Comprehensive email threat protection from GFI Software

In order to help SMBs in the fight against email-borne threats, GFI Software today announced the availability of GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection.

The solution features anti-spam functionality, now combined with up to five virus detection engines, including the award-winning GFI VIPRE antivirus, to give SMBs protection against phishing, spam and virus-carrying emails.

Email is a critical business function that is also a conduit through which malware can enter an organisation and wreak havoc. A continuing battle for organizations of all sizes, spam emails represent more than 70% of all emails sent on a daily basis and a recent GFI survey of SMBs found that nearly half of respondents (44%) had suffered a data breach as a direct result of email-borne malware. 84% of those surveyed said the volume of spam in their organization had either increased (52%) or remained the same (32%) in the past year.

One of the main reasons SMBs are still struggling with the influx is that 48% simply rely on the anti-spam component of their antivirus solution to block spam, rather than employing a dedicated email security solution. GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection combines GFI’s top email security technologies to deliver a spam capture rate greater than 99% with low false positives and multiple antivirus engines, mitigating the risks associated with malware-laden email.

GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection has bolstered its robust anti-spam and anti-phishing capabilities by adding GFI VIPRE and Bitdefender virus scanning engines to its protection capabilities. For heightened protection, administrators may also license additional engines from Kaspersky Lab, McAfee and Norman. By integrating robust virus detection into GFI MailEssentials, IT administrators can now deploy a complete, easy-to-use email security solution, all managed from a single, redesigned and intuitive, web-based dashboard.

Existing GFI MailEssentials customers will be able to easily upgrade to GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection and enjoy the same reliable spam detection they have come to value and expect, together with the benefit of award-winning antivirus capabilities. Similarly, GFI MailSecurity customers will be able to upgrade to GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection and avail themselves of top-notch spam filtering in addition to the robust email security they have grown accustomed to.

“It is clear that email-borne threats are as dangerous as ever, and although spam is not a new problem, it is one that SMBs still need to adequately address,” said Phil Bousfield, general manager, Infrastructure business unit, at GFI Software. “Spammers and malware writers are well aware that even the most savvy end-user can be fooled into clicking a link in an email and infecting their computer or entire company network. GFI MailEssentials 2012 UnifiedProtection gives administrators more peace of mind, knowing that far fewer spam and virus-carrying emails will make it to end user mailboxes.”

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