Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 3, 2005
Mississippi State University has evaluated and selected Roaring Penguin Softwares CanIt-PRO anti-spam solution to stop unwanted e-mail from reaching its campus. The solution now protects more than 20,000 students and staff at Mississippi State from the thousands of spam, virus, and malformed messages that hit the university’s mail servers every day.
Tim Griffin, Director of ITS Systems and Networks at Mississippi State, said, We chose Roaring Penguins CanIt-PRO because it provides us with exactly the flexibility we need to combat junk e-mail. Over the past two years, we looked at a number of anti-spam solutions, but none allowed our end-users to individually customize filtering policies for their email addresses. Once we saw what CanIt-PRO offered, we knew we’d found the solution we’d been looking for.
Mississippi State University extensively tested CanIt-PRO and chose the solution primarily for the level of configuration the product provides and for its stability and scalability. CanIt-PRO has enabled the university to create global filtering templates from which even non-technical users can select their preferred options and effectively filter their email. In addition, Mississippi State uses CanIt-PRO to give more tech-savvy users the ability to finely-tune their own filters to suit their personal wishes.
Griffin added, The reason we needed flexibility in a filtering solution is that while some users would report that 90% of their inbox mail was spam, others told us that they weren’t having any problems. The spam wasn’t being delivered evenly across campus, so any solution we picked had to be able to understand and accommodate that. Also, we had to be very, very careful to preserve academic freedom.
CanIt-PRO is ideal for campuses, ISPs and large organizations where global filtering policies must be balanced with individuals ability to have the final decision over what is and is not spam. CanIt products offer the industry’s most complete and flexible anti-spam and anti-virus solutions. They can be deployed in any enterprise e-mail environment, including on all Linux and UNIX servers. As a stand-alone gateway appliance, CanIt can protect e-mail environments running non-UNIX servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise. A trial version of CanIt or CanIt-PRO can be obtained at http://www.roaringpenguin.com/anti_spam/get_canit_request.php?id=msstate.
About Roaring Penguin
Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc., specializes in e-mail filtering. The company focuses on fighting spam at the mail server, with the acclaimed MIMEDefang and CanIt product lines. Today, Roaring Penguin develops, deploys and supports its spam- and virus-fighting products for customers that include campuses, ISPs, web hosts, government offices and large enterprises. For more information visit http://www.roaringpenguin.com.
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is a public, land-grant, doctoral, research university classified as Doctoral/Research-Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation. Its mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population and to offer excellent and extensive programs in instruction, research, and outreach. For more information, visit http://www.msstate.edu.