Mailshell SDK Selected as a Finalist for 2006 SC Award for Best Anti Spam

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SC Magazine named the Mailshell SDK, the most widely deployed OEM engine to identify new forms of spam, phishing and email fraud, as a finalist in the 2006 SC Awards’ Reader Trust Technology Awards for the Best Anti-Spam. The Mailshell SDK, featuring Mailshell’s SpamCompiler technology, was named a finalist based on reader voting from among more than two dozen products originally nominated. More than 6,000 companies and 10 million consumers already rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' products to block spammers and phishers.

SC Magazine named the Mailshell SDK, the most widely deployed OEM engine to identify new forms of spam, phishing and email fraud, as a finalist in the 2006 SC Awards’ Reader Trust Technology Awards for the Best Anti-Spam. The Mailshell SDK, featuring Mailshell’s SpamCompiler technology, was named a finalist based on reader voting from among more than two dozen products originally nominated. More than 6,000 companies and 10 million consumers already rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' products to block spammers and phishers.

“The honor of being the first OEM product named a finalist for the Best Anti Spam award validates our selection as OEM provider by some of the world’s most respected security software companies,” said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. “Many of our OEMs evaluated our engine for more than a year before integrating it into their products and deploying it to their customers worldwide. This award reflects the trust they place in us.”

By integrating the Mailshell SDK with SpamCompiler technology into their products, Mailshell’s OEM partners see consistently accurate levels of anti-spammer and anti-phisher protection. The engine optimizes, compiles and executes more than one million filter checks in a fraction of a second to determine if a message is spam or not. By combining a fast, compact, flexible, complete decision tree with an automatically self-tuning intelligent engine that is updated every five minutes, Mailshell's engine consistently generates highly accurate results in recognizing spam, phishing and other forms of email fraud.

Mailshell's software helps its OEM partners, including Computer Associates, Oracle Corporation, CyberGuard, Panda Software, Earthlink’s Aluria division, ZyXEL, Broderbund, Rockliffe and Lyris Technologies, among others, generate new anti-spam revenue, upsell existing products to new anti-spam customers, and cut anti-spam engineering and support costs to near zero. Companies can integrate the Mailshell Engine into their existing product or application using Mailshell's development toolkit, the Mailshell Anti-Spam SDK. Mailshell's SpamCompiler developers hold nearly 30 patents in database modeling and design, and are leading experts in using Artificial Intelligence technology to compile high-level languages into optimized code. For more information on Mailshell visit http://www.mailshell.com.

With over 1,300 product and service nominations from over 330 competing companies globally, the SC Awards are the world’s leading awards program for the information security industry. The SC Awards program spans US, Asia, and UK. The SC Awards are composed of both the Reader Trust Technology Awards—voted on by SC readers in each region and the SC Awards Council, a group of carefully selected senior CSOs—and the Professional Awards that are judged by a panel of the industry’s top talents.

Recognizing technical excellence and professional achievement across a variety of different categories, the SC Awards is a truly unique program developed to bring attention to the industry’s top products and highlight the professionals that have both created them and use them within their companies. These industry achievements are acknowledged during the exciting US Awards ceremony taking place this year at the Fairmont, San Jose on February 14th, 2006.

SC Magazine's mission is to provide IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through one clear, fully-comprehensive source. Each month issues are written discussing timely news topics, product reviews, contributions from thought-leaders and industry analysis. SC Magazine is published by Haymarket Media, Inc. and has been in print since 1989, making it the longest established IT security title in the United States. The magazine's annual Reader's Trust Awards are part of the service provided by the team to cut through the IT security clutter and provide readers with a clear direction and knowledge to make educated decisions.

For more information about the SC Awards, contact Liz Lockard at Liz.Lockard@haymarketmedia.com, or visit http://www.scawards.com

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