Atmail Announces New Plugin API and Integration with the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall

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Atmail Webmail expands its capabilities with a new plugin API and the release of the first set of plugins to customers.

Atmail, a leading developer of software applications for email messaging and collaboration with more than 14 million paid mailboxes worldwide, has released the new plugin API for Atmail Version 6.1.8 Webmail and email server software that will provide an easy way to deploy additional features as well as facilitate integration with third party products and services. Atmail also announced today that the new plugin API will integrate with the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall, an award-winning email security appliance that includes 12 layers of defense against the latest spam, virus, phishing and other email attacks. Atmail 6, first released in July 2009 is constantly evolving to accommodate the needs of users.

“Since Atmail 6 was first released last July, we have been working to evolve the product to best suit the needs of our customers,” said Ben Duncan, CEO of Atmail. “Our goal is to add features to Atmail that increase the overall value for our clients and the plugin library will allow the Atmail development team and third parties a more dynamic framework to add functions. We asked customers what features they would like to have as plugins, before we chose the first set of plugins for the library. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall plugin was chosen as the first third-party plugin, based on customer and channel response.”

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is used by thousands of organizations of all size and type worldwide. Integration with the Atmail Webmail 6.1.8 client is available immediately to current Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall at: http://atmail.com/plugins.

“Allowing our users to control spam and virus protection from a single user interface like Atmail’s Webmail client, simplifies email administration,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “Given the popularity of Webmail, this is a welcome benefit for our customers. The Atmail Webmail plugin is a good example of how our products can interoperate with complementary platforms.”

Atmail 6.1.8 Webmail can be used with other email servers, besides Atmail Server. Atmail Server, which includes Webmail, is available as software, as an appliance or as a cloud service. The Atmail Email Server includes support for SMTP, POP3 & IMAP protocols. Users can share address-book, calendar and task data with other users on the system. iCal/CalDAV and CardDAV support is included to synchronize data between the calendar server, desktop clients and mobile devices such as an iPhone. A Webmail Client is included, which also gives users the ability to change account passwords, specify auto-reply messages, email forwarding rules, spam settings and more. The Atmail Webmail client supports email threading, conversations, attachment preview/thumbnails and more. The administration of the mail-server is made easy by using a web browser based WebAdmin control-panel. Allowing the administrator of the service to add, delete, modify, migrate, and purge-user accounts. System aliases, graphical log statistics of mail-server usage ( sent/received message, AV/spam reports, user-logins via POP3/IMAP and more ).

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is available in eight models and supports up to 100,000 active users with no per user licensing fees. Its architecture leverages 12 defense layers: denial of service and security protection, rate control, IP analysis, sender authentication, recipient verification, virus protection, policy (user-specified rules), Fingerprint Analysis, Intent Analysis, Image Analysis, Bayesian Analysis, and a Spam Rules Scoring engine. In addition, the entire Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall line features simultaneous inbound and outbound email filtering with the inclusion of sophisticated outbound email filtering techniques, such as rate controls, domain restrictions, user authentication (SASL), keyword and attachment blocking, triple-layer virus blocking, and remote user support for outbound email filtering. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall’s layered approach minimizes the processing of each email, which yields the performance required to process millions of messages per day.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.:

Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premise-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and storage solutions.  The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions.  Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International headquarters in Campbell, Calif.  For more information, please visit http://www.barracudanetworks.com.

About Atmail:
Atmail develops email messaging and collaboration solutions. Products include, Atmail Cloud Services, Atmail Webmail, Atmail Email Server, Atmail Email Server Appliance, Atmail email ArchiveVault and Atmail email ArchiveVault Appliance. The company has more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including many international companies, universities, service providers and government agencies. Atmail now has more than 15 million users.

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