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May 20, 2010

Apptix Launches New Email Security and Anti-Spam Solutions

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Hosted Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange email, SharePoint and business VoIP services provider, Apptix has announced the availability of two new email security and anti-spam solutions for on-premise e-mail systems.

The new Apptix (News - Alert) Email Defense with Continuity and Apptix Perimeter Email Defense are both hosted and designed to protect in-house email servers with top-to-bottom spam and virus protection. Both solutions will also supplement existing email protection solutions.
"By blocking known spammers and potentially harmful email traffic at the perimeter, Apptix's new email defense solutions quickly pay for themselves by eliminating up to 80 percent of spam traffic being delivered to corporate e-mail systems, not to mention protecting the company from devastating email attacks," said James Bond, vice president of product and software development for Apptix, in a statement.

"Message continuity ensures employees can maintain email communications if internal email systems are ever down. This is e-mail protection that no company should be without, and the Apptix solutions can be deployed and protecting systems in minutes with no start up or equipment costs."

The Apptix Perimeter Email Defense is created for those businesses seeking to supplement or reduce the load on existing on-premise anti-spam solutions and better protect against email attacks such as Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs) or Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Harmful messages are blocked from the corporate network through filtering rules based on real-time blacklisting.

With Apptix Email Defense Continuity, this complete, full-server email security suite includes the capabilities of the Apptix Perimeter Email Defense solution, plus full spam protection policies and message continuity in the event of an outage. This solution is designed to protect communications systems with proven spam filters, anti-virus engines, content filtering and fraud detection.

If an outage occurs, ongoing e-mail exchanges are queued off-site in a secure location for as long as 60 days and are automatically synced with the on-premise system once service is restored. A secure Web portal is then used to send, receive or store email messages, allowing employees to continue to email while maintenance is conducted on in-house systems.
In other Apptix news, the company announced in March the launch of hosted Microsoft Office Communications Server Release 2. The release is designed to help customers receive Web conferencing for secure Instant Messaging products individually or bundled with Apptix's other business communications services.
Earlier this month, Apptix launched the Active Directory Synchronization Tool, which is designed to automatically synchronize changes in on-premise active directory databases to Apptix's hosted active director.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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