News Release - Engate Continues Customer Growth with Industry-Leading Preemptive Email Threat Protection


Growing Customer Base Endorses Engate’s Unique Network Profiling Connection Management Approach to Threat Preemption at Connection-Level


Reno, NV – February 22, 2007 — Engate Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of next generation network profiling connection management security solutions, today announced that the company continues to exceed corporate milestones through customer acquisition and channel development. Engate MailSentinel™ protects companies with the industry’s highest level accuracy of 99% against all threats, including, image spam, phish, zombies, denial of service, and directory harvest attacks, with a false positive rate of 0.0002%.


"Our previous filters were oblivious to new threats like image spam which has become an increasing burden on our network,” said Gary Carson, IT Manager, Montrose Group. “Engate’s innovative approach to threat preemption continues to deliver superior levels of accuracy against all threats to our email system. Engate has effectively stopped the majority of spam outside our network, helping us to minimize our operating expenses."


“As emerging email threats like phish and image spam continue to become more severe and flood our mail servers, it’s important for us to ensure the protection and speedy delivery of mail for our customers,” said Jennifer Ross, Principal, NetDesign Network Holdings, Inc. “Engate’s technology uniquely stays ahead of new threats by providing the most innovative and proactive security solution available in the market.”


“The increase in spam over the past year, along with stealth botnet attacks and hard-to-detect image-based spam has drove increased demand for Engate MailSentinel™,” said Wil Cochran, President and CEO, Engate Technology Corporation. “Engate continues to win business from competitors as enterprises and businesses experience overwhelming administrative problems caused by underwhelming anti-spam effectiveness. Engate's protocol layer SMTP threat preemption solution provides superior protection to our customers while at the same time expediting mail delivery and saving them money since spam is preemptively eliminated outside the enterprise network.”


Blacklisting IP Addresses Are Inaccurate and Delays Mail Delivery

Reputation filters are constantly strained due to the thousands of IP addresses that are continually rotating in and out of the database. Smart spammers and their engineers are able to calculate the length of time that IP addresses remain on the reputation list and will alternate IP addresses as they become available, resulting in compromised mail sources. Tracking and defending against these changes is an enormous task for network resources. What’s more, delivery delays often occur as these large databases store and query millions of IP addresses for mail processing. These databases rely on IP addresses that have historically sent spam so their accuracy levels are thwarted by new sources that don’t yet have a reputation. This results in network inefficiencies as the reputation filters continue to struggle with updates, poor accuracy levels and increased false positive ratings from rotated IP addresses.


Engate Delivers Industry-Leading Accuracy and Throughput

Engate MailSentinel™ ensures the highest throughput in the market by uniquely profiling the entire spamming network, analyzing every IP that has spammed and not spammed within the network, and establishing ‘smart’ rules to block malicious email at the connection level. Engate is impervious to threats because it uses proprietary techniques and source information that cannot be forged, circumvented or adapted by a spammers’ present and future ingenuity. Engate MailSentinel™ segregates between legitimate mail servers, and all other network functions, thereby making accurate judgments about the legitimacy of inbound mail.

Engate uniquely functions at 99% accuracy at the protocol level, without throttling, capturing, storing or reading email content. This empowers Engate customers to deliver unmatched performance with no risk of delay in mail delivery. Engate MailSentinel™ adds incremental value to existing reputation and content filter investments by radically reducing the volume of unwanted traffic prior to their receipt at the destination mail systems. Once illicit email is interdicted at the connection level, Engate directs legitimate mail to the mail transfer agent, and if desired, filtering for objectionable content. The result is drastically smaller volumes of email that require application layer filtering, as well as a reduced load on the email infrastructure, setting a new benchmark for anti-spam protection, performance and customer satisfaction.



Engate MailSentinel™ is available immediately to service providers and enterprises and can be licensed to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. For more information, please contact Engate via email:, telephone: 775.745.7151, or visit the company‘s website:   


About Engate Technology

Engate Technology Corporation is a leading provider of proactive anti-botnet and email security solutions for service providers and enterprises. The company also provides strategic partners with scalable and flexible OEM deployment models, including hardware appliance, hosted services and software, which can be licensed to security software, appliance, router, firewall, secure web gateway, intrusion prevention, unified threat management and managed service providers. The company‘s proactive network profiling technology is instantly aware of new computers that become members of botnets and stops the distribution of email-borne threats at the protocol level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to compromise IT resources, slow down network performance, and invade privacy. For more information, contact Engate at, or visit the company’s website at


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