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For Immediate Release
Date: April 4, 2006
Contact: CJ Fearnley / 610.734.1900
LinuxForceSM Releases Version 3.0 of Acclaimed
Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Service;
Featuring Comprehensive, Aggressive
SMTP-Time Rules for E-Mail Hygiene
UPPER DARBY, PA - APRIL 4, 2006 - In the face of the continuing onslaught
of spam, virus and worm attacks, LinuxForce, Inc. - a leading technology
services provider specializing in the development, implementation,
management and support of Linux-based systems, with a particular expertise
in Debian GNU/Linux - today announced the release of LinuxForceMail,
version 3.0, and not a moment too soon considering the latest spam
According to the Web research site, Top Ten Reviews, based on statistics
derived from a number of reputable sources including: Google, Brightmail,
Jupiter Research, eMarketer, Gartner, MailShell, Harris Interactive,
and Ferris Research, spam continues to increase. The site estimates
that spam will increase by 63% by 2007. Currently, 40% of all email is
considered spam. The cost to all U.S. corporations is nearly $10 billion.
"Spammers, virus writers and producers of other malware are ingenious and
unrelenting," says LinuxForce President and CEO, CJ Fearnley. "Left
unchecked, their 'products' can compromise or disable systems, degrade
performance, corrupt or steal data and ultimately ruin an organization's
reputation among its customers and other stakeholders."
Version 3.0 Enhancements Make a Powerful
Solution Even More Effective
"We developed LinuxForceMailSM
as a multi-tiered, anti-abuse service to block and remove as much as 99.4%
of unwanted e-mail", says Fearnley. "We deliver LinuxForceMail as Software
as a Service (SaaS) with remotely provided systems administration (our
flagship Remote ResponderSM
service) for one or more Debian GNU/Linux servers. Hardware can be
supplied by the client or a virtual or dedicated collocation provider.
Turnkey solutions with hardware are provided in conjunction with CrafTech
LinuxForceMail, version 3.0 contains numerous enhancements to the
LinuxForceMail 2.0 series including considerable improvements to the SMTP-
time anti-spam configuration, ensuring that suspicious e-mails are either
deferred or rejected before any Internet bandwidth, CPU, or disk is
expended with content filtering.
The LinuxForceMail service includes service monitoring, a host-based
firewall, security upgrades, investigation of anomalies, continual updating
of the comprehensive aggressive SMTP-time hygiene rules, continual updating
of the open-source ClamAV (anti-virus) and Spamassassin (content filtering)
rules, regular reporting of statistics, proactive maintenance, and support
to free organizations' IT staff to focus on more pressing, mission-critical
Spammers Never Sleep; Neither Does LinuxForceMail
LinuxForceMail users such as CrafTech Computer Solutions and The Franklin
Institute Science Museum have experienced the power of the solution
first-hand and many others consider it indispensable.
Tony Rocha of CrafTech Computer Solutions, LinuxForce's premiere reseller
said "The spam problem was extremely out of control for us about a year ago.
LinuxForce helped us build a cluster to handle the heavy load imposed by
Spamassassin's content filtering. Now with Version 3.0, the load on our
cluster has gotten so low that we could probably decommission half of it."
"LinuxForceMail has enabled our Web team to rest easy," says Karen Elinich,
Director of Educational Technology at The Franklin Institute. "Our
statistics prove that LinuxForceMail is significantly reducing the number
of junk messages my team receives. As a result, we have more time available
to do the science learning work that really matters."
About LinuxForce Inc.
LinuxForceSM is a
leading technology services provider specializing in the development,
implementation, management and support of Linux-based systems, with a
particular expertise in Debian GNU/Linux. LinuxForce's leadership and
track record of delivering positive business results since its founding
in 1996 have made it the "go-to" firm for companies, government agencies,
educational institutions and other organizations wanting to migrate to
Linux from Windows and other proprietary operating systems, migrate from
commercial Linux distributions (such as Red Hat and SUSE) to the more
stable, secure and flexible Debian, outsource the administration of their
Linux-based systems, and support open source applications. For more
information on LinuxForce, LinuxForceMail or reseller opportunities,
email sales@LinuxForce.net, or call 610-734-1900.
``LinuxForce,'' ``LinuxForceMail'', and ``Remote Responder'' are service
marks owned by LinuxForce, Inc.
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