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Mailshell Releases a Low Memory Version of Its Award-Winning Anti-Spam Toolkit

Minimal Memory Required For Consistently High Spam Filtering Accuracy

LINUX WORLD, SAN FRANCISCO - August 3, 2004 - Mailshell, the OEM anti-spam leader, today introduced a new Linux-based low-memory version of its enterprise-grade spam-filtering engine, which can be embedded almost anywhere. More than 4,000 companies and 10 million consumers already rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' products to block spam.

Companies have been eager to embed anti-spam into their existing low-memory products either to generate new incremental subscription-based revenue or simply to remain competitive. Mailshell's new SDK Lite requires less than 200KB of code on the device, and can be embedded into any product including mobile devices, wireless access points, desktop routers, firewalls, modems, and other low memory devices.

"The SDK Lite serves OEMs who had wanted the accuracy of the Mailshell SDK but could not afford the memory requirements," said Tonny Yu, president and CEO of Mailshell. "Initial trials among OEM prospects already indicate that it's a unique and compelling solution."

The SDK Lite translates incoming messages into a complex set of spam tags, which accurately identifies the spam attributes of the message. This engine transmits the spam tags to one of Mailshell's worldwide data centers where it is compared against millions of spam tags in Mailshell's databases. The SDK Lite then returns a 'spam score', the probability between 0% and 100% that the message is spam. Customers set a 'spam score' threshold, above which messages will be considered spam.

"Despite the popularity of spam filtering ASPs, many CIOs still don't want their mission-critical email routed to a third party," said Tonny Yu. "The SDK Lite allows email to remain within the company's network but have the spam accurately filtered out with minimal setup and maintenance."

The SDK Lite boasts the same award-winning accuracy as the flagship Mailshell SDK. The primary differences between the two are memory size and speed. The flagship SDK is more than five times faster than the SDK Lite, though requires a much larger memory footprint. The SDK Lite is currently available on Linux with other platforms available soon. Mailshell's flagship SDK is available in a range of operating systems including Linux, Windows, Solaris (Sparc and Intel), FreeBSD, HP-UX, AIX and Mac OS X.

About Mailshell Inc.: Mailshell is the OEM anti-spam leader. More than 4,000 companies and 10 million consumers rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' products to block spam. By using Mailshell's software development kit, Mailshell's partners increase their average revenue per customer, create new sources of recurring revenue, and decrease sales and support costs. The Mailshell Engine is the only anti-spam solution developed explicitly to integrate spam-blocking technology with common IT components, including security appliances, mail servers, anti-virus applications and many others. For more information:

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