GFI MailEssentials named Messaging Product of the Year by

January 18, 2005 - 12:00

GFI’s anti-spam product wins Gold Award for its innovation, performance, functionality and value  
London, UK – GFI announced today that TechTarget's, has selected GFI’s server-based anti-spam product, GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP, as winner of the Messaging category of its 2004 "Products of the Year” awards. Winners were selected for their innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

"Spam-fighting capabilities, e-mail administration extras, pricing and service and support helped GFI's MailEssentials earn the Gold Award for messaging," said Christine Polewarczyk, editor at "Judges gave the most recent version of the product top marks for ease of use and integration because of its simplicity to install and configure for Exchange 2000 and 2003. And it installs on the Exchange SMTP services without any gateway configuration requirements, so it works for Exchange 5.5 and Lotus Notes as well." GFI MailEssentials also scored points for functionality, particularly in public folder enhancements in version 10.

Products were judged by the editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges selected the 15 Products of the Year from among scores of enterprise Windows-related products that were introduced/upgraded and shipped between October 2003 and October 2004. Three winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze) were selected in each of five categories: Network and System Management, Active Directory, Desktop Administration, Messaging and Security.

About GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP
GFI MailEssentials 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 email environment to constantly tune and improve spam detection. GFI MailEssentials also adds email management tools to your mail server: disclaimers, mail archiving and monitoring, Internet mail reporting, list server, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading. GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP has won various awards including the MSD2D People’s Choice Awards 2004, the MSExchange Readers’ Choice Award 2004 and the 2003 MCP Magazine ‘Products You Love’ Award, among others. Pricing is highly competitive, with a 50-user version costing just US$495, for example. More information about GFI MailEssentials and a trial version are available at:

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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