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Service Provider Weekly award for GFI MailEssentials
Excellent spam detection rate that’s more than 98%

London, UK, 9 July 2007 – GFI MailEssentials, an anti-spam and anti-phishing solution, has won Service Provider Weekly’s Editors Choice Award 2007 for performance and reliability, GFI Software, an international developer of network security, content security and messaging software has announced. Tests carried out by the magazine found that GFI MailEssentials stopped 98% of spam received – “if not slightly better”.

“GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP can effectively stop spam from hitting user inboxes and it receives our Editor’s Choice Award for performance and reliability,” the online magazine for service providers said.

Service Provider Weekly said the installation of the package was quite easy and recommended that it be used on the same system as the email server “for the best results”. The magazine said it liked the way GFI MailEssentials provided detailed information for network administrators.

With regard to the claim that GFI MailEssentials can stop 98% of spam, Service Provider Weekly said that “according to our tests we think that it is rather close if not slightly better”.

In conclusion, the magazine said: “If you’re looking for more safety in your email server environment or wish to keep tabs on the system’s performance then we suggest you check out GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP”.

'With over 60,000 customer installations GFI MailEssentials is a leading anti-spam and anti-phishing solution that stops 98% of spam as determined by independent industry experts West Coast Labs, with a very low level of false positives. The award from Service Provider Weekly confirms GFI MailEssentials as an indispensable solution for administrators to keep their network’s mailboxes free from spam,' said David Vella, Director of Product Management at GFI.

To download a trial version of GFI MailEssentials, visit

About GFI MailEssentials
GFI MailEssentials offers anti-spam for Exchange server and other email servers and eliminates the need to install and update anti-spam software on each desktop. GFI MailEssentials offers a fast set-up and a high spam detection rate using Bayesian filtering and other methods. With very low false positives, GFI MailEssentials will eliminate over 98% of the spam from your network, detect and block phishing emails and hard to catch image-spam through a Botnet/Zombie check. GFI MailEssentials also adds email management tools to your mail server: disclaimers, mail monitoring, Internet mail reporting, list server, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading.

About Service Provider Weekly
Service Provider Weekly is a tool to help Internet Service Providers (ISPs) obtain timely information about their markets and products. Service Provider Weekly is not tied to any trade shows or other major events, so it has the ability to be open, frank and honest in its editorial pages. Written by industry professionals, Service Provider Weekly has a unique blend of news, reviews, features and viewpoints. Its slightly irreverent style is what makes it a force to be reckoned with in the Service Provider Market.

About GFI
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. Founded in 1992, GFI has offices in Malta, London, Raleigh, Hong Kong, Adelaide, Hamburg and Cyprus which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners throughout the world. GFI is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at

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