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Mail2World Enhances Internal Anti-spam Message Protection With New Commtouch Solutions

Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 2009


Mail2World, Inc., a leading provider of consumer and business Internet messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced it has strengthened its internal anti-spam/anti-virus engine by licensing Commtouch Anti-Spam SDK and Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection. The SDK content-agnostic technology detects and blocks spam in any language and blocks image-based spam. Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection proactively scans the Internet and identifies massive virus outbreaks as soon as they emerge.


“As a key partner in our spam spam and anti-virus protection engine, Commtouch’s advanced features and recent enhancements add even more layers of protection for our customers, while allowing our Hosted Messaging Platform to operate at top speed and efficiency,” stated Mail2World Executive Vice President and COO Youssef Abed. “With global spam rates increasing each year, we rely on partners such as Commtouch to help us reduce our bandwidth costs and protect our customers from spam and virus attacks.”


Avner Amram, Commtouch Executive Vice President and General Manager, Americas comments: “The volume of unsolicited email creates a huge financial burden on major service providers like Mail2World, since the cost of both bandwidth and infrastructure to handle incoming email is soaring. By using Commtouch GlobalView Mail Reputation, Mail2World saw a 95 percent decrease in email volume and over 80 percent savings in bandwidth and infrastructure cost. The additional layer of Commtouch SDK and Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection keeps the vast majority of spam out of Mail2World users’ mailboxes.”


To integrate SDK into the Mail2World platform, the Commtouch team worked closely with Mail2World engineers from evaluation and testing to ongoing support. “We were pleased with how easily we were able to integrate SDK into our in-house anti-spam and anti-virus engine,” explains Mail2World’s Director of IT Operations Kamil Asfour. “Once installed, SDK’s real-time protection was very effective. Almost immediately, we could see a higher spam and virus detection rate and fewer false positives.”


Mail2World’s Pangia Protect 4.0 system includes extensive filter technology that is continuously monitored and edited by a dedicated team.  In addition, Mail2World provides customers with a list of user controls to enable personal management or parental supervision that ensures safe-sender, exclusive delivery as well as customization of black lists and white lists. 


A case study was recently authored by Commtouch about how Mail2World successfully deploys Commtouch solutions to better protect customers from unsolicited email.


About Mail2World®

Mail2World, Inc., ( designs, delivers and supports an award-winning suite of carrier-class, Web-based, private-label messaging and collaboration services. With the richest feature set in the industry, Mail2World's customer base includes hundreds of reputable brands and prominent organizations from around the world, such as publicly-traded corporations, telecom carriers, mobile operators, and some of the most-recognized universities and online social portals.


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