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1 AXIGEN MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES

2 Contents GECAD Group & Axigen What Axigen Offers Axigen’s Technology Multi-Platform Architecture Modularity Standards Compliance Patented Technology Security & Filtering Admin Addressed Security User Addressed Security Information & Infrastructure Security Server Administration Scalability / HA / Clustering Third Party App Integration Axigen’s Features & PIM Sharing & Collaboration Mobility AntiVirus & AntiSpam Local & Remote Access Branding & Localization Credentials Recovery Integrated Features Instant Messaging Archiving & Discovery Pornographic Content Filter

3 GECAD Group & Axigen Established in 2004, Axigen is an integrated , calendaring and collaboration platform, masterfully built using a unique mail server technology, for increased speed and security. Axigen ensures an efficient and secure worldwide communication environment and business growth mainly for service providers but also companies of all sizes. It is currently distributed internationally in more than 100 countries and manages the traffic for around 10,000 companies counting approximately 8 million end-users. Part of the GECAD Group, the Axigen’s team of seasoned professionals with more than 15 years of experience in messaging and IT security delivers cutting-edge products based on innovative and proprietary technology and architectures.

4 What Axigen Offers CollaborationWireless Mobile Sync Outlook Connector Advanced security Desktop-Like, Ajax WebMail Client Backup & Archiving Instant Messaging Calendaring Notes Contacts Tasks

5 What Axigen Offers - Solutions Advanced technologies make Axigen a compelling choice as mail server for Business, ISP server or for ISP hosting: Axigen Service Provider Messaging Multi-tenant messaging for SPs looking to host hundreds to millions of business-level users, based on a powerful mail server for ISP. Axigen Business Messaging The full benefits of communication & collaboration, integrated in a smart & secure solution based on a powerful mail server for business. Axigen Free Mail Server The Axigen Free Mail Server is a great alternative to open source: it is a turnkey messaging solution with an amazing number of free users.

6 Axigen’s Technology Integrated messaging platform, built on advanced mail server technologies, for increased speed & security. Fully self-developed solution, truly innovative in several respects, particularly scalable & configurable. Offers the entire range of mail services - SMTP, POP3, IMAP, WebMail - includes List server, Logging, Reporting & FTP Backup modules. Provides various, flexible administration options (including a central Web administration interface - WebAdmin).

7 Multi-Platform Architecture Axigen uses MPA (Multi-Platform Architecture), a proprietary technology that allows porting Axigen's high- performance mail server on multiple platforms (Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris & Windows) while keeping the same set of features. This makes it possible to adapt the product to any demanded platform, while still guaranteeing stability, & makes it easier for users to switch to a different platform, whenever their requirements change.

8 Modularity Axigen is a modular server, running either as integrated service server or with certain services inhibited. When using Axigen as main mail server, you can take full benefit of the server’s functionalities by running all its services: Each Axigen service can be started / stopped / restarted separately, providing you a flexible way to troubleshoot or to perform administrative tasks without completely stopping the server. Processing SMTP (Incoming & Outgoing) POP3 IMAP WebMail WebAdmin CLI Logging Reporting FTP Backup

9 Standards Compliance Axigen has been developed to be compliant with existing standards. The RFCs implemented can be split in the following categories: The full list of RFCs implemented in Axigen can be found in Axigen’s online documentation Axigen’s online documentation POP3 POP3 & IMAP Specifications SMTP Specifications & Extensions IMAP Specifications HTTP Specifications DNS Specifications SIEVE Extensions Generic RFCs Mailing Lists FTP Groupware & Calendaring SNMP

10 Patented Technology Axigen was specifically built to provide fast & reliable messaging services leveraging on advanced, patented technologies: Axigen SmartProcessing TM Axigen UltraStorage TM Axigen GrowSecure TM

11 Axigen SmartProcessing TM Axigen incorporates a multi-threaded engine, which can break the server activity into multiple, parallel processing threads & reduces processing time to a minimum. Queue Management You can inspect the content of the queue, applying filters based on originator, recipient(s), message size, failure reason, etc. Specific actions such as delete, retry or send NDR can be performed on selected items. Virtual Queues Axigen maintains an availability status for each destination domain, avoiding repeated delivery retries to unresponsive domains. Cached Queue / Hashed Structure The disk structure of the queue is optimized for fast message access, even if a large no. of messages exist in the queue. Axigen also retains memory-cached queue items that are to be delivered soon.

