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MailChannels And CommTouch To Bring Premium Spam Filtering To Parrallels Plesk Panel

February 04
10:09 2009

Web Hosting NewsVancouver, Canada – MailChannels announced today the signing of a new agreement with Commtouch® (Nasdaq: CTCH), a leading provider of messaging and Web security technology. This new licensing agreement will give Parallels Plesk users one-click access to MailChannels‘ powerful email traffic management technology while leveraging Commtouch’s real-time filters that consistently exceed 98 percent accuracy.

“More than 10 million users worldwide count on Parallels Plesk Panel to deliver their email safely and reliably,” said Ken Simpson, CEO of MailChannels. “And today, very few of these users are benefiting from the best available anti-spam technology. MailChannels and Commtouch are pleased to offer the best available protection to this underserved user community.”

On February 2, at the Parallels Summit in Las Vegas, MailChannels plans to release a new plugin for Parallels Plesk Panel that will combine MailChannels’ innovative and highly effective email traffic shaping technology with Commtouch’s proven Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD™) based spam filtering, Zero-Hour™ Virus Outbreak Protection and GlobalView™ Mail Reputation technologies. Parallels Plesk administrators will be able to install the plug-in component in seconds from within Parallels Plesk Panel’s flexible configuration interface.

A video of the installation process can be viewed at

“Combining traffic shaping with three layers of Commtouch messaging security technology represents an architectural change that severely inhibits spammers and malware distributors from abusing end users,” added Amir Lev, Commtouch’s chief technology officer. “We are pleased to work with MailChannels to provide this enhanced solution for protecting networks and inboxes.”

The initial release of Traffic Control for Parallels Plesk Panel is available at

MailChannels is a proud sponsor of the Parallels Summit 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 2-4, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. To attend, register at

About MailChannels
MailChannels Corporation is the global leader in email traffic shaping technology, helping to relieve service providers of rising email operation costs. The company’s Traffic Control software presorts incoming email before it hits your network, controlling traffic to prevent server congestion and system slowdowns so that email servers can run at optimal performance. Recognized by Red Herring Canada Top 50 and the MIT Spam Conference, MailChannels protects Fortune 500 companies, leading service providers and universities worldwide. For more information, visit: and the Anti-Spam Blog at

About Commtouch
Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) is the source of proven messaging and Web security technology for scores of security companies and service providers, founded on a unique cloudbased datacenter approach. Commtouch’s expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in its patented technology mitigating Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users in more than 100 countries. Commtouch technology automatically analyzes billions of Internet transactions in real-time to identify new threats as they are initiated, protecting email infrastructures and enabling safe, compliant browsing. The unmatched suite of Commtouch security offerings is based on patented Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD™) and GlobalView™ technologies, which work together in a comprehensive feedback loop and offer equally effective protection for all languages and formats. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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