacks, viruses, spam and other unwanted e-mail, organizations require a comprehensive solution that provides layers of protection to stop inbound and outbound e-mail threats from impacting organizations and compromising security,” said Brian Burke, Research Manager, Security Products, IDC.

Built on the integration of Symantec Mail Security for SMTP, it provides enterprises with a multi-layered spam defense that employs more than 20 filtering technologies, including spam signatures, heuristics, reputation filters, language identification and proprietary methods, with automatic updates occurring within every 10 minutes.

In addition, new graphical message auditing allows administrators to perform advanced tracking across multiple scanners in their network. E-mail messages can be searched by subject, date and time range, envelope sender/recipient, disposition, next hop IP, and more. The message-tracking feature provides instant summaries of the action performed on the message and for more detailed information, administrators can easily drill down to see a comprehensive, organized view of messages’ flow through the system.

Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 is supported by Symantec Security Response, the Internet security research and support organization, that leverages sophisticated threat and early warning systems providing customers with comprehensive, global, 24×7 Internet security expertise to proactively guard against blended Internet threats.

For organizations securing heterogeneous environments, it provides support for broad range of OS platforms including, Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, Sun Solaris 9 and 10 and Red Hat Linux ES/AS 3.0.