12 Axigen UltraStorage TM Using a unique technology that allows storing messages in a special directory structure, Axigen guarantees an effective, fast flow & optimized space-saving. Indexed Data Structure Transactional Access Single Storage of s with Multiple Recipients Expandable Storage Repairing Corrupted Accounts Domain Renaming

13 Security: Features & Capabilities USER ADDRESSED SECURITYADMIN ADDRESSED SECURITYINFO & INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY PRIVACY ENCRYPTION ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION ON MESSAGING SERVICES ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION ON ADMINISTRATION SERVICES CREDENTIALS MANAGEMENT ADVANCED PASSWORD MANAGEMENT [SPE & MORE] DATA FORMAT PROPRIETARY (NON-USER-READABLE) STORAGE FORMAT ACCESS MANAGEMENT AUTHENTICATION MULTIPLE USER-AUTHENTICATION MECHANISMS CERTIFICATE-BASED SERVER AUTHENTICATION AUTHORIZATION HIERARCHICAL ACCESS CONTROL TO MAILBOXES HIERARCHICAL ACCESS CONTROL TO SERVER’S RESOURCES NETWORKING ACCESS CONTROL MULTI-LAYER FLOW & ACCESS CONTROL COUNTRY IP FILTERING HTTP REDIRECTS TO SECURE PORTS INFORMATION PROCESSING (MANAGEMENT) CONTENT FILTERINGANTIVIRUS & ANTISPAM FILTERS PEER-BASED FILTERING BLACKLIST & WHITELIST SPF FILTERING DK / DKIM FILTERING DNS CHECKS & DNSBL IDENTITY CONFIRMATION BLACKLIST & WHITELIST MESSAGE SENDING / RECEIVING RESTRICTIONS GREYLISTING ADVANCED (AXIGEN-SPECIFIC) FILTERING SIEVE-BASED FILTERING MULTIPLE CHAINS OF FILTERS MILTER-BASED FILTERING FILTERING OF RPOP INCOMING MESSAGES MESSAGE ACCEPTANCE POLICIES MESSAGE RELAY CONTROL [SENDING & ROUTING POLICIES] SIEVE-BASED FILTERING

14 Security: User Addressed ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION using SSL / TLS (and START-TLS) on messaging services (SMTP, POP3, IMAP, WebMail over HTTPs, ActiveSync over HTTPs) & managing services (CLI, WebAdmin over HTTPs, FTP-based backup & restore) POLICIES FOR PASSWORD ENFORCEMENT (length & content constraints), password expiration, password expiry notification & password change, applied to accounts from different levels (domain-wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) HTTP REDIRECTS TO SECURE PORTS for the WebMail & WebAdmin services HIERARCHICAL ACCESS CONTROL OF USERS & groups of users on mailboxes & folders BLACKLIST & WHITELIST of senders and senders’ domains by administrators on multiple levels (server-wide, domain- wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) & by users on their accounts IDENTITY CONFIRMATION of the senders of messages SIEVE-BASED FILTERING applied by administrators on multiple levels (server- wide, domain-wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) & by users on their accounts

