Nemx Offers Strongest Protection Against Exchange Server Attacks

Power Tools 5.0 first to provide increased IMF functionality,

non-signature based virus detection, SURBL interfacing, and spoofed NDR

detection for the Exchange environment



Oct 18, 2004, 01:00 ET from Nemx Software

    OTTAWA, Canada, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Nemx Software, a provider of anti-
 virus and secure content management products, today announced the first
 security solution to extend and build upon standard Exchange functions to
 protect Exchange servers from unwanted penetration and attacks from spam,
 viruses and hackers. With Power Tools 5.0, Nemx is arming IT administrators
 with a strong set of flexible tools to accommodate and balance their evolving
 security and user's needs.
     With the introduction of Microsoft's Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) in
 May 2004, the need for a new kind of anti-spam solution emerged. While IMF
 provides server-side message filtering and heuristics-based message analysis,
 IT administrators demand increased functionality to allow them to better
 control both their organization and user's unique requirements. This increased
 flexibility will benefit companies of all sizes, especially those that rely
 solely on Exchange's IMF for spam protection. Nemx's Power Tools 5.0 is the
 first solution to fill this void and delivers the flexibility and usability IT
 administrators who are deploying Microsoft's IMF require.
     Power Tools 5.0 is also offering IT administrators additional layers of
 protection for their Exchange server by providing an arsenal of detection and
 preventive components. With the addition of new tools and functionalities to
 its anti-virus and secure content management offerings, Power Tools 5.0
 tightens Exchange security by providing non-signature based detection of new,
 unknown viruses and malware, and detection of various spoofing techniques used
 to provide non-delivery reports (NDR). Nemx's spam detection is further
 enhanced by the inclusion of a collaborative solution like Spam URL Real-Time
 Block Lists (SURBL).
     "Microsoft's Intelligent Message Filter can be very powerful at
 identifying spam, but today's IT administrators need additional tools to
 better control confidence levels and filtering next steps," said John Young,
 President of Nemx Software. "Power Tools 5.0 provides the strongest defense
 against Exchange server attacks. We recognize that every organization has
 unique needs and are providing a solution that is highly flexible and offers
 users various protection options."
 
     Intelligent Message Filter
     --------------------------
     The IMF complimentary functionality of Power Tools 5.0 offers IT
 administrators more flexibility over their Exchange security responses. The
 new product enables better control over Spam Confidence Level (SCL) handling
 and offers a wider selection of filtering actions than are available through
 the standard filtering options provided by Microsoft. With the easy-to-use
 Power Tools 5.0, IT administrators can define and control SCL thresholds at
 various levels within their Exchange organization including servers, groups,
 and mailboxes, and assign different reactions to each level. For instance, in
 a K12 school environment, staff receiving spam may have the offending message
 automatically moved to a subfolder, while the same message to a student would
 be deleted.
 
     Proactive Malware Detection
     ---------------------------
     Power Tools 5.0 makes it possible to catch viruses and other malicious
 software before virus signatures have been released. This unique technology
 detects and stops the virus before any virus signature files are created for
 the specific threat, giving administrators the confidence to know that their
 Exchange server is protected. The addition of proactive malware detection
 provides a superior technique to the non-signature based detection of new,
 unknown viruses than available through pure heuristics.
 
     SURBL
     -----
     While RBLs are used to block spam senders, they can be easily
 circumvented. SURBLs are used to block messages in real-time based on the
 domain names that appear within the message body URLs (usually web sites).
 Including SURBLs collaborative functionality to the Exchange server, Nemx is
 allowing emails containing URLs that have previously been reported to be
 tagged, increasing the overall Spam Confidence Level of the message. Power
 Tools 5.0 also includes self-updating capabilities for the SURBLs, RBL and
 Concept Manager functionalities, meaning IT administrators are no longer
 required to manually update definitions.
 
     Non-Delivery Report
     -------------------
     With its NDR functionality, Power Tools 5.0 prevents attacks from spam
 campaigns or virus outbreaks using spoofed email addresses. By thoroughly
 reading the NDR headers, spoofed messages can be identified and diverted
 before email penetrates the server. This can significantly reduce the amount
 of "true" spam that an organization must process, and as a result reduces the
 time an administrator requires to review quarantine and BadMail folders.
 
 
     Pricing and Availability
     ------------------------
     The Advanced and Internet Editions of Power Tools for Exchange Server 5.0
 is now commercially available. The product is priced starting at $999 U.S. for
 a 50-user license, and $495 US for the Internet Edition. Further pricing is
 dependent on the specific components selected and number of connectors and/or
 mailboxes.
     For a limited time, the IMF/SCL component will be priced at $249 US.
 
