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Message Partners Introduces "Powered by Mailshell™" Spam and Phishing Protection

NEW ROCHELLE, NY, May 23, 2005 - Message Partners today announced the addition of new spam and phishing detection via its integration of the SpamCompiler™ Engine from Mailshell. Mailshell's spam and phishing protection is now integrated into Message Partners' Message Processing Platform (MPP), the leading middleware framework for building email filtering and compliance services. Message Partners provides industry-leading integration tools that enable scalable, flexible, policy-driven email security and compliance applications. MPP can now deploy the robust Mailshell anti-spam and anti-phishing technology on hundreds of thousands of Linux, MacOS X, FreeBSD and Solaris email servers for major service provider's, SMB's and enterprise customers.

MPP is an email security middleware application used to build email filtering, archival and compliance systems. MPP replaces complex, inflexible filtering applications and appliances, point anti-virus and anti-spam applications and open source filtering tools with a scalable policy-based, customizable application framework. MPP provides the integration point and a single point of management, monitoring and configuration for the key service elements of filtering services including email servers, commercial and open-source scanning engines, provisioning systems, management tools, security controls, quarantine review services and more into a cohesive, easy-to-manage application. MPP supports many popular email servers including Sendmail, Qmail, CommuniGate Pro, Postfix and Open-Xchange.

"Message Partners' flexible middleware approach to email security serves an important and under-served segment of the market," said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "We are impressed with its combination of top-tier technology along with hands-on, focused customer service."

The Mailshell SpamCompiler engine uses compiler technology to track and correlate "hard to fake" attributes of all incoming email. The data is compiled from Mailshell's global network of OEM partners and data centers, and combined to compute an overall reputation and score for every message. By leveraging the power of compiler technologies, Mailshell's engine can apply up to one million checks per message while still performing faster than competing solutions.

"By integrating Mailshell technology, MPP can reach new markets such as large service providers who use Linux and Solaris as well as MacOS X customers who are currently underserved by the security industry," said Michael Katz, president and CEO of Message Partners. "Our customers see a huge benefit from Mailshell's technology in detecting spam, phishing and fraud as compared to open source technologies like SpamAssassin."

About Message Partners: Message Partners, a division of RAE Internet, provides email security and compliance solutions for business-critical email systems. The company has provided email security solutions since 2001 and serves thousands of customers on a wide range of platforms. Message Partners' mission is to provide the most flexible email security application available which will revolutionize how businesses and service providers solve email problems. For more information: http://www.messagepartners.com.

About Mailshell Inc.: Mailshell is the world's leading anti-spam engine provider and is the first and only anti-spam engine with SpamCompiler Technology. SpamCompiler can process more than a million filter checks in a fraction of a second. Via Mailshell's OEM partners, more than 5,000 companies and 10 million consumers worldwide rely on SpamCompiler software to block spam. Mailshell's software helps its OEM partners, including Oracle Corporation, CyberGuard, Panda Software, ZyXEL, Broderbund and Lyris Technologies, among others, generate new anti-spam revenue, upsell existing products to new anti-spam customers, and cut anti-spam engineering and support costs to near zero. For more information: http://www.mailshell.com.

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