TROY MI — OCTOBER 18, 2007 —
Computer Mail Services, Inc. (CMS), a leading
email security and management software provider, announces the
availability of XE-Filter v2, software designed to block
spam email based upon its country of origin.
XE-Filter v2 adds DNS
Blacklist querying as a fourth layer of email filtering
blacklists and "Country-of-Origin".
A locally held cache of blacklisted IP
addresses speeds XE-Filter's DNSBL operations by preventing
repeated queries to possibly distant or slow-responding Blacklist Servers.
XE-Filter v2 can automatically deliver, to any email
report on the
effectiveness of filtering operations. Set to daily,
weekly or monthly periods, these statistical reports offer
insight into the performance of the four levels of XE-Filter
Other new features include the addition of an
IP address import utility
that simplifies whitelist and blacklist management.
External files containing lists of IP addresses are now easily
added to XE-Filter. .
"I installed the newest version of
XE-Filter. Now, I am successfully eliminating 98.7% of all
incoming spam. Those are real statistics, not fluff.
XE-Filter has enabled me to solve a big problem not just for
this client, but for other ECS clients", said Marc
Boulware, Network and Computer Security Specialist for Excell
Simple in concept, cost-effective and requiring
very little administrative effort, XE-Filter is the first
country-centric spam filter. Using the connecting IP address of the
mail server attempting to send the message, XE-Filter determines the
originating country and checks against an administrator-specified
banned country list. If the email originates from a banned country,
the message is refused.
With the addition of XE-Filter's DNSBL capabilities, messages
originating from allowed countries can now be checked. Today,
with the large amount originating from infected machines in
allowed countries, this
additional layer of filtering substantially increases
XE-Filter installs on the Microsoft Exchange
2000/2003 server that is the point of entry of inbound email
traffic. For non-Exchange sites, it can be installed on any PC
with server or professional editions of the Windows OS, to act as the gateway with the Internet. XE-Filter works with
existing anti-spam filters.
XE-Filter is available now with prices starting
at US$295 per for 25 users or less. A 21-day
evaluation version of
XE-Filter is available from the CMS website,
ABOUT COMPUTER MAIL SERVICES, INC.
Founded in 1982, Sterling Heights, Michigan-based Computer
Mail Services, Inc. (CMS) is a privately held company with expertise
in the development of messaging related products: Praetor®
, XE-Filter, BL-Monitor and ES-Insight.
Praetor is a registered trademark of Computer Mail Services, Inc.
XE-Filter, ES-Insight and BL‑Monitor are trademarks of Computer Mail