GFI products ready for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

October 10, 2003 - 12:00

GFI, leading worldwide developer of messaging, content security and network security software for Windows administrators, has announced that its entire product range for Exchange supports Exchange Server 2003. GFI products for Exchange Server include GFI MailSecurity, which provides email content security and antivirus protection; GFI MailEssentials, which offers server-based anti-spam; and GFI FAXmaker fax server software.

"Our server-based anti-spam product, GFI MailEssentials and our email content security product, GFI MailSecurity will take advantage of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003's new anti-spam tool and its improved Virus Scanning API respectively. Microsoft's anti-spam tool is unique, and through it we can offer unparalleled spam protection. Exchange's open architecture enables Exchange users to add on best-of-breed products such as GFI's, making Exchange Server the best mail server solution available today," said Nick Galea, GFI CEO. “GFI FAXmaker expands the superior messaging functionality offered by Exchange by enabling users to send and receive faxes from Outlook.”

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, the next major release following Exchange 2000, boosts information worker productivity through ubiquitous access to business-critical messaging and calendaring information, as well as security, manageability, availability and reliability enhancements to help further drive down TCO.

“Microsoft is excited to work with GFI to extend the capabilities of the Exchange 2003 platform,” said Kevin McCuistion, director of Exchange marketing at Microsoft Corp. “With GFI MailSecurity, GFI MailEssentials and GFI FAXmaker, GFI aims to offer Exchange administrators enhanced email security and anti-spam protection as well as smooth, administration-free fax serving.”

GFI MailSecurity for Exchange is an email content checking, exploit detection, threats analysis and antivirus solution that removes all types of email-borne threats before they can affect an organization’s email users. GFI MailSecurity's key features include multiple virus engines, to guarantee higher detection rate and faster response to new viruses; email content and attachment checking, to quarantine dangerous attachments and content; an exploit shield, to protect against present and future viruses based on exploits (e.g., Nimda, Bugbear); an HTML threats engine, to disable HTML scripts; and a Trojan & Executable Scanner, to detect malicious executables. More information and a free trial version are available at

GFI MailEssentials for Exchange offers spam protection at server level and eliminates the need to install and update anti-spam software on each desktop. GFI MailEssentials offers a fast set-up and a high spam detection rate using Bayesian analysis and other methods - No configuration required, very low false positives through its automatic whitelist, and the ability to automatically adapt to the user's email environment to constantly tune and improve spam detection. GFI MailEssentials eliminates over 98% of the spam from a network. It also adds key email tools to Exchange, including disclaimers, mail archiving and monitoring, reporting, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading. More information and a free trial version are available at

GFI FAXmaker for Exchange is a native fax connector for Microsoft Exchange Server. This seamless integration allows users to send and receive faxes and - in areas with GSM coverage - SMS/text messages directly from Microsoft Outlook, making GFI FAXmaker easy to use and learn. GFI FAXmaker for Exchange is easier to manage too: its integration with Exchange reduces administration. The result is increased efficiency and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). More information and a free trial version are available at

About GFI
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at