Press release of GFI Software Develoment Ltd., Raleigh, NC, United States, October 2009 GFI Software expert for hosted E-Mail filtering services headquartered in Los Angeles, California announced today the acquisition of Katharion. The acquisition will allow GFI to be able to offer also hosted solutions for E-Mail filtering, as well as to ward off spam and viruses in the course of the current quarter. \”Learn more about Katharion and GFI are available at katharion.com and. acquiring Katharion is a further strategic step by GFI, to be able to offer different options to filter their E-mail clients\”, as Walter Scott, CEO of GFI Software. GFI in the future allows you to choose between a product that is implemented directly in the company, a cloud solution, or a combination of both approaches in the form of hybrid services.
Katharion convinces with a technology that is superior to similar solutions and has an infrastructure, with the GFI customers or larger selection of Email security solutions can offer.\” The acquisition of Katharion follows the acquisition of HoundDog technology by GFI last July. The remote-monitoring and management-solution HoundDog has risen in the Mangaged services product GFI MAX. Katharion’s new filter services extend the services offered by GFI and customers who already use on-site solutions or not, also offer increased mail security. The managed services ensure that spam messages, which are responsible for up to 90 percent of the entire mail volume in organizations be repelled before they reach the corporate network. Thus significantly relieves bandwidth and mail servers. The hosted and edge solutions to spam and virus filtering support all mail environments, whether from Microsoft, Novell, Apple, or Linux. A smooth email communication is also guaranteed if the mail server goes down, because a copy of all incoming messages stores the GFI solutions. These are still accessible and can be answered until the server again is available.