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Director, Network World Test Alliance

Best Products: Messaging finalists

Feb 27, 20061 min

Back to the Messaging winners

PGP’s Universal Series 500 turned in high marks in our encryption test. The system supports extremely strong encryption (up to 4,096 bits for Triple-DES) and performs well in delivering encrypted e-mails.

For anti-spam, Symantec’s Mail Security 8100 Series appliance got our nod. The 8160 model we tested limits the amount of network bandwidth that spam can consume. “When the bits start flying, it manages the load on corporate mail servers quite well, providing a good first line of defense in reducing the amount of spam that enters the network,” said Lab Alliance member Joel Snyder. The system’s ability to handle 850 messages per second, along with its easy integration into an existing network topology, earned this product a finalist spot.

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