TitanHQ Adds BitDefender AV Engine in SpamTitan v7.00

TitanHQ, the leading the leading anti-spam solution provider, has released a new version of its award-winning spam filtering solution SpamTitan.

One major change to its anti-spam software in SpamTitan v7.00 is the addition Bitdefender AV engine, which is now the primary AV engine providing malware and virus protection for users. The solution still offers dual AV protection with ClamAV serving as the secondary AV engine.

The update to the new AV provider is due to ‘a growing strategic relationship’ with the Romanian cybersecurity firm and further collaboration can be expected in the near future.

Existing customers that have prefetch of system updates enabled on SpamTitan will be able to see the update ready to apply in the list of available updates on the System Updates page. If prefetch of system updates has been disabled it is necessary to check for updates manually by using the ‘Check for Updates Now’ option in the user interface.

Updating to the latest version is not mandatory at present, although it is strongly advisable. The latest version of SpamTitan also includes several patches to address vulnerabilities in ClamAV and to prevent denial of service attacks. The vulnerabilities fixed in SpamTitan v7.00 are buffer overflow vulnerabilities CVE-2017-12375 and CVE-2017-12376; Buffer Overflow in messageAddArgument vulnerability CVE-2017-12379; Mew Packet Heap Overflow vulnerability CVE-2017-1237; Null Dereference vulnerability CVE-2017-12380; and use-after-free vulnerability CVE-2017-12374. Openssl, openssh, php, and wget have also been patched. All new customers who install SpamTitan after March 5, 2018 will be on version 7.00.

TitanHQ has advised all existing customers to check release notes before installing the new version of SpamTitan and users of SpamTitan v4 and v5 must upgrade to version 6 of the platform before attempting to install version 7.

Customers on v4 or v5 of SpamTitan only have until May 1, 2018 to apply the updates, after which neither version of the platform will be supported and support for Kaspersky AV protection will also stop on May 1, 2018.

The upgrade will not alter any user settings for SpamTitan. Users have been warned that the update is likely to take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of NetSec.news