updated 04:20 pm EST, Fri January 7, 2005
, a new softwarwe solution designed to work with an administrator's existing email server to eliminate spam and other unwanted email with virtually no false-positives. Spamcaster Gateway can be configured to filter email prior to delivery to their ISP and either to quarantine, flag, delete or bounce unwanted email. Outspring says it is compatible with virtually every email server and ISP. Spamcaster Gateway utilizes a database of spam identifiers, which is continuously updated by Outspring. Outspring says it processes thousands of emails every day to find new spam identifiers. The company will preview the product at Macworld Expo.
Spamcaster Gateway receives automatic database updates, without the need for installation or configuration. Outspring's database also contains
identifiers to detect scam ("phishing") emails and virus attachments. Outspring claims that the product is easy to install and requires just a few minutes a week to manage. Once installed, Spamcaster provides a detailed summary report that enables the administrator to fine-tune their email threat strategy, respond quickly to unique threats, and implement changes with a minimum of day-to-day management.
The company expects the product to ship by Q2 2005. It will cost $500 and will include a one-year subscription to the service that provides automatic and frequent database updates.