Telepak Networks Selects PineApp Mail-SeCure Anti Spam Appliance From RADirect to Filter Spam for Thousands of Users

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Spam is now virtually eliminated for about half the price of competing solutions.

Estimates show that spam now comprises more than 75% of business emails. At the same time, spammers are becoming more and more sophisticated, constantly finding new ways to bypass spam controls. The old conventional methods of fighting spam are simply no longer sufficient.

Telepak Networks, a large Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Jackson, Mississippi, has selected and deployed PineApp's Mail-SeCure anti spam appliance to filter spam for its thousands of business and residential users.

Since deploying a trio of PineApp Mail-SeCure 5080 anti spam appliances, each of which can support up to 10,000 users, Telepak has learned that more than 97% of their approximately four million daily incoming emails were spam.

Taking a multi-layered approach, PineApp's anti spam appliance employs an email spam filter based on 11 detection engines resulting in a detection ratio of more than 98% and a false-positives rate of less than 1%. Central to these 11 engines is the IP Reputation feature which, based on a variety of statistical analyses and flow control policies, provides the ability to ascertain the validity of the sender and determine whether the address is a known spammer or known safe sender in real-time. This extra level of protection has resulted in a traffic reduction of more than 50% for Telepak.

Telepak's previous spam filtering solution consisted of an assortment of freeware solutions capable of handling the more simplistic types of unsolicited e-mail. However, as the attacks became more complex, and email volume grew exponentially, the administrative time required for updates and patches far outweighed the perceived cost savings of a home-grown anti-spam system. It also proved inadequate performance-wise, becoming quickly overwhelmed during spam surges and frequently mis-identifying "good" emails as spam.

Faced with the challenge of finding a better solution that was capable of handling the large e-mail volume of an ISP at a cost-correct price, system administrator Joseph McNealy evaluated a host of competitors, including Barracuda and McAfee, before selecting the Mail-SeCure anti spam appliance from PineApp partner RADirect. Says McNealy, "One competitor wanted $90,000 for the same functionality, and that was before we factored in the additional $4,000 - $5,000 per unit for yearly updates. RADirect's solution came in at about half of that."

RADirect president Uri Zilberman explains, "It reached the point where Telepak's commercial clients frequently waited for intolerable periods of time for important emails to get through the clutter - a situation that seriously jeopardized Telepak's ability to conduct business in an efficient manner. As such, they realized the need to address the severity of spam in terms of both its overall affect on users as well as the affect on network traffic."

Steve Curry, PineApp's vice president of channel sales in North America, cites alarmingly increasing levels of spam in predicting an upsurge in the number of organizations taking similar steps towards comprehensive spam filtering. "Estimates show that spam now comprises more than 75% of business emails. At the same time, spammers are becoming more and more sophisticated, constantly finding new ways to bypass spam controls. The old conventional methods of fighting spam are simply no longer sufficient."

For more information about Telepak's Mail-SeCure anti spam appliance deployment, please see the complete case study and application drawing at http://www.rad-direct.com/Success_Story-Telepak-Mailsecure.htm.

About Telepak Networks

Based in Jackson, Mississippi, Telepak Networks is a full service provider of Internet, telecommunications and network services. The company provides Internet services, such as dedicated access, dialup, e-commerce, web development and hosting solutions, as well as local and long distance service on a single bill for homes and businesses. For more information, please see the company's website at http://www.telepak.net.

About RADirect, Inc.

RADirect is the North American direct sales branch of RAD Data Communications, a worldwide leader in network access solutions with more than 25 years experience, 1,000 employees and 2005 sales totaling over $150 million. In addition to RAD Data Communications' full product line, RADirect proudly offers a select portfolio of complementary products that includes anti spam appliances and intrusion prevention systems, RAID storage and IP SAN solutions and more.

At RADirect, we're dedicated to building long-term relationships with our customers, and work tirelessly to deliver benefits such as expert network advice, fast and accurate price quotes, quick delivery, risk-free purchasing and installation and maintenance services. For more information, please see the company's website at http://www.rad-direct.com.

About PineApp Ltd.

A leader in securing networks and email systems, PineApp offers a comprehensive appliance solution for small, medium and large organizations. The PineApp Mail-SeCure™ and Surf-SeCure™ line of appliances provide a full range of gateway security components to meet your e-mail and internet security needs: Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, Worm Protection, Fraud Protection, Anti-Relay, Hacker Protection, Backscatter Prevention, DoS (Denial of Service) Protection, Zombie Prevention, Mail Bombing Protection, Spyware Protection, URL Filtering, and Content Filtering all with advanced policy management tools.

Founded in 2002, PineApp is headquartered in Israel with branch offices in the US, France, Italy and Spain. For more information, please see the company's website at http://www.pineapp.com.

Contact:

Lisa Cibellis, Communications Manager

RADirect, Inc.

201-579-6110

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