     About Nemx Software Corporation
 
     Nemx Software Corporation was established in 1994 to provide adaptable
 security solutions for the Microsoft Exchange environment. Nemx was the first
 company to develop anti-virus products for the Microsoft Exchange client and
 since then, the company has designed products to work seamlessly with
 Microsoft Exchange. The company's products meet the growing need for secure
 email content management, protection from viruses and SPAM, and monitors for
 inappropriate employee behavior and content. Nemx Power Tools offers multiple
 lines of defense in the fight against spam, and comes in two editions.
 Advanced Edition, offers enterprises of all sizes complete protection from
 both Internet and internal email, while the Internet Edition, designed
 specifically for small to medium sized enterprises, addresses security at the
 Internet level. Nemx is based in Ottawa, Canada. For more information about
 Nemx Software, please visit www.nemx.com
 
 

SOURCE Nemx Software
    OTTAWA, Canada, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Nemx Software, a provider of anti-
 virus and secure content management products, today announced the first
 security solution to extend and build upon standard Exchange functions to
 protect Exchange servers from unwanted penetration and attacks from spam,
 viruses and hackers. With Power Tools 5.0, Nemx is arming IT administrators
 with a strong set of flexible tools to accommodate and balance their evolving
 security and user's needs.
     With the introduction of Microsoft's Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) in
 May 2004, the need for a new kind of anti-spam solution emerged. While IMF
 provides server-side message filtering and heuristics-based message analysis,
 IT administrators demand increased functionality to allow them to better
 control both their organization and user's unique requirements. This increased
 flexibility will benefit companies of all sizes, especially those that rely
 solely on Exchange's IMF for spam protection. Nemx's Power Tools 5.0 is the
 first solution to fill this void and delivers the flexibility and usability IT
 administrators who are deploying Microsoft's IMF require.
     Power Tools 5.0 is also offering IT administrators additional layers of
 protection for their Exchange server by providing an arsenal of detection and
 preventive components. With the addition of new tools and functionalities to
 its anti-virus and secure content management offerings, Power Tools 5.0
 tightens Exchange security by providing non-signature based detection of new,
 unknown viruses and malware, and detection of various spoofing techniques used
 to provide non-delivery reports (NDR). Nemx's spam detection is further
 enhanced by the inclusion of a collaborative solution like Spam URL Real-Time
 Block Lists (SURBL).
     "Microsoft's Intelligent Message Filter can be very powerful at
 identifying spam, but today's IT administrators need additional tools to
 better control confidence levels and filtering next steps," said John Young,
 President of Nemx Software. "Power Tools 5.0 provides the strongest defense
 against Exchange server attacks. We recognize that every organization has
 unique needs and are providing a solution that is highly flexible and offers
 users various protection options."
 
     Intelligent Message Filter
     --------------------------
     The IMF complimentary functionality of Power Tools 5.0 offers IT
 administrators more flexibility over their Exchange security responses. The
 new product enables better control over Spam Confidence Level (SCL) handling
 and offers a wider selection of filtering actions than are available through
 the standard filtering options provided by Microsoft. With the easy-to-use
 Power Tools 5.0, IT administrators can define and control SCL thresholds at
 various levels within their Exchange organization including servers, groups,
 and mailboxes, and assign different reactions to each level. For instance, in
 a K12 school environment, staff receiving spam may have the offending message
 automatically moved to a subfolder, while the same message to a student would
 be deleted.
 
     Proactive Malware Detection
     ---------------------------
     Power Tools 5.0 makes it possible to catch viruses and other malicious
 software before virus signatures have been released. This unique technology
 detects and stops the virus before any virus signature files are created for
 the specific threat, giving administrators the confidence to know that their
 Exchange server is protected. The addition of proactive malware detection
 provides a superior technique to the non-signature based detection of new,
 unknown viruses than available through pure heuristics.
 
     SURBL
     -----
     While RBLs are used to block spam senders, they can be easily
 circumvented. SURBLs are used to block messages in real-time based on the
 domain names that appear within the message body URLs (usually web sites).
 Including SURBLs collaborative functionality to the Exchange server, Nemx is
 allowing emails containing URLs that have previously been reported to be
 tagged, increasing the overall Spam Confidence Level of the message. Power
 Tools 5.0 also includes self-updating capabilities for the SURBLs, RBL and
 Concept Manager functionalities, meaning IT administrators are no longer
 required to manually update definitions.
 
     Non-Delivery Report
     -------------------
     With its NDR functionality, Power Tools 5.0 prevents attacks from spam
 campaigns or virus outbreaks using spoofed email addresses. By thoroughly
 reading the NDR headers, spoofed messages can be identified and diverted
 before email penetrates the server. This can significantly reduce the amount
 of "true" spam that an organization must process, and as a result reduces the
 time an administrator requires to review quarantine and BadMail folders.
 
 
     Pricing and Availability
     ------------------------
     The Advanced and Internet Editions of Power Tools for Exchange Server 5.0
 is now commercially available. The product is priced starting at $999 U.S. for
 a 50-user license, and $495 US for the Internet Edition. Further pricing is
 dependent on the specific components selected and number of connectors and/or
 mailboxes.
     For a limited time, the IMF/SCL component will be priced at $249 US.
 
     About Nemx Software Corporation
 
     Nemx Software Corporation was established in 1994 to provide adaptable
 security solutions for the Microsoft Exchange environment. Nemx was the first
 company to develop anti-virus products for the Microsoft Exchange client and
 since then, the company has designed products to work seamlessly with
 Microsoft Exchange. The company's products meet the growing need for secure
 email content management, protection from viruses and SPAM, and monitors for
 inappropriate employee behavior and content. Nemx Power Tools offers multiple
 lines of defense in the fight against spam, and comes in two editions.
 Advanced Edition, offers enterprises of all sizes complete protection from
 both Internet and internal email, while the Internet Edition, designed
 specifically for small to medium sized enterprises, addresses security at the
 Internet level. Nemx is based in Ottawa, Canada. For more information about
 Nemx Software, please visit www.nemx.com
 
 SOURCE  Nemx Software