Four Stars From SC Magazine to Two Commtouch Partners

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We’re glowing with pride about the achievements of two Commtouch partners who recently received 4-star rating from SC Magazine, and wanted to share the news with you. Congratulations to Check Point and GateProtect, whose Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices were reviewed and rated: Check Point’s UTM-1 136 and GateProtect’s GPA 400.

Check Point UTM-1 136Check Point’s UTM-1 136 includes firewall, IPsec VPNs, IPS, URL filtering and anti-virus plus anti-malware and anti-spam. It got a perfect 5-star rating in the “Features” and “Support” categories, and the overall 4-star rating was awarded for its excellent security features range. SC Magazine went on to say that Check Point’s “much needed anti-spam service performs very well” and the system includes “excellent reporting and monitoring tools.”

The UTM-1 136 contains Commtouch Anti-Spam which SC Magazine tested by configuring it to scan mail from live accounts and tag the spam messages.

A test client running Outlook had rules set up to place tagged and suspect messages in separate folders. After a few days on the default settings, we saw a perfect 100 per cent performance for spam identification, with only two messages incorrectly tagged as suspect.

The verdict? That the UTM-1 136 is easily customizable with a lot of useful security measures and excellent Web filtering and anti-spam performance. The full product review can be found on the SC Magazine Web site.

*****

GateProtect GPA 400GateProtect’s GPA 400 has an SPI firewall with an SSO solution, IPsec and SSL VPNs, IDS and traffic shaping. Optional add-ons include Commtouch anti-spam. It got a perfect 5-star rating in the “Features” and “Ease of Use” categories, and the overall 4-star rating was awarded for its eGUI, its excellent web filtering and anti-spam performance and its complete range of customizable security measures.

SC Magazine went on to say that “GateProtect’s approach to UTM appliance management is refreshing” and that “the GPA 400 delivers an impressive range of security features.”

After testing the optional anti-spam add-on, SC Magazine reported that:

The Commtouch service is extremely good as it generates a hash value for each email which it compares with its own remote servers. Commtouch works with a number of ISPs, allowing it to store hashes of known spam, making the identification process very simple.

The verdict? The GPA 400 is incredibly easy to use and offers an impressive range of customizable features. The full product review can be found on the SC Magazine Web site.

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