Messaging Expert Mirapoint Sharpens Its Email Security Appliance Product Line With Razorgate

Building on its reputation as a provider of airtight email security solutions, Mirapoint has announced the RazorGate appliances – a new suite of email security solutions optimised to stop spam, viruses, hacker attacks, and other security threats that jeopardise today’s mission-critical message networks. Deployed at the edge of a customer’s network, the purpose-built RazorGate 100 and RazorGate 300 appliances are ideal email security solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses or for highly distributed organisations, and are designed to work with any existing email server.

Designed for sale through Mirapoint’s reseller partners, the RazorGate solutions are faster to deploy, provide more complete protection, and offer lower total cost of ownership (TCO) when compared with competitive security products, such as non-integrated ‘piece-meal’ alternatives sourced from multiple vendors or inflexible hosted filtering services with limited customisation and poor return on investment (ROI).

Mirapoint’s RazorGate appliances offer the most complete email security protection available in convenient, easy-to-deploy modular solutions. Both RazorGate appliances are based on Mirapoint’s Full-Spectrum technology, which boasts the industry’s “best accuracy for spam catch-rates with zero false positives”*. Powerful, industry-leading anti-virus technology is also available pre-integrated with all RazorGate appliances, as well as additional security capabilities for advanced content filtering, policy enforcement, intrusion detection, and SMTP connection management.

To meet the strong market demand for email security solutions, Mirapoint has partnered with over 50 worldwide resellers, including Paragon Systems, Secure Content Solutions, Newman Group, Intrinsic Networks, EZ Web Communications, Care Factor, KERNEL Networks, Drachenfels GmbH, and Inuit. Mirapoint will work with these and other channel partners to promote the RazorGate product family.

“Small and mid-sized businesses are actively searching for highly effective yet affordable protection at the gateway against spam, viruses, and hacker attacks,” said Deborah Mehigan, managing director, EZ Web Communications. “Mirapoint’s new RazorGate appliances offer a customer-proven solution that addresses customers’ end-to-end security needs. EZ Web Communications is excited to offer the new RazorGate appliances to its customers and help boost the security and reliability of their message networks.”

The new RazorGate products complement Mirapoint’s existing family of email security solutions. From high-end products like the Mirapoint Message Director to the RazorGate family, Mirapoint has the right solution to address the full range of needs for enterprise, service provider, education, or government customers

RazorGate 100-Fully Integrated Protection Against Spam, Virus, and Hacker Attacks

The RazorGate 100 is a compact, 1U appliance designed for rapid deployment alongside any existing email server to provide protection against spam, viruses, and hacker attacks. Targeted at organisations with less than 1,500 users, the RazorGate 100 provides a more cost-effective, easy-to-manage solution than competitive software-only or service-based offerings. The RazorGate 100 includes the following key features:

Mirapoint’s Full-Spectrum email security technology – Combines powerful spam analysis, identification, filtering, and management features, delivering industry’s best catch-rates with zero false positives.

DirectPath real-time scanning technology – Provides in-line scanning of message traffic without the complexity of managing and backing-up the message queue. With DirectPath, no messages are ever stored in queues; and in the unlikely event of a system failure, there is no chance that mission-critical email messages get lost or deleted.

Advanced content filtering – Enables the filtering of messages based on keywords in message body, header, or attachments, including HTML, Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Administrators can also configure policies for managing incoming and outgoing email traffic to protect against harassment or other types of email abuse.

RazorGate 300-Network-Hardened Multi-Layer Email Security for Larger Enterprises Designed for larger organisations of up to 5,000 users, the RazorGate 300 provides all of the features of the RazorGate 100, plus additional higher-end capabilities. The RazorGate 300 includes the following key features:

Integrated LDAP routing and queue management capabilities – Enables complex routing of email within an organisation’s message network or between multiple email servers. Integrated queue management tools provide granular control over incoming and outgoing message traffic, as well as quarantine queue capabilities for examining messages in transit.

Wiretap capability – Addresses emerging corporate liability, regulatory, or vertical industry requirements. Wiretap allows administrators to selectively and transparently monitor individual email. For example, if a message gets bounced, the end-user will not be notified in any way and the wiretap will not be compromised.

Secure email access – Provides a secure access proxy for existing web-based email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook Web Access, Lotus iNotes, or Mirapoint Webmail.

Carrier-grade reliability – Ensures 99.999% availability with redundant hardware components and battery backed-up redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) controllers.

Go-to-Market Kit Empowers Channel Partners
To simplify the sales and marketing of its new RazorGate appliances, Mirapoint will provide channel partners with a complete go-to-market kit. The kit includes data sheets, brochures, sales tools, customisable direct marketing and advertising materials, and comprehensive competitive information. Mirapoint will also provide funding of joint marketing efforts for the RazorGate appliances for qualified partners and programs.

Pricing & Availability
The RazorGate appliances are aggressively priced with a RazorGate 100 configuration for 300 users priced at $12,500 suggested U.S. list price. The RazorGate 100 is immediately available and the RazorGate 300 will be available in the first quarter of 2004. For more information or to purchase RazorGate appliances, please contact an authorised RazorGate reseller or Mirapoint directly at +44 (0)20 8610 6044 or info@mirapoint.com.

About Mirapoint
Mirapoint is a leader in solutions for message networks used by service provider, enterprise, education and government institutions. Customers use Mirapoint solutions to build message networks that intelligently and securely route, store, access and manage Internet messages, including email. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe For more information on Mirapoint, visit its Web site at www.mirapoint.com.




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