VANCOUVER, British Columbia – September 16, 2002 – ActiveState's updated PerlMx 2.1 is a complete email filtering system for spam and virus protection, and corporate policy enforcement. Over 98% effective in removing spam from inbound email, PerlMx analyzes email during processing to identify spam before it's delivered. Built on powerful open source technologies, PerlMx utilizes SpamAssassin, is extensible in Perl, and provides native support for sendmail. Key new features in PerlMx 2.1:
- hides the complexity of sendmail by automating sendmail integration tasks
- email content firewall capability allows PerlMx to interoperate with any corporate email system. In addition to native support for sendmail, PerlMx acts as an email gateway and can be deployed for use with any existing MTA
- optimized virus scanning system delivers a significant improvement in throughput
"As an ISP that processes half a million messages daily, we are very concerned about the offensive nature and amount of spam our customers receive. From their perspective, the responsibility for stopping spam is ours, so we needed to find an extremely effective solution or risk losing them," said Hugh Messenger, Senior Network Administrator, AlaWeb Internet Services. "PerlMx gave us the configurability we needed to be extremely aggressive in identifying and quarantining spam. During our evaluation we ran PerlMx side by side with a leading competitor. After three weeks of tests, PerlMx significantly outperformed the competition, stopping over 30% more spam with almost complete accuracy."