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January 2005

E-Mail Security

Avinti iSolation Server 1.1 Avinti Price: Starts at $20 Avinti iSolation Server 1.1 It's in your inbox--an e-mail with an unfamiliar attachment from a trusted coworker. Is it legitimate or has it been spawned by an e-mail spoofing worm that captured your address from an infected system? Some enterprises prohibit types of e-mail attachments, but that means blocking whole file classes and impeding operations for the sake of security. Others depend on resource-intensive gateway filters. Avinti has come up with a clever idea to stop e-mail malware without necessarily prohibiting attachment types, but retaining network performance: the Avinti iSolation Server (AIS). AIS is a gateway software product placed in front of any SMTP-based e-mail server. Running on Windows 2000/2003, the IIS SMTP virtual server intercepts all incoming e-mail messages and passes them through a simulated computer running Windows 2000, Microsoft Office, WinZip, Adobe Acrobat and other common applications. The downside is that the current version is a only ...

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