Independent Tests Applaud OEM's "Powered by
SAN FRANCISCO - March 26, 2012 - Email spam filters that are
'Powered by Mailshell', the leading provider of Internet security engines for
OEMs, out-perform most competitors' products according to a series of recent
independent tests and reviews. In the last two months, 'Powered by Mailshell'
filters sold by Prague-based Avast Software, Oslo-based Norman ASA, and U.S.-based
GFI Software have demonstrated greater accuracy than nearly all industry competitors,
including IBM, Symantec, Intel/McAfee, Sophos and others. Thousands of companies,
and millions of consumers worldwide, rely on Powered by Mailshell filters for
spam filtering, phishing detection, web security and DNS security.
"Our growth and success is based on providing
our OEM partners with better results and higher ROI than
all other alternatives," said Eytan Urbas, vice president
at Mailshell. "These independent tests demonstrate exactly
what our partners expect of us, and the primary reason they
The March 2012 VBSpam Comparative Test, the
industry's premier independent testing program, cited a
detection rate of 99.75% for GFI MailEssentials, a "Powered
by Mailshell" filter, along with a false positive rate of
only 0.04%. GFI's product also did not block a single legitimate
newsletter. While most products' overall accuracy scores
declined since VBSpam's November 2011 test, GFI's improved,
scoring higher than IBM, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, Kaspersky
and other large Internet security vendors. The VBSpam tests
are administered by Virus Bulletin and benchmark leading
vendors' filters using identical streams of email.
Mailshell's OEM partners saw similar successes
in recent reviews in PC Magazine. According its most recent
tests, both Avast and Norton catch more "undeniable spam"
than nearly all competing solutions, including those from
Norton (Symantec), McAfee, Trend Micro, G Data, Panda, Kaspersky,
Zone Alarm, F-Secure, and Bitdefender, among others.
A March 2012 review of Avast's Internet Security
in PC Magazine cited the product's "simple, accurate spam
filter". The review cited a detection rate higher than nearly
all competing products and a false positive rate of only
0.2%, also among the industry's best. PC Magazine also glowed
about the spam filter in Norman Security Suite 9 Pro, another
'Powered by Mailshell' filter. The January 2012 review called
Norman's spam filter "amazingly accurate" and "among the
best of current suites." The product's false negative rate
was "less than any current suite."
Mailshell's Anti-Spam SDK provides complete
and consistently accurate protection against email fraud,
phishing and spam. The solution includes a locally installed
SDK, as well as access to Mailshell LiveFeed, a real-time
cloud-based data service that quantifies traffic reputation
via advanced statistical models. Mailshell has more than
60 LiveFeed data centers in more than 20 countries on six
continents for maximum availability and minimum latency.
Mailshell's SDKs are embedded into security, networking
and messaging products including software appliances, SaaS
platforms, gateway security software, desktop security suites,
UTM, mobile devices, wireless access points, firewalls,
modems, and other low memory devices.
About Mailshell: Mailshell (www.mailshell.com)
is the leading provider of Internet security engines for
OEMs. Mailshell's software helps its global network OEM
partners generate new revenue, up-sell existing products
to new customers and minimize related engineering and support
costs. In addition to SDKs for email protection, Mailshell
offers a DNS SDK for secure, encrypted DNS protection and
the LiveFeed SDK for URL filtering and content categorization.
The company's mission is to organize information so people
get only what they want, and only when, where and how they
want it. Follow Mailshell on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mailshell.
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