GFI MailSecurity Awarded ICSA Labs Certification for Anti-Virus Protection

Comprehensive email security package incorporates multiple virus engines to block email threats; also provides exploit detection, threats analysis & email content checking

London, UK, 30 May 2002 – GFI MailSecurity, GFI’s new email security package for Exchange and SMTP servers, has been awarded anti-virus certification from ICSA Labs. The certification provides independent confirmation that GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP protects networks against email viruses.

ICSA Labs is universally recognized for its security product testing. To achieve ICSA Anti-Virus Product Certification, GFI MailSecurity had to pass ICSA Labs’ rigorous virus detection tests to identify viruses that cause infection in the real world and other email viruses. The testing procedure will be repeated regularly to ensure continued compliance to ICSA’s standards.

“The certification from ICSA Labs demonstrates that, through its combination of multiple anti-virus engines, an email exploit shield, a threats engine, and email content and attachment checking, GFI MailSecurity delivers powerful protection against email viruses and attacks,” said Nick Galea, GFI CEO.

“ICSA’s certification of GFI MailSecurity’s anti-virus capabilities gives security administrators assurance from an independent third-party that the product provides effective defense against viruses,” said Larry Bridwell, content security program manager at ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation.

GFI MailSecurity – which was also awarded the West Coast Labs Checkmark anti-virus certification – includes Norman Virus Control, 16-time winner of the Virus Bulletin 100% award, and SOFTWIN’s BitDefender, which holds ICSA certification for Windows XP. The McAfee virus scanning engine can be added for an additional charge. This enables users to run multiple virus engines simultaneously, eliminating dependence on one vendor and providing maximum protection against new virus assaults.

GFI MailSecurity also includes:
* An industry-first exploit shield that protects users from current and future email viruses and attacks that use known exploits;
* An email threats engine to analyse & defuse HTML scripts, .exe files and more; and
* An email content and attachment checking module that quarantines dangerous emails.

Pricing and availability
GFI MailSecurity comes both in an Exchange 2000 VS API (Virus Scanning API) edition (available now from authorized distributors or online at and in a gateway version that can be used with either Exchange Server 5.5 or any SMTP server (available for beta download at Pricing for both editions starts at US$295 for 10 users and includes a year of free anti-virus engine updates. More product information can be found at

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world’s top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests 95% of products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, cryptography, IPSec, VPN, firewall, PC firewall, intrusion detection and content security.

About GFI
GFI is a leading provider of Windows-based security and communications software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and fax server for networks; GFI MailSecurity email content/ exploit checking and anti-virus software; and the GFI LANguard family of network security products. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has six offices in the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and Malta, and has a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion 2000 (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award.

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