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LinuxPlanet: PureMessage Raises E-mail Admin Standard

Sep 02, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Spam has a real and terrible cost burden that it places on systems administrators around the world. Viruses trying to pass through to unsuspecting Windows desktop users are the bane of IT's existance.

"But as early as 1997, two men saw the coming storm and started their own company to create a line of products that would protect systems from the deluge.

"The men were Dick Hardt and Tim O'Reilly (of the highly successful O'Reilly tech book series). The company was ActiveState.

"ActiveState's flagship product to administer e-mail and filter out the junk is PureMessage, which recently won the Best Systems Administration Tool award at the LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco.

"By rolling the results of several different anti-spam techniques into an industry unique composite scoring value, PureMessage was designed to filter messages and take specific actions to deal with spam. Using the anti-virus, policy, and central support modules, system managers can also bring some sanity back into e-mail administration..."

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