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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Reviewed: SecurityGateway, spam and virus filter for Exchange (and other email servers)

Product review by ITSMDailyIndependent analyst and security director for EncSec, Graeme Batsman has appeared in, and advised, publications including SC Magazine, The Independent, Microsoft, Metro, Experian and many more.

Graeme had recently been testing a number of email security products including those from vendors such as Barracuda and Sophos when we contacted him about ‘hot off the press’ SecurityGateway version 3.0.

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Partner briefing: What’s new in SecurityGateway v3.0?

Big price changes, adjustments to the licencing model and a new antivirus engine. 

SecurityGateway v3.0 looks fantastic and last week I ran a live 20 minute webinar update for the partner channel going over the key changes…

View our forthcoming live webinar sessions.

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How to prevent email account hijacking (and getting blacklisted!) with MDaemon

Account Hijack Detection - MDaemonHow can MDaemon Messaging Server help prevent accounts from being hijacked (and your company email server from being black listed)?

Finding out that your mail server is being used to relay SPAM can be a major headache for admins and a black mark on your company. As an MDaemon user, fortunately you have plenty of tools at your disposal to help prevent this from happening.

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MDaemon 13 beta preview: Part 3 – Detect and stop hijacked MDaemon accounts

One of the more common customers support calls i get relates to MDaemon suddenly sending vast amounts of spam email. This floods the outbound Internet connection and everything crawls to a halt.

Secondary to this the server’s public IP address can get listed on various external SMTP blacklists which the customer then has to request removal from.

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Why we tend to recommend NOT having a secondary MX these days

I often speak to users of Exchange alternative MDaemon who are wondering why they’ve suddenly started receiving a larger volume of spam than usual.

When I take a look at their installations it’s not uncommon to find a secondary mail server in place with its own MX record.

It’s this second delivery path that can be the root cause of the problem and it’s not unusual for the customer to be blissfully unaware either, as quite often they’re configured by the DNS provider or their ISP automatically.

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