ServGate Technologies is adding anti-spam software to the upgrades available for its EdgeForce multi-function security platforms.
Based on McAfee's anti-spam software SpamAssassin, the new software module can work with ServGate’s anti-virus tool, which is also based on McAfee software. McAfee claims the anti-spam software catches 95% of all spam.
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Standard EdgeForce platforms come with firewall and VPN gateway software installed and can be enhanced with additional software modules called FlexModules. The remaining FlexModules boost firewall and VPN speeds.
For ServGate platforms with both anti-spam and anti-virus modules, the spam module first filters out junk e-mail and the anti-virus module filters only the e-mail that remains, saving processing time.
The anti-spam module is available now and the price depends on the EdgeForce model for which it is intended. For a basic EdgeForce, a one-year anti-spam licence costs $1,295. For EdgeForce Plus it costs $2,495 and for EdgeForce Accel the price is $3,995.
Tim Greene writes for IDG News Service.