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No Gloom from MyDoom for Borderware's MXtreme Customers

  • 05 March, 2004 09:56

<p>As an Australian Distributor for Borderware for over 8 years, Open Systems Australia would like to provide you with the following news release.</p>
<p>No Gloom from MyDoom for BorderWare's MXtreme Customers
MyDoom Attacks More Frequent than Spam</p>
<p>London – January 30, 2004 – BorderWare Technologies Inc., The Security Appliances Company, today confirmed that no MXtreme Mail Firewall customers have been affected by the MyDoom outbreak or any of its variants and mutations.
According to report logs generated by an MXtreme customer – one of the largest corporations in Scandinavia – and sent to BorderWare technicians, MyDoom and its variants have attacked the customer more than 30,000 times in the past 24 hours, more than twice the number of spam messages in the same period. Reports volunteered to BorderWare from other customers around the globe indicate a similar pattern.</p>
<p>The MXtreme Mail Firewall installs at the network edge to deliver the most comprehensive perimeter security for email systems. MXtreme prevents any number of threats to email systems from spam, viruses, Trojans and worms, to malformed messages and denial-of-service attacks, while enabling overall email server functionality with sophisticated routing and delivery. MXtreme also provides secure remote access for Web Mail, and secure authenticated session proxies for Outlook Web Access (OWA) and iNotes.
To combat viruses, MXtreme integrates Kaspersky Anti-Virus (KAV), which recently added a "Best Buy" from SC Magazine to its growing number of awards and accolades. An unlimited license of KAV is available with each MXtreme, making it very cost effect for enterprises to build a layered defence against virus attacks at the perimeter.</p>
<p>"In larger enterprises, there may be several email servers sitting inside the network that would have to be updated with the latest anti-virus protection at the same time. One key advantage of protecting messaging systems at the perimeter, is that you can protect all of those backend mail servers simultaneously," said John Alsop, President and CEO, BorderWare Technologies.</p>
<p>About BorderWare</p>
<p>BorderWare Technologies Inc. is The Security Appliances Company. The company's comprehensive network firewall+VPN and "application-specific" appliances for email, DNS, and document collaboration, protect mission-critical network resources in sensitive environments and are deployed at various military, intelligence, defence, national security agencies, and corporations worldwide. BorderWare has affiliations and partnerships with some of the industry's most prominent companies in Internet infrastructure and security including Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, RSA Security, Brightmail, Kaspersky Labs, BlueCat Networks, Network Engines
and SSH Communications Security. Founded in 1994, BorderWare is a private company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Dallas, San Jose, and Washington DC.
For more information visit</p>
<p>About Open Systems Australia</p>
<p>Open Systems Australia, a Canberra based company, was founded 13 years ago with the aim of providing high-end security, computing and data networking solutions for Fortune-500 Corporations, Federal and State Government Departments, Australia-wide.
This has developed into an extensive distribution business servicing over 2000 resellers Australia wide. Open Systems Australia has the in-house project management and technical / engineering capabilities to undertake virtually any I.T. project, anywhere in the Pacific region. Open Systems Australia has been proud to work with Borderware since the inception of their product range.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Sarah Hawkins
Marketing Manager
Open Systems Australia
02 6261 4900</p>
<p>(c) 2004 BorderWare Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. BorderWare, The Security Appliances Company, and MXtreme are
trademarks of BorderWare Technologies Inc. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective manufacturers.</p>

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