Email Gateway features anti-spam technology.

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IronPort C60 Messaging Gateway processes more than 200 messages per second and prevents virus attacks from interfering with normal corporate mail flow. Layered security includes outer layer of Reputation Filters, which prevent blatant spam from entering network by slowing down or throttling senders with suspicious reputation. Inner layer uses Brightmail's anti-spam technology to detect spam.



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IRONPORT SYSTEMSTM Ships New Email Gateway Product - IronPort C60



Hundreds of Units Shipped Since July 21st Introduction-Highlights Record Demand for Worlds Fastest Gateway with Proven Anti-Spam Technology

SAN BRUNO, Ca- October 27, 2003 - IronPort Systems, the leading email infrastructure products and services company, announced today that the company has shipped hundreds of units of the IronPort C60 Messaging Gateway Appliance with integrated Brightmail anti-spam technology and is currently in trials at more than 50 Global 1000 companies. The IronPort C60 was introduced in late July 2003.

"The IronPort C60 is specifically designed to meet the needs of the largest global corporations," said Scott Weiss, chief executive officer of IronPort Systems. "The rapid adoption of the IronPort C60 is yet another milestone for IronPort and highlights how essential it is to power and protect business email. We are thrilled to help our customers meet their evolving email infrastructure needs."

A Critical Need for Solid Email Infrastructure
The IronPort C60's powerful scanning engine was critical during the outbreak of the recent "SoBig" virus. During the virus attacks, email message volumes were up by as much as 500% at many major corporations. Since "SoBig" generated messages with large attachments, the throughput required at email gateways spiked by as much as 10,000%. Across the world, corporations without gateways as powerful as the IronPort C60 were forced to burn precious IT resources managing and rebuilding their systems. More significantly, the cost of lost productivity measured in billions of dollars. The IronPort solution prevents such attacks from interfering with normal corporate mail flow.

"As the preeminent association representing the real estate finance industry, we play a vital role in the national economy. We simply cannot afford less than expert technology," said Sean Bagshaw, chief technical officer at Mortgage Bankers Association of America. "The IronPort C60, with its advanced security capabilities and its highly accurate spam filtering, was clearly the right choice for us as we handle billions of dollars of transactions every month. The IronPort C60 is a great product and we couldn't be happier or more confident."

Unique Technology for the Largest Corporate Networks
"IronPort is addressing the key issues facing the industry today-the need to eliminate spam, the need for first class security and performance and the need to reduce the TCO of enterprise email infrastructure," said Michael Osterman of Osterman Research. "The IronPort C60 protects business email and takes spam control to the next level."

The IronPort C60 is the world's fastest messaging gateway, capable of processing more than 200 messages per second. The very high throughput of the IronPort appliance makes it the ideal perimeter defense against email virus attacks or malicious spam attacks. The IronPort C60 has a unique layered approach to security. The outer layer is IronPort's Reputation Filters. Reputation Filters prevent blatant spam from ever entering the network by automatically slowing down or throttling senders with a suspicious reputation. The IronPort C60 accesses real-time data from SenderBase, the leading sender reputation database, to assess the trustworthiness of any incoming mail. The inner layer of spam defense uses Brightmail's anti-spam technology to detect spam. This combination of prevention and detection yields the highest performance and highest accuracy of any system on the market.

For more information on the IronPort C60 or other IronPort products and services, visit: www.ironport.com.

ABOUT IRONPORT SYSTEMS(TM)
IronPort Systems is an email infrastructure products and services provider targeting the Global 2000. The company has developed a family of products called Messaging Gateway(TM) appliances that offer breakthrough performance, unprecedented ease of use, and reduced total cost of ownership. Additionally, IronPort Information Services, Bonded Sender www.bondedsender.com and SenderBase www.senderbase.com, help guarantee the delivery of legitimate email and thwart the voluminous threat of unsolicited commercial email (UCE) or spam.
IronPort A60, IronPort A30, IronPort C60, Messaging Gateway, AsyncOS, IronPort, SenderBase, and Bonded Sender are trademarks of IronPort Systems.

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