Trend Micro now offers spam-blocking capabilities with its award-winning ScanMail virus protection software.
eManager, an anti-spam content filter plug-in for ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange Version 3.0, can detect inappropriate e-mail content and unwanted junk mail. Administrators can filter out such messages at the Exchange server, before they have a chance to reach user inboxes.
ScanMail protects networks against destructive programs like the recent Melissa virus and ExploreZip worm in all attachments, including compressed files. The new release also includes a new file-blocking feature for emergency virus alert situations, and a totally re-designed Windows and web-based administrator interface.
ScanMail for Exchange 3.0 is expected to ship within the next two months. Retail price for 250 users is $6,250, or $5,000 without the eManager plug-in. For existing ScanMail customers, ScanMail eManager can be purchased as an upgrade for $5 per user up to 250 users. Meanwhile, a beta version of the program is now available at www.antivirus.com .
Trend Micro administrators who wish to determine the extent of email-borne virus infiltration into their Exchange Server mail boxes can access the company's free online scanning service, HouseCall for Microsoft Exchange, at http://housecall.antivirus.com .