Engate Technology Corporation, a leading anti-spam provider and pioneer of next generation network profiling anti-botnet solutions, today announced the latest release of its flagship product, Engate MailSentinel™ 3.6. The new release introduces significant enhancements to its proprietary GlobalRules™ database, enabling organizations to instantly detect botnets and preemptively stop the delivery of email-borne attacks such as spam, viruses and worms at the protocol level with customer-proven 99% accuracy. Engate MailSentinel is available to service providers and enterprises and can be licensed to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors.
Botnets are one of the most dangerous online security threats today where it is estimated that 40% of the 800 million computers on the Internet unsuspectingly distribute spam, steal private data, launch crippling denial-of-service attacks, and spread new infections. Botnets are difficult to detect and even more challenging to stop as their dynamic and adaptive capabilities empower them to self-propagate through their own established peer-to-peer networks and evade conventional detection techniques by covertly relocating the command server and spam load to another, as-yet-undiscovered, bot.
Conventional Security Approaches are Obsolete
By design, botnets are very effective in defeating conventional anti-spam technologies because the emails are covertly sent from trusted sources, rendering today’s anti-spam technologies such as reputation systems and blacklists obsolete. Likewise, traditional content filtering solutions are failing as botnets continue to use innovative forms of image spam, pdf spam and audio files, etc. to bypass filters. As these innovative forms of spam are typically five to ten times larger than a text-based message, the problem intensifies as email servers and network bandwidth becomes overloaded with the growing size and volume of spam, disrupting the efficient delivery of legitimate email.
Network Profiling Technology Eliminates Botnet Threats at the Connection Level
Utilizing global network intelligence, Engate’s advanced network profiling technology delivers unprecedented real-time visibility into malicious sources from around the world. Engate’s anti-botnet solution employs patented network profiling, source verification, and anti-forgery techniques to identify and block email-borne botnet attacks in real-time and at the protocol layer, while allowing legitimate email to pass to the recipient.
Engate uniquely profiles every IP address within the network, segregates legitimate mail servers from all other network hosts, and establishes proprietary ’smart rules‘ that have the unique ability to immediately identify compromised computers, detect protocol fraud, and intelligently reject illicit connections at the network level. Engate’s global intelligence is instantly aware of new computers that become members of botnets and stops the distribution of email-borne threats at the protocol level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to compromise IT resources, slow down network performance, crash servers and invade privacy.
Engate’s proactive anti-botnet protection delivers customer-proven 99% accuracy at wire speed, helping to ensure business continuity and deliver substantial benefits to a myriad of organizations:
• Enterprises safeguard their data, reduce bandwidth and storage costs, conserve IT resources and improve user productivity by reducing the time dealing with spam on the desktop, laptop and PDAs.
• ISPs identify infected computers, shut down spam relays, prevent identity theft, and restore the bandwidth subscribers have paid for.
• Hardware and software OEMs differentiate their products with a deeper layer of security that stops botnet-driven attacks at the network level with the highest accuracy in the market.
Protocol-independent Anti-botnet Security Cannot be Compromised
Unlike traditional content filter and reputation security technologies, Engate cannot be compromised because it pro-actively works with the source of networks at the protocol layer rather than reactively filtering and storing spam messages inside the network. Engate’s protocol-independent technology is ideal for SMTP, instant messaging, mobile applications, and protocols such as VoIP as they become an increasingly popular mechanism to distribute malicious files and executables.
“Engate continues to deliver on the promise of proactive email security with a unique network profiling technology that delivers an unparalleled real-time view of offending networks. Engate preemptively detects rogue PCs before the first spam is transmitted, which permanently blocks all variations of spam at the protocol level,” said Richard White, Chief Technology Officer, Engate Technology. “No botnet, regardless of its sophistication, can penetrate Engate’s proprietary technology. Engate acts as a silent and undetected observer where we are invisibly profiling offending networks and monitoring malicious activity. By using envelope source information along with a multitude of proprietary techniques, we cannot be compromised by a botnet’s present or future tactics. Engate offers a permanent solution to protecting organizations from new and ever-evolving threats that current content filters and reputations systems cannot stop.”
Hardware and Software OEMs Differentiate with Real-time, Anti-botnet Protection
With a leading vision of the email security market, Engate delivers incremental value to security software, appliance, router, firewall, and UTM vendors by augmenting their multi-layer security strategies with future proof anti-botnet security. Engate’s unique network profiling technology empowers OEM vendors to achieve industry-leading 99% accuracy with the lowest rate of false positives – improving customer renewals and competitive conversions.
With Engate, OEM vendors differentiate their products by helping enterprise customers to radically reduce the large volume of unwanted traffic from reaching their email gateway -- improving throughput as much as ten fold and delivering unmatched performance with no mail delivery delays. Proactively detecting botnets and blocking spam at the network level enables organizations to lower capital and operating costs as a result of reduced bandwidth, storage and processing power. In addition, user and IT productivity is significantly improved by radically reducing the large volume of unwanted traffic prior to reaching the desktop, laptop and mobile PDA devices.
Fast, Easy and Risk-free Evaluation
Companies can sign up today for a free trial of Engate’s network layer anti-spam security. Registrants have the option to sign up for an on-premise or a hosted trial evaluation. This no-cost, fully-functional trial version is a fast, easy and risk-free way for organizations to evaluate Engate’s preemptive anti-spam functionality. Within minutes of installing, users will experience comprehensive protection from spam, image spam, pdf spam, phish, and email-borne attacks, etc.
About Engate Technology
Engate Technology Corporation (engate.com) is a leading anti-spam provider and pioneer of next generation network profiling email security solutions for service providers and enterprises, and can be licensed to security software, appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. The company‘s award-winning flagship product, Engate MailSentinel™, is instantly aware of new computers that become members of botnets and stops the distribution of email-borne threats at the protocol level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to compromise IT resources, slow down network performance, crash servers and invade privacy.