Stalker Software Partners with Mailshell to Provide Comprehensive Anti-Spam Capabilities
Intelligent Filtering Improves Enterprises' Ability to
Intercept and Block Unsolicited E-mail
Mill Valley, CA - March 31, 2003 - Stalker
Software, Inc., the technology leader in messaging solutions,
today announced a strategic partnership with Mailshell,
a developer of the easiest and most accurate anti-spam engine.
Stalker Software will expand its existing anti-spam capabilities
by offering Mailshell's SpamCatcher as a plug-in service
to its CommuniGate Pro platform, allowing e-mail users to
easily benefit from SpamCatcher's comprehensive filtering
Enterprises are migrating toward increasingly
aggressive solutions to help manage the exponential growth
of unsolicited e-mails that inundate employees every day.
According to Gartner, Inc., "by 2004, unless an enterprise
takes defensive action, more than 50 percent of its message
traffic will be spam." Employees spend up to four hours
each day managing their e-mail boxes, costing corporations
time and money.
"Because e-mail is among the most critical services for
our corporate customers, we selected CommuniGate Pro based
on its reliability, scalability, anti-virus and anti-spam
features. In response to the proliferation of spam and its
impact on our customers' ability to effectively use e-mail
as a business tool, Stalker Software has provided advanced
defenses," said William James, president of JamesNetworks.com.
"Now armed with SpamCatcher, our CommuniGate Pro Server
intelligently filters and discards unwanted e-mail, enabling
our clients to more proactively communicate using the Internet."
The SpamCatcher engine identifies unsolicited e-mail at
the server level and integrates seamlessly into the CommuniGate
Pro platform. SpamCatcher uses hundreds of spam-blocking
rules, including pattern matches, heuristic functions and
proprietary and third-party databases. Complex algorithms
are applied to compute the probability that each piece of
e-mail is spam. SpamCatcher also creates a fingerprint ID
for every e-mail message and compares it to existing fingerprints
in its databases in order to continuously analyze new spam,
create new rules and adjust the weighting of existing rules.
Customers can opt to receive scheduled or real-time rules
"Many companies are looking for anti-spam solutions that
integrate seamlessly with their existing applications,"
said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "The SpamCatcher engine
lets CommuniGate Pro customers block virtually all spam
without any new integration or deployment hassles."
"Because e-mail is the backbone for today's business communication,
spam has evolved from a mere nuisance to a real business
problem -- resulting in thousands of hours of lost productivity,"
said Jacinta Tobin, vice president of Business Development
at Stalker Software. "Stalker Software leads the messaging
industry in anti-spam functionality and was the first messaging
solution to incorporate anti-spam features in 1995. Building
on this heritage, our partnership with Mailshell delivers
a bolstered solution for eliminating spam and restoring
e-mail as an effective business tool."
Supporting more than 30 hardware and operating system combinations
including UNIX, Windows, AS/400, mainframes and Mac OS X,
CommuniGate Pro offers the most advanced, robust messaging
solution, optimized to provide e-mail, collaboration, wireless
and unified messaging all on a single message store. Because
of the product's open standards-based architecture, CommuniGate
Pro provides high-performance integrated messaging, supporting
many types of content on a centralized platform efficiently
Mailshell is the creator of SpamCatcher, the easiest solution
to spam. The company's products include anti-spam software
developers' tools and a suite of enterprise and personal
anti-spam products. Mailshell recently earned an "Editor's
Choice" award in PC Magazine's review of spam filters, and
has been dubbed "priceless" by Forbes magazine, "excellent"
by the Associated Press and "easy to use" by CNET. Mailshell
is based in Santa Clara, CA, with an additional office in
San Francisco. For more information visit http://www.mailshell.com.
About Stalker Software
Founded in 1993, Stalker Software, Inc. is based in Mill
Valley, California. Stalker Software is the technology leader
in messaging solutions for more than 30 major computer platforms.
The company's core technology merges security, reliability,
scalability and a wide range of integrated services, with
ease of deployment and maintenance. More than 5000 customers
worldwide, ranging from global telcos and ISPs to educational
institutions and corporations, service millions of accounts
with CommuniGate Pro.
For more information about Stalker Software,
Inc. and its products, please contact Alice Liptrot, director
of sales and marketing at (800) 262-4722 or (415) 383-7164;
by fax at (415) 383-7461; or e-mail at email@example.com.
Visit the Stalker Software Web site at http://www.stalker.com.
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