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Made in Canada security solution

Are there benefits to using a home grown anti-spam solution?

Spam! You’re it!With a constant and increasing demand for anti-spam and anti-virus software in today’s marketplace, businesses of all sizes are investing more time, effort and money when it comes to beefing up its security systems.

In response to the lack of a Canadian made anti-spam and anti-virus software for this marketplace, Jovian Technology, Inc., a Mississauga, Ont-based developer of IT infrastructure and application products, has released a new version of its Europa Anti-Spam & E-mail Appliance software program today.

This will be the second release for the software program, following its first launch last October.

Eric Wong, business development manager for Jovian Technology Inc., said users can expect a lot more from Europa Anti-Spam & E-mail Appliance in the coming releases.

“We have substantial advancements with each new batch we release,” Eric Wong said. “With each new release, we make filter processing systems even better.”

Europa Anti-Spam & E-mail Appliance is the first Canadian software appliance to be released in Canada. It is a multi-function protection system that combats spam, viruses, and phishing attacks. What makes this software unique is that it doubles as a back-up e-mail if the user’s primary e-mail server fails.

Also included in the Europa software is the Heuristic Connection Protection device, which tracks and documents threats into a centralized base; so if an e-mail is identified as a virus or spam, it will be deleted.

Another specialty feature is the black/whitelist users can sort e-mails into one of two streams.

“The whitelist is for people you want to talk to,” Eric Wong said. “The blacklist is for spam. Once e-mails have been blacklisted, spam will be dropped immediately.”

Prices vary according to the amount of users and range from $1,500 to $10,000.

AE ComputArE Inc., a Canadian channel partner of Jovian, is a strong believer in this software program.

Albert Wong, president of AE ComputArE Inc., said: “As a channel partner, we find there are a lot of similar products in the market. But many of them are from the U.S., or they don’t fully meet user requirements and expectations. With Europa, everything can be managed in one system and at a relatively low-cost to Canadians.”