F-Secure has launched an email filtering gateway offering both spam and virus protection and a single management console for network administrators.
The F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway P-Series, intended for use by universities, governments and large enterprises, features the Linux operating system and uses anti-spam technology that analyses the structural content and attributes of messages to separate valid items from suspicious ones.
F-Secure said the P-series can be used in cluster configurations to accommodate datacentres located in different places. Security administrators are able to use a web-based interface to set email policies, monitor the infrastructure and configure features for end-users.
The new system has been designed to work alongside identity management systems such as Microsoft's Active Directory, IBM's Domino Directory or other LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) offerings.
There’s no doubt that we’re likely to see a rash of this sort of offering, combining a range of protections. Once again, it has to be simple to use.