We are pleased to announce that GFI has launched two hosted email security and continuity solutions for small and medium-sized businesses – GFI MAX MailProtection and GFI MAX MailEdge.

These two products form part of the new GFI MAX family of hosted IT solutions and follow the acquisition of Katharion, a leading hosted email security provider in Los Angeles, USA.

GFI MAX MailProtection is a proven, highly effective, and low maintenance Cloud-based email security solution that offers next-generation technology to protect thousands of organizations from spam and viruses while also providing valuable email continuity.

GFI MAX MailProtection uses a multi-layered approach to spam filtering to stop spam, viruses, and other email threats before they reach the network or mail server. Incoming email is redirected to the service’s fully redundant, multi-tenanted network and application architecture, which processes messages in real-time via both traditional spam filtering techniques and leading-edge approaches to message analysis including authenticity checks, message fingerprinting, heuristic rule sets, extensive URI databases, real-time message source analysis, and customizable whitelists and blacklists.

GFI MAX MailEdge is a hosted frontline spam filtering and continuity solution for organizations that require an additional layer of security before email reaches their mail server thereby improving performance.

GFI MAX MailEdge is designed specifically to be used only in combination with an existing on-premise software or hardware anti-spam/anti-virus solution. This hybrid delivery model allows customers to maintain their existing set-up yet also maximize the benefits of having all inbound email filtered first in the cloud. Through its IP reputation filters, connection throttling, directory harvesting protection, and optional greylisting, GFI MAX MailEdge is able to safely block up to 90% of all spam emails and email threats before they reach the customer’s network.

Additionally, both services provide business continuity thanks to integrated queuing and on-demand mail functionality ensuring that customers can continue to access and respond to emails even when their own email server is offline.

GFI MAX MailProtection and GFI MAX MailEdge deliver a number of key benefits to customers, including:

  • Dramatically reduced bandwidth and processing power required for incoming email
  • An added level of security given the inherent scalability limitations and single point of failure of any on-premise solution dependent on a single server
  • A fast and easy setup with minimal effort and training, and no additional hardware
  • Full re-branding capabilities at all end-user touch-points, to allow partners of any size to easily and inexpensively offer the service as an OEM solution.

For more information about the GFI MAX range of hosted solutions go to: http://www.gfi.com/max-family.