GFI MailEssentials earns Windows Server 2003 certification through VeriTest

July 12, 2005 - 12:00

London, UK – GFI today announced that GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP, its server-based anti-spam solution for Exchange and SMTP servers, has achieved the Windows Server 2003 certification from Microsoft Corp through VeriTest, the testing division of Lionbridge (Nasdaq:LIOX). This certification is based on an established technical standard to identify software applications that are secure and manageable, and that run reliably on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

The “Certified for Windows Server 2003” certification is conducted on business-critical applications and it is valued by analysts and enterprise customers alike because it verifies features that make applications more robust and manageable. GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP met these rigorous requirements after being tested by VeriTest, the only authorized worldwide lab to test enterprise applications for Microsoft's "Certified for Windows" program.

”GFI MailEssentials provides a proven spam detection rate of over 98%, thanks to its multi-layered approach that includes advanced Bayesian analysis and other methods. The product’s achievement of the “Certified for Windows Server 2003” certification confirms GFI’s reputation as a developer of quality software that offers great value to customers,” said David Vella, Product Manager at GFI. ”It is a badge of honor that serves as a respected independent testimony of the value and reliability of GFI MailEssentials.”

”This certification through VeriTest provides GFI customers added confidence in their purchase of GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP,” said Katrina Teague, VeriTest Vice President of Marketing and Solutions. “Confirming that the product meets Microsoft’s stringent standards assures end-users that they can experience a higher level of reliability and a lower total cost of ownership than if they were to purchase a similar non-certified product.”

The full certification results obtained by GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP may be viewed at

About GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP
GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP 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 and to constantly tune and improve spam detection. It also enables network administrators to sort spam to users' junk mail folders. GFI MailEssentials also adds key email tools to the mail server: disclaimers, reporting, mail archiving and monitoring, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading. More information and a full evaluation 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