Webwasher Taps Mailshell
To Fight Spam - SpamCatcher Engine Integrated Into WebWasher®
Paderborn, Germany, and San Francisco, CA,
USA - April 9th, 2003 - Webwasher, a leading provider of
Internet Content Security Software, and Mailshell, creator
of SpamCatcher, the easiest and most accurate anti-spam
engine, today announced plans to join forces to fight spam
at the enterprise gateway. Webwasher will integrate Mailshell's
SpamCatcher engine into its SpamEquator - the multi-method
anti-spam module available with WebWasher® Content Security
Management (CSM) products for the enterprise. SpamCatcher's
combined rules- and database-driven approach complements
the existing anti-spam methods available with WebWasher®
CSM products. The WebWasher® CSM products featuring
the SpamCatcher engine will be available in May.
With Mailshell's SpamCatcher, webwasher adds
a powerful and proven technology to its optional SpamEquator
module. As a core component of the WebWasher® CSM Suite
and WebWasher® PG (Protected Gateway) products, SpamEquator
already harnesses the strengths of a number of database
and rule-driven methods through its MethodMi technology.
Existing anti-spam methods include Bayesian filters, rule
lists, and WebWasher's DynaBLocator URL database, that
enables sender domain and URL based spam detection. With
the integration of Mailshell's SpamCatcher, WebWasher now
provides a high-performance technology that protects corporate
networks from 90 to 99 percent of all spam, while delivering
valid messages and saving employees and companies the time
and expense wasted on unwanted e-mails.
SpamCatcher uses more than a thousand 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 uses it to continuously analyze
new spam, create new rules and adjust the weighting of existing
rules. Since spam constantly evolves, customers can opt
to receive scheduled or real-time rules updates without
interrupting message delivery. Webwasher customers will
have full administrative control of SpamCatcher features
through WebWasher's browser-based user interface.
Dr. Horst Joepen, CEO of webwasher: "Mailshell
is an ideal partner whose server-based solutions complement
WebWasher's ability to increase security, reduce network
load, and centralize enterprise IT management. With the
full integration of SpamCatcher, our SpamEquator module
achieves a new dimension of spam detection accuracy that
was previously considered to be impossible. WebWasher® CSM
products now offer the industry's most extensive control
and security of enterprise Internet traffic, while preserving
the relevant information companies need to do business."
"Webwasher's content security products offer
its customers superior accuracy and reliability," said Tonny
Yu, president of Mailshell. "By using our developers' tools
to integrate the SpamCatcher engine into its applications,
WebWasher also now provides exceptional spam-blocking technology
within an existing security suite that its customers already
trust and value highly."
Webwasher AG is one of the leading providers of Internet
security solutions for companies and public institutions.
On the basis of their own technology developments as well
as by cooperating with leading technology partners, the
company develops and markets innovative products for the
growing Content Security Management market. With Internet
Access Management, Internet Content Filtering, E-mail and
Spam Filtering, Virus Protection and Reporting, companies
can optimize their Internet usage and protect themselves
effectively and efficiently from threats and annoyances
arising from the Internet. The server-based WebWasher solutions
are deployed by over 4,000 companies worldwide - among them
17 US Fortune 500 companies. Webwasher has established strategic
partnerships with Network Appliance, Check Point, Computer
Associates, and Network Associates. For more information
please visit http://www.webwasher.com.
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.
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Frances Schlosstein, Webwasher USA, (800) 305-4986,
Berni Lörwald, Webwasher AG, 49 (0) 52 51, firstname.lastname@example.org
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