SecurityGateway v4.0 – Enhanced Spoofing Attack Protection, New Interface and More…

SecurityGateway v4.0Whether it’s mildly irritating offers for cut-price blue pills, or something altogether more sinister such as holding your company files ransom, today’s cyber-criminals are using increasingly sophisticated and varied techniques to target your business by email.

Today saw the latest major release of SecurityGateway, a software firewall that sits between your Exchange, MDaemon, Kerio or Smartermail server, and your router, protecting your organisation from spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing and more.

In this post, we take a whistle-stop tour of the new features.

As always, this is just our highlights, a comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the SecurityGateway Release Notes.

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Using Reverse Lookups to Reduce Spam

To the unfamiliar, the ‘Reverse Lookup’ might sound like something you’d see in one of Tom Daley’s diving routines.

However in email and DNS terms, it’s an essential security check which can dramatically reduce the amount of spam you’re seeing. It’s also one of those many tricky DNS areas that causes confusion so I hope this post will help demystify it a little.

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How to Migrate an SSL Certificate to a New Server

We recently needed to migrate our own internal MDaemon and SecurityGateway server to a new location. Luckily we often do this for customers and we have guides specifically written to help with this process.

Migrating MDaemon

Migrating SecurityGateway

However one of the areas which we felt we haven’t documented before is how to also migrate an existing SSL certificate that was being used by multiple services in these products.

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Threat report: Apple users becoming #1 target, Shellshock bug and more…

Cyren’s quarterly Internet Threat Trends reports are a MUST READ for IT professionals and MSP’s alike and this one is no exception.

You could be forgiven for not recognising the Cyren name as they’ve recently rebranded from Commtouch, however Cyren are a huge player in the world of Internet security and provide the technology used by industry giants such as Google, Microsoft, Intel and T-Mobile.

Their real-time threat protection and antivirus engine also powers both MDaemon Messaging Server and SecurityGateway for Exchange.

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Professional videos of every speaker at our recent partner event

Alt-N Technologies, BackupAssist, MailStore….they were all there. And that’s not all, we were even fortunate enough to bag a couple of inspirational guest victims speakers!

Yes, just in case you’ve missed us shouting about it every five minutes, last month was our “PartnerMeet” event in Canary Wharf. As you’ve probably gathered, we don’t do these that often (as often as we should!) and we were thrilled with the way it went, not least because of the great presentations made by the speakers we’d lined up for the day.

If you weren’t able to make it along then a) forever hold your head in shame and b) do not fear, we planned for this and took the liberty of booking a film crew to capture the lot.

Enjoy footage in glorious HD of each and every presentation on the day….

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Support queries shared: “SSL negotiation failed” errors in SMTP logs

Today’s nugget of MDaemon wisdom comes from conversations I’ve had with a small number of customers reporting they’re unable to send outbound email to specific recipients.

Upon closer inspection of the error in the SMTP (OUT) log, there’s a message reading “SSL negotiation failed“.

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London PartnerMeet 2014 – Highlights Video and Photos

PartnerMeet 2014October, as you’ll probably know, is the unofficial ‘silly season’ for IT gatherings in the UK.

It’s around this time each year, vendors, exhibition companies and industry bodies go all out competing for the attention of the IT support companies and MSP’s they’d like at their events.

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