Engate Source Interdiction(TM) technology enables router and gateway products to offer anti-spam protection with 97+% accuracy
RENO, NV – August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Engate Technology Corporation (www.engate.com), an emerging IT security company, announced today an innovative approach to spam prevention with the introduction of its diskless, small footprint, embeddable spam interdiction technology. The new patent pending technology, available on the EMS 1500, empowers hardware OEMs with unprecedented capability to analyze and reject email at the protocol layer, thereby interdicting unwanted and malicious mail before it leaves the sender’s server.
Concentrating on the spammer rather than the spam is a radical departure in this industry. Engate establishes the reputation of spammers and their networks, so wherever the spammer goes, his reputation follows him. The new technology, which has been available on the Engate MailSentinel(TM) EMS 2500 network appliance for service providers and enterprise for over a year, is now adapted to an embedded environment commonly found on firewalls, routers, cable modems and wireless access points. The technology is capable of very high throughput.
“Web Crossing’s customers require reliable, scalable services. Engate’s products provide this today, and their technology makes it impossible for a spammer to crack,” said Tim Lundeen, President & CEO, Web Crossing. “We’ve integrated Engate’s anti-spam screening with our products for a more productive customer experience and spam-free mailboxes, while simultaneously reducing our network load.”
“There is a significant need for a small footprint, highly accurate, embeddable spam interdiction technology to block spam while it is in the public space,” said Wil Cochran, CEO of Engate Technology Corporation.
“Four years ago we realized the only way to stop spam was to prevent it from ever entering the network,” added Rich White, Engate’s CTO. “We set out to build a ‘first-of-its kind’ solution that solves the spam problem at the source.”
Unprecedented Technology Improves Email Security
The Engate MailSentinel uses patent pending Engate Source Interdiction technology to prevent unwanted or malicious e-mail from leaving the source, thereby never entering the network. Unlike other spam detection technologies that analyze the content of a message to determine its legitimacy, the Engate solution analyzes the actual SMTP session to detect the “tricks” used by spammers to hide their identity. The result is improved network protection, performance and resource utilization. This approach identifies and eliminates over 97% of attempted spam transmissions with a .0002% false positive rate.
With the Engate solution, e-mail is never stored at the gateway. The Engate approach creates an environment that is highly efficient and reliable with no need for a hard disk, and the entire program runs in less than 17 MB of RAM making it embeddable in many firewalls and other gateway devices.
For organizations that are interested in deploying Engate spam interdiction technology today, Engate offers the Engate MailSentinel EMS 2500 appliance. The Engate MailSentinel EMS 2500 appliance is a highly cost effective gateway that is easily installed with virtually no on-going maintenance. A typical IT department can deploy the MailSentinel in less than an hour. Pricing for the Engate MailSentinel EMS 2500 appliance starts at $1695, including a 12 month subscription contract and customer support.
Engate is approaching potential OEMs interested in licensing the EMS 1500 product technology which is adaptable to a variety of platforms. Evaluation units will be available in August 2005.
About Engate Technology Corporation
Engate Technology Corporation was founded in 2003 to provide a new generation of spam/malicious mail protection and IP security technologies. Engate has filed seven patents relating to the technology. The Engate founders are a team of successful entrepreneurs with backgrounds in networking, Internet security and Bell Labs.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.engate.com or contact Wil Cochran of Engate Technology Corp. at pr @ engate.com.
“Engate MailSentinel(TM)” and “Engate Source Interdiction(TM)” are trademarks of Engate Technology Corporation.