CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (PRWEB) August 31, 2004 - Firetrust Limited, provider of award-winning anti-
spam and email security solutions, today announced that MailWasherÂ® Pro is available to qualified U.S. educational organizations -- K-12 through college -- at a special price of US$29.95, with further discounts for high-volume purchases, from now through December 31, 2004. MailWasher Pro provides users with a powerful weapon that increases in accuracy over time to stop spam from invading their email inboxes. In addition, MailWasher Pro users are further empowered and protected through FirstAlert!Â, a subscription-based companion to MailWasher Pro that leverages the quickly-expanding global community of users actively reporting spam, and enabling accurate spam identification and elimination for maximum protection.
ÂEmail is an effective communication tool for educators, but the barrage of spam is not only costing already cash-strapped schools more money by wasting valuable time deleting unwanted spam, it is also compromising computer systems by the exposure of harmful viruses and worms that enter through email,Â said Nick Bolton, CEO of Firetrust Limited. ÂWe are reaching out to the educational market to help school administrators keep cost down by saving money with a discounted price for a cost-saving product.
Bolton adds, ÂWe hope to educate teachers and students, so they better understand the importance of protecting their computers with intelligent anti-spam filters, such as those in MailWasher Pro, in order to stop spam from ever entering their email inboxes in the first place. The intelligence built into MailWasher Pro provides tremendous value and maximum protection against malicious and unwanted emails.Â
The MailWasher Pro Educators Program is part of Firetrust's ongoing effort to provide the latest in email security protection to benefit the educational market. MailWasher Pro, FiretrustÂs next generation of award-winning anti-spam software, has evolved to a more intuitive, convenient and easy-to-use tool by providing a better email experience to users through its powerful features:
Â· Protection: Each email is analyzed as it arrives and MailWasher Pro warns users if an email is suspected junk mail or contains a harmful virus or worm using fuzzy logic and filtering. And email can be viewed at the server-level before itÂs downloaded to a userÂs email program, thereby protecting a userÂs computer from viruses and worms.
Â· Whitelists aka ÂFriends ListÂ: Ability to control and create a list of wanted email addresses, which tells MailWasher Pro that emails from these addresses are safe and acceptable.
Â· Blacklists: Ability to have certain incoming emails, especially those from known spammers, automatically blocked and deleted.
Â· Bounce: A feature that allows the users to bounce back unwanted email to the sender so it looks as if the user's email address is not valid.
Â· Learning Filters: Intelligent filters that learn to identify good email from spam, and deliver a robust and efficient approach to solving the barrage of unwanted email.
Â· Saves Bandwidth: Emails can be viewed at the server level Â either at the ISPÂs email server or an organizationÂs email server Â before downloading incoming emails to the usersÂ computer. With the ability to see the emailÂs content, users can choose not to download emails with large attachments, thereby saving bandwidth Â a very useful feature when using dial-up.
Â· FirstAlert!: MailWasher Pro users have access to real-time data from FirstAlert!, a global spam reporting database and community, which contains verified spam messages from thousands of people worldwide reporting spam in real time. For accuracy, Firetrust ensures that all messages submitted are indeed spam through a verification process by a FirstAlert! Administrator. Spam messages are digitally fingerprinted and any email or mutations of an email that match the fingerprint are then instantly eliminated, protecting email inboxes. FirstAlert! also helps train and keep the Bayesian engine up to date.
System Requirements and Availability
MailWasher Pro is now available as a download from FiretrustÂs website at http://www.firetrust.com. MailWasher ProÂs suggested retail price is U.S. $37.00 for a single-user license, which includes a one-year subscription to First Alert!** And interested educators can benefit from the special price of US$29.95 for a single-user license or further discounts for volume licensing. A free 30-day trial version can also be downloaded from the site. MailWasher Pro minimum system requirements include Microsoft Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP operating systems. It is compatible with all pop3 e-mail programs, including, Microsoft OutlookÂ and Outlook ExpressÂ, NetscapeÂ and EudoraÂ; AOL, IMAP, MSN and Hotmail e-mail accounts.
About Firetrust Limited
Established in 2000, Firetrust provides world-class e-mail security products for business and home users. Firetrust delivers solutions across the spectrum of inbox protection, including MailWasherÂ® Pro for unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) and BenignÂ® to neutralize harmful e-mail which can contain viruses, worms, scripts and Web bugs. The company is privately held and headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand. To date MailWasher has had more than 4 million downloads. For more information, please visit http://www.firetrust.com .
MailWasherÂ® and BenignÂ® are registered trademarks of Firetrust Limited.
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