IKANO's New MailRover Product Takes a Bite Out of Spam and Virus Epidemic

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from IKANO Communications

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- IKANO Communications, a market-
 leading IP network infrastructure company and provider of branded Internet
 services, announced today its best-of-breed spam and virus protection,
 MailRover.  IKANO now provides MailRover to its 200 branded Internet Service
 Providers, enabling them to protect their subscribers against malicious
 viruses and spam.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/LATU057LOGO-b )
     The IKANO MailRover product provides critical technology to protect end-
 users from spam and viruses.  Using MailRover, IKANO erects a virtual "mail
 fence" that protects subscribers through a sophisticated server-based system.
 One of MailRover's key differentiators is that it automatically sniffs out
 spam and viruses before they ever hit the subscriber's e-mail box.  Plus,
 MailRover provides true, real-time automated updates of the latest anti-virus
 rules and engines.
     More than 53,000 virus threats exist today, according to the McAfee AVERT
 Virus Information Library.  Over half of all viruses come from email
 attachments.  The need to monitor email messages for dangerous, offensive or
 confidential content grows every day.  The most deadly viruses, able to
 cripple an email system in minutes, are distributed worldwide via email in a
 matter of hours.
     "IKANO wants to do everything possible to ensure that the email experience
 provided to its clients' subscribers is safe, trouble-free, reliable, and
 effective," said Henry Smith, IKANO president and CEO.  "In an age where
 switching ISPs is as easy as clicking a button on a Web page, delivering safe
 and reliable email service is essential."
     Using the updated anti-virus rules from the MailRover Logistics and
 Operations Center, the MailRover Virus Sniffer identifies infected messages
 and diverts them to its anti-virus module, which disinfects them using the
 Symantec AntiVirus Engine.  Once the clean messages are returned, they are
 sent on to the subscriber, along with a notification indicating that they have
 been disinfected.
     IKANO's MailRover Spam Sniffer differentiates itself by accurately
 identifying spam before it reaches the message delivery system.  MailRover
 doesn't just identify and filter spam, it attracts spam.  That means IKANO
 receives spam before its end-user customers do, providing time to write
 blocking rules and send them to customer sites just in time to block specific
 spam attacks.
     In addition, IKANO's customizable MailRover Web Client lets end-users view
 a virtual mailbox containing suspected spam.  MailRover's "Doghouse Database"
 is designed to hold suspected spam that is removed from a user's legitimate
 email for a discrete time period.  The database is also a failsafe for storing
 email that should not have been removed.
     For additional information on MailRover, please visit www.mailrover.net.
 
     About IKANO Communications
     IKANO is a market-leading management service provider of Internet
 networking infrastructure and private label Internet services.  IKANO provides
 turnkey processes for businesses and organizations wishing to leverage the
 Internet.  As the official Data Networking Services Provider for the 2002
 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, IKANO provides the data networking
 services and support for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  IKANO offers a robust
 global IP network; application solutions; private label Internet services,
 including dial-up, DSL, and high-speed wireless; Web and mail hosting; server-
 side filtering; branded dynamic portal development; branded customer service
 and technical support; Business Rules Platform for automated accounting; and
 unified communications.  Since its first branded Internet Web site was
 launched in 1998, IKANO has added more than 200 branded partners.  IKANO is
 the parent company of SISNA, one of the nation's pioneer Internet Service
 Providers. Auracom/Interhop are wholly owned subsidiaries of IKANO, offering
 ISP franchises and consumer Internet services throughout Canada.
 
 

SOURCE IKANO Communications
    SALT LAKE CITY, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- IKANO Communications, a market-
 leading IP network infrastructure company and provider of branded Internet
 services, announced today its best-of-breed spam and virus protection,
 MailRover.  IKANO now provides MailRover to its 200 branded Internet Service
 Providers, enabling them to protect their subscribers against malicious
 viruses and spam.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/LATU057LOGO-b )
     The IKANO MailRover product provides critical technology to protect end-
 users from spam and viruses.  Using MailRover, IKANO erects a virtual "mail
 fence" that protects subscribers through a sophisticated server-based system.
 One of MailRover's key differentiators is that it automatically sniffs out
 spam and viruses before they ever hit the subscriber's e-mail box.  Plus,
 MailRover provides true, real-time automated updates of the latest anti-virus
 rules and engines.
     More than 53,000 virus threats exist today, according to the McAfee AVERT
 Virus Information Library.  Over half of all viruses come from email
 attachments.  The need to monitor email messages for dangerous, offensive or
 confidential content grows every day.  The most deadly viruses, able to
 cripple an email system in minutes, are distributed worldwide via email in a
 matter of hours.
     "IKANO wants to do everything possible to ensure that the email experience
 provided to its clients' subscribers is safe, trouble-free, reliable, and
 effective," said Henry Smith, IKANO president and CEO.  "In an age where
 switching ISPs is as easy as clicking a button on a Web page, delivering safe
 and reliable email service is essential."
     Using the updated anti-virus rules from the MailRover Logistics and
 Operations Center, the MailRover Virus Sniffer identifies infected messages
 and diverts them to its anti-virus module, which disinfects them using the
 Symantec AntiVirus Engine.  Once the clean messages are returned, they are
 sent on to the subscriber, along with a notification indicating that they have
 been disinfected.
     IKANO's MailRover Spam Sniffer differentiates itself by accurately
 identifying spam before it reaches the message delivery system.  MailRover
 doesn't just identify and filter spam, it attracts spam.  That means IKANO
 receives spam before its end-user customers do, providing time to write
 blocking rules and send them to customer sites just in time to block specific
 spam attacks.
     In addition, IKANO's customizable MailRover Web Client lets end-users view
 a virtual mailbox containing suspected spam.  MailRover's "Doghouse Database"
 is designed to hold suspected spam that is removed from a user's legitimate
 email for a discrete time period.  The database is also a failsafe for storing
 email that should not have been removed.
     For additional information on MailRover, please visit www.mailrover.net.
 
     About IKANO Communications
     IKANO is a market-leading management service provider of Internet
 networking infrastructure and private label Internet services.  IKANO provides
 turnkey processes for businesses and organizations wishing to leverage the
 Internet.  As the official Data Networking Services Provider for the 2002
 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, IKANO provides the data networking
 services and support for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  IKANO offers a robust
 global IP network; application solutions; private label Internet services,
 including dial-up, DSL, and high-speed wireless; Web and mail hosting; server-
 side filtering; branded dynamic portal development; branded customer service
 and technical support; Business Rules Platform for automated accounting; and
 unified communications.  Since its first branded Internet Web site was
 launched in 1998, IKANO has added more than 200 branded partners.  IKANO is
 the parent company of SISNA, one of the nation's pioneer Internet Service
 Providers. Auracom/Interhop are wholly owned subsidiaries of IKANO, offering
 ISP franchises and consumer Internet services throughout Canada.
 
 SOURCE  IKANO Communications