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Abaca Provides Email Protection for Higher Ed

Innovative anti-spam solution ensures campus-wide security with minimal IT support

SAN FRANCISCO -- Abaca Technology Corporation, an innovator in email protection and messaging security, announced today that its Email Protection Gateway™ provides campus-wide email security for colleges and universities with almost no ongoing maintenance required. Visit the Abaca exhibition at the Leadership in Practice: Campus Technology 2007 conference in San Francisco today.

Based on a sophisticated algorithm that uses receiver reputation to precisely differentiate spam from legitimate messages, Abaca’s breakthrough solution guarantees a 99 percent spam catch rate with less than one false positive in 20,000 emails. The core of the solution is ReceiverNet™, a proprietary, patent-pending technology that uses the receiver’s reputation to determine whether incoming messages are legitimate or not. Available as both a hardware/software appliance and as a virtual solution, Abaca’s Email Protection Gateway automatically updates its own software and definitions on a regular basis requiring virtually no system administration once it is installed.

Originally designed with small to medium businesses (SMBs) in mind, Abaca’s Email Protection Gateway offers the same high level of email security to customers in the education market, many of whom face IT challenges similar to those of SMBs.

“Schools, colleges and universities often have large Internet footprints that make them very attractive to spammers,” noted Leo Jolicoeur, chief executive officer of Abaca Technology Corporation. “They also have publicly available faculty, staff and departmental email addresses that can easily end up on spammers’ hit lists. But what these institutions typically don’t have are large IT budgets and lots of extra network bandwidth. Like many smaller businesses, they can’t afford to let spam become a drain on user productivity, IT resources and network capacity.”

Abaca Technology Corp.

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