GFI MailEssentials earns Windows Server 2003 certification through VeriTest

London, UK, 12 July 2005 – GFI today announced that GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP, its server-based anti-spam solution for Exchange and SMTP servers, has achieved the Windows Server 2003 certification from Microsoft Corp through VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge (Nasdaq:LIOX). This certification is based on an established technical standard to identify software applications that are secure and manageable, and that run reliably on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

The “Certified for Windows Server 2003” certification is conducted on business-critical applications and it is valued by analysts and enterprise customers alike because it verifies features that make applications more robust and manageable. GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP met these rigorous requirements after being tested by VeriTest, the only authorized worldwide lab to test enterprise applications for Microsoft’s “Certified for Windows” program.

“GFI MailEssentials provides a proven spam detection rate of over 98%, thanks to its multi-layered approach that includes advanced Bayesian analysis and other methods. The product’s achievement of the “Certified for Windows Server 2003″ certification confirms GFI’s reputation as a developer of quality software that offers great value to customers,” said David Vella, Product Manager at GFI. “It is a badge of honor that serves as a respected independent testimony of the value and reliability of GFI MailEssentials.”

“This certification through VeriTest provides GFI customers added confidence in their purchase of GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP,” said Katrina Teague, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions at VeriTest. “Confirming that the product meets Microsoft’s stringent standards assures end-users that they can experience a higher level of reliability and a lower total cost of ownership than if they were to purchase a similar non-certified product.”

The full certification results obtained by GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP may be viewed at

About GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP

GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP offers spam protection at server level and eliminates the need to install and update anti-spam software on each desktop. GFI MailEssentials offers a fast set-up and a high spam detection rate using Bayesian analysis and other methods – no configuration required, very low false positives through its automatic whitelist, and the ability to automatically adapt to the email environment and to constantly tune and improve spam detection. It also enables network administrators to sort spam to users’ junk mail folders. GFI MailEssentials also adds key email tools to the mail server: disclaimers, reporting, mail archiving and monitoring, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading. More information and a full evaluation version are available at

About GFI

GFI Software Ltd is a leading provider of network security, content security and messaging software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax server software for Exchange and SMTP servers; GFI MailSecurity email security software for Exchange and SMTP servers; GFI MailEssentials server-based anti-spam software; GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) security scanning and patch management software; GFI Network Server Monitor network management software; and GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) that performs network-wide event log management and auditing. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Australia and Malta, and operates through a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award. For more information about GFI, visit

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