Monday May 13, 9:09 am Eastern Time
Press ReleaseSOURCE: ActiveState Corp.
Complete Email Security for Enterprises Now Available: ActiveState's PerlMx Captures Over 98% of Spam
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2002--
ActiveState, the leader in open languages, today announced the 2.0
release of PerlMx, the most effective email filtering system
available. PerlMx blocks more than 98% of unsolicited email at the
gateway, securing the network by filtering mail before it reaches the
desktop. PerlMx supports the most widely used mail transfer agent,
PerlMx provides enterprises with a complete email security
solution by identifying and quarantining spam, protecting against
viruses, enforcing corporate communications compliance policies, and
allowing mail administrators to automatically compile usage
statistics. The powerful content security features protect enterprises
against productivity losses, network downtime, and vulnerability of
Spam is widely recognized as a growing problem. Internet research
company Jupiter Media Metrix estimates that by 2006 junk emails will
more than double, with the average user receiving 1,400 spam emails,
totaling over 206 billion in the US alone. Present attempts to address
this, either through self-regulation by the direct marketing industry,
or through identification of known spammers, have been ineffective. An
ActiveState study found that only 2% of UCE (unsolicited commercial
email) is guideline compliant, and that only 31% of spam is identified
by the most common anti-spam method, realtime blackhole lists (RBL).
"PerlMx has been phenomenal in catching close to 100% of the spam
we receive and that's with more than 15,000 emails going through our
network every day. The response from our users has been incredibly
positive," said Rob Henderson, Associate Facilities Director, Computer
Science Department, Indiana University. "It was also a breeze to
install, taking me only an hour to deploy."
PerlMx's standard filters are pre-built to readily address email
content security and management. These include:
- SpamCheck - identifies and quarantines unsolicited email,
using a set of weighted tests to determine the overall
probability of spam during the delivery process.
- VirusCheck - checks executable content or file names in email
for known viruses and will reject, redirect, clean, log,
quarantine or annotate the message.
- PolicyCheck: provides keyword checking, mail auditing, mail
archiving, mail conversion, and mail banners.
- AdminCheck - gathers statistics about email processed such as
source IP address, sender, recipient, body size, and more.
"The growing flood of spam is a significant productivity issue for
enterprises, who are increasingly using email as a critical
communications tool," said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO, ActiveState.
"Our anti-spam filter utilizes several analytical techniques to reach
the high 98% spam block rate, which we are constantly adapting and
updating as spammers become more sophisticated."
"Perhaps the single biggest thrust of PerlMx 2.0 has been to make
it trivially easy to install, configure and run the product, to the
point where knowledge of Perl is not a prerequisite," said Gurusamy
Sarathy, PerlMx Tech Lead. "Various standard filters are available to
address most common email content management needs, including spam and
virus protection. And when it comes to extending or customizing it to
fit unique needs, email content managers have at their disposal the
world's most powerful text processing language, Perl."
PerlMx is priced per CPU. For additional details please go to
ActiveState is the leader in open language products and services.
ActiveState's key technologies are Perl, Python, Tcl, PHP, and XSLT.
Our offerings provide assurance and productivity for open languages
and server side email management.(C) ActiveState Corporation 2002.
ActiveState and PerlMx are trademarks of ActiveState Corp. All
other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective
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