Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0: commercial release. What’s new in version 3.0?

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Kaspersky Lab informs about commercial release of Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 (build


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Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 is a software suite filtering e-mail in order to protect mail system users from unsolicited mass mail (spam).

The application uses a new intellectual technology SpamTest to recognize unwanted mail. The technology includes integrated methods to recognize spam: a DNS-based real time black hole list (DNSBL), a check based on SPF and SURBL, analysis of the formal message parameters, linguistic heuristics, signatures updated in real-time and graphic spam recognition.



What’s new in version 3.0:

  • New version of the Spamtest filtering engine – offers higher performance and stability; low RAM requirements;
  • Improved filtration methods:
    • improved algorithms used for parsing of HTML objects in mail messages.
    • extended and improved subsystem that analyzes the headers of mail messages.
    • added support for the use of Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Spam URL Realtime Blocklists (SURBL) services.
  • An absolutely new user interface - Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0 uses Control Center, which allows you to perform the following operations: configure the product: filtering rules, actions over messages, performance parameters, etc.; manage the licenses to use the product: install license keys, view the information about the current license; monitor product activity and view statistical data.
  • Convenient configuration of filtration-related settings using the intuitively understandable Control Center interface
    • easy administration: convenient interface offers the minimum toolset necessary for system administration while providing a lot of ways to customize the system for a specific environment.
    • individual settings for user groups: certain scanning methods can be enabled/disabled individually for every group; you can also define the actions to be performed over e-mail messages.
  • Enhanced tools for integration of the product and customization of its infrastructure:
    • redesigned and improved modules for interaction with such e-mail servers as Sendmail and Communigate Pro.
    • a new system has been designed for the delivery of updates to the content filtration databases.
    • all settings are combined into a single configuration file making it easier to configure and administer the system.

Minimum system requirements

Hardware requirements:

       * Minimum: 

             o Intel Pentium III 500 MHz processor or higher. 
             o At least 512 ÌB of available RAM. 
       * Recommended: 

             o Intel Pentium IV 2,4 GHz. 
             o 1024 MB of available RAM.

Software requirements:

       1. Suuported operating systems: 

             o RedHat Linux 9.0. 
             o Fedora Core 3. 
             o RedHat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3. 
             o SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 9.0. 
             o SuSe Linux Professional 9.2.
             o Mandrake Linux version 10.1. 
             o Debian GNU/Linux version 3.1. 
             o FreeBSD version 4.10. 
             o FreeBSD version 5.4. 
       2. Supported mail systems: 

             o Sendmail 8.13.5 with Milter API support. 
             o Postfix 2.2.2. 
             o Qmail 1.03. 
             o Exim 4.50. 
             o Communigate Pro 4.3.7. 
       3. Necessary software: 

             o installed bzip2 and which utilities. 
             o Perl interpreter. 

You can download the application from Kaspersky Lab’s site.

Information how to install and update the application is available in the release_notes file.

See also