GFI Software has announced its MailEssentials email security platform has been updated. MailEssentials 2015 includes several performance-enhancing updates that improve scalability and incorporate load balancing capabilities to help users manage multiple mail servers.
As employee numbers increase and the volume of emails being sent and received skyrockets, companies can struggle to cope. The solution many have opted for is to use multiple mail servers. While this solution solves some problems, managing spam, phishing and malware protection becomes more complex, and all of those servers must be kept in sync. An additional problem faced by companies with this mail setup is ensuring load is balanced and one server does not end up destabilizing the mail system or becoming a target for cybercriminals.
These problems are all tackled in the latest version of MailEssentials, which simplifies load balancing across multiple mail servers to ensure continued efficient and reliable processing and delivery of messages. With GFI MailEssentials 2015 implemented, it is possible to process much higher volumes of emails concurrently. MailEssentials also scans each message for the signatures of spam and blocks malicious messages to prevent them from reaching end users’ inboxes
The management of mail servers is also simplified through centralized management. Changes to one server can easily be applied to all mail servers in a group to ensure continued group functionality while saving time on maintenance.
The latest version of GFI MailEssentials also now supports failover servers to ensure that in the event of one mail server failing, or during maintenance or periods of high demand, additional capacity can easily be switched in.
Email spam controls can be easily be applied across all mail servers. All quarantined messages are loaded into a centralized quarantine folder, regardless of the server that performed the blocking action.
Reports can be generated for all servers in a centrally managed group with the reports sent to a single shared database. Reports can be generated for all servers, groups of servers, or individually.
When patches need to be allied to mail servers this can be automated saving administrators time. Patching can also be scheduled or configured to be run manually.
“Adding these centralization features to GFI MailEssentials 2015 helps businesses running more than one mail server to manage security and workloads as effectively as they can with conventional file and application servers,” said Sergio Galindo, general manager of GFI Software. “At the same time, GFI MailEssentials equips those with just one mail server with tools that will allow them to scale as their email needs inevitably grow with the business and with increasing volumes of email traffic.”