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LanGate Selects Mailshell to Add Integrated Email Reputation, Spam and Phishing Protection to UTM Solutions

GUANGZHOU, CHINA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Sept. 11, 2008 - LanGate, the leading gateway security software provider in China, has selected Mailshell to provide spam filtering, phishing detection and email reputation technology. LanGate will integrate the Mailshell SDK, including the LiveFeed real-time reputation data service, into its UTM products, as a replacement for SpamAssassin, the popular open source spam filter. LanGate's UTM customers will join more than 6,000 enterprises and more than 15 million consumers who rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' filters for email reputation, spam filtering and phishing detection.

LanGate's UTM solutions also include VPN, firewall, antispam, gateway antivirus, content filtering, traffic management, and IDS/IPS functions. LanGate will also participate in Mailshell's global data network, thereby enhancing Mailshell's real-time profile of spam in China and across Asia

LanGate's customers will also have access to LiveFeed, Mailshell's real-time reputation data service that uses advanced statistical models and a global data network to quantify email reputation for each message. Unlike binary 'good' or 'bad' rating systems, LiveFeed produces graduated trust ratings that automatically adjust over time as reputations change.

"Mailshell's SDK is the most flexible and easiest to integrate," said Shirley Poon, vice president of marketing at LanGate. "Working with Mailshell will decrease the impact on our internal resources, while increasing the quality of detection and service we can offer our customers."

Mailshell LiveFeed quantifies reputation via advanced statistical models, and unlike other reputation services that provide only a binary 'good' or 'bad' rating, LiveFeed provides granular trust ratings with automated adjustment over time as reputations change. By focusing reputation on mathematical models, rather than simply an 'IP black list' approach, LiveFeed provides more accurate, highly scalable detection.

"LanGate's focus and expertise in the Chinese market is an exciting new partnership in our global network of OEM partners," said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "LanGate's integration of our technology, and contribution to our global data network, make this relationship truly mutually beneficial."

About Mailshell: Mailshell is the world's leading email reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing engine provider. Via Mailshell's OEM partners, more than 6,000 companies and 15 million consumers worldwide rely on "Powered by Mailshell" filters to block spam and phishing. Mailshell's software helps its OEM partners, including Computer Associates, Secure Computing, ZyXEL, Webroot, Eset and AVG, among others, generate new anti-spam revenue, up-sell existing products to new anti-spam customers, and cut anti-spam engineering and support costs to near zero. Mailshell's headquarters are located in San Francisco. For more information, visit

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