SpamWall Operations Manual

SpamWall Product Overview

Eliminate 98% of Spam before it gets to your mail server

Everyone agrees that Spam is one of the biggest problems on the Internet these days. Networks, mail servers and user inboxes are being overwhelmed by the ever rising flood of Spam, Viruses, Phishing Scams and other unwanted email, which some estimates now place at being between 70-90% of all email received.

This constant flood of Spam not only clogs networks and adversely impacts user inboxes, but also drains valuable resources such as bandwidth and storage capacity and interferes with the expedient delivery of legitimate emails.

The administration costs of dealing with the flood of Spam and other unwanted email are estimated to be as much as $800 per mailbox per year, resulting in a total cost of billions of dollars per year in lost productivity.

The SpamWall Spam Firewall is a hosted email gateway appliance, similar to an SaaS or "Cloud based" solution, incorporating a comprehensive Spam and Virus filtering solution that ensures email arriving at your mail server and network is Spam and Virus free.

The SpamWall Spam Firewall system provides an integrated Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus solution offering complete email protection at the network perimeter level, before unwanted or potentially dangerous and costly email reaches your network or mail server.

The SpamWall is positioned "in front" of your existing email server and is able to immediately start working to block and filter up to 98% of all Spam/UCE (“unsolicited commercial email”) and Virus infected emails using it's default "out of the box" settings alone.

SpamWall System Process

The SpamWall Virus Scanning Engine provides around the clock virus protection with up to the minute defense against the latest Virus and Worm threats. The system identifies and blocks viruses, worms and other and potentially dangerous email attachment types before they are able to reach your mail server or email users. 

All email messages are checked against a database of over 200,000 Virus Definitions. If a virus or other dangerous attachment is detected the SpamWall system will immediately block the message from delivery and send it to the system quarantine. The SpamWall automatically receives multiple updates of Spam Filter Rules and Virus Definitions up to several times per hour providing up to the minute defense against the latest Virus and Worm threats ensuring effective and accurate Spam and Virus Protection.

The SpamWall Spam Firewall system is ideal for ISPs, Web Hosting Providers, Corporate networks and SME’s who are looking for an "off the shelf" solution and wanting to minimize inhouse development and maintenance as much as possible while reducing the load on mail servers and networks, as well as realizing savings on bandwidth, administrative and support costs.

Unlike other anti-spam solutions, the SpamWall Spam Firewall reduces the load placed on your existing email server by off-loading the task of both Spam and Virus processing and filtering, effectively reducing the volume of Spam, Viruses and other unwanted email reaching your email server by up to 98%.

While other systems have spam detection rates of 40 to 70 percent, the SpamWall Spam Firewall system is able to provide high Spam/Virus detection rates of up to 98% or more with very low false positive rates using only the default settings.

These detection rates can be further improved by the automatic self-tuning and learning mechanisms built into the SpamWall system as well as by adjustments made to the Spam Scanning and Filtering engine.

The SpamWall Spam Firewall system is compatible with all mail servers and email clients. There is no software to install, no hardware to purchase or maintain, and no per-domain, per-user, or per-mailbox fees or other license fees to pay.

You can be up and running in a few hours and seeing an immediate reduction of up to a 98% or more of Spam, Viruses and other unwanted email being delivered to your email servers and email account users.

Administration of the SpamWall system is carried out via an easy to use web interface control panel which provides access to Administration and System Setup Parameters, System Status, System Mail Logs and Mail Queue, User Management, Spamfilter Configuration and Scoring Levels, IP/Domain/Email Blacklists and Whitelists, RBL Blacklist Settings and Spam and Virus Quarantine controls.


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