15 Security: Admin Addressed ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION using SSL / TLS (and START-TLS) on messaging services (SMTP, POP3, IMAP, WebMail over HTTPs, ActiveSync over HTTPs) & managing services (CLI, WebAdmin over HTTPs, FTP-based backup & restore) HIERARCHICAL ACCESS CONTROL OF ADMINISTRATORS & groups of administrators on server’s, domains’ and sub-domains’ resources PREDEFINED (OEM) ANTIVIRUS / ANTISPAM FILTERS based on SpamAssassin, Commtouch, ClamAV, AVG, Kaspersky AntiVirus & Kaspersky AntiSpam SPF FILTERING of messages – performed by a built-in module DK FILTERING & signing of messages – performed by an external module DNSBL & DNS CHECKS (MX EXISTENCE & REVERSE DNS) FILTERING – performed by a built-in module BLACKLIST & WHITELIST of senders and senders’ domains by administrators on multiple levels (server-wide, domain-wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) & by users on their accounts MESSAGE SENDING & RECEIVING RESTRICTIONS – applied by administrators on multiple levels (domain-wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) SUPPORT FOR MULTIPLE CHAINS OF FILTERS based on multiple (more than 10) AntiVirus / AntiSpam / AntiPorn products, chains that can be used at different levels (server-wide, domain- wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) MILTER-BASED FILTERING – performed by an external module MESSAGE ACCEPTANCE POLICIES & MESSAGE RELAY CONTROL – performed by a built-in message-processing module SIEVE-BASED FILTERING – applied by administrators on multiple levels (server-wide, domain-wide, accounts in a class of accounts, single account only) & by users on their accounts

16 Security: Information & Infrastructure PROPRIETARY (NON-USER- READABLE) STORAGE FORMAT for account, mailbox & message databases CERTIFICATE-BASED SERVER AUTHENTICATION using server SSL certificates on all messaging & managing services FLOW & ACCESS CONTROL (firewall- like management) for TCP connections on all messaging & administration services COUNTRY IP FILTERING for a accessing IP-based services, using a GeoIP database HTTP REDIRECTS TO SECURE PORTS for the WebMail & WebAdmin services

17 Server Administration Axigen’s smartly structured administration local & remote access to servers. With the web-based administration front-end, configuration is a breeze & maintenance simple & straightforward, while all day-to-day tasks can be easily automated. Account Classes All account management uses inherited hierarchies & defined exceptions, so administrators can easily create different groups of accounts, differentiating the service levels (allowed services, message size quota, filters applied, etc). Web Based & Command Line Administration Administrators can configure service specific parameters through Axigen's WebAdmin interface, with quick links & contextual help. Alternatively, they can automate administrative & provisioning tasks using the Command Line Interface with a Web API. Delegated Administration Administrative tasks can be delegated to specific users / groups with predetermined membership hierarchies & permissions for a specific domain / subdomain or even for specific operations. Reporting & Statistics Server & traffic statistics Data collection & export Graphic charts Detailed storage reports SNMP service

18 Axigen can be deployed quickly and effectively for small user bases as well as millions of users, allowing providers grow their subscriber bases with ease. Scalability / HA / Clustering

19 Third Party App Integration Axigen can be integrated with a plethora of third party applications, for extended functionality: MESSAGE FILTERING For extra protection, Axigen can integrate with virtually any commercial security application, via: Axigen direct connectors for third party scanners Axigen Milter integration for third party scanners ACTIVE DIRECTORY AD Snap-in CONFIGURATION PHP CLI API ARCHIVING MailArchiva Arcmail INSTANT MESSAGING ejabberd Instant Messaging Server, IM client included in the Axigen WebMail AD SERVING IN AXIGEN WEBMAIL Third Party Ad Servers

20 Features: & PIM Axigen's high-performance mail server technology is specifically built to provide fast & secure communication (via Axigen SmartProcessing™ & Axigen GrowSecure™), while ensuring effective space management (via the intelligent Axigen UltraStorage™). As built-in features, Axigen includes: Address book (contacts, groups & distribution lists) RPOP (Remote POP connections) Rules & filters Out-of-office messages Personalized user signature Temporary addresses (aliases) PIM Users can organize their business with effective time-management tools such as personal & public calendars, journal, tasks & notes. Access to the same PIM via WebMail or Outlook.

21 Sharing & collaboration without compromising on speed and hardware efficiency. Features: Sharing & Collaboration

22 Features: Mobility WIRELESS MOBILE SYNC Push & synchronize calendars 1 - for iPhone, Android, Nokia (E Series, N Series) & Windows Mobile devices (Palm, PocketPC, HTC, etc.) Push & synchronize calendars on Blackberry 2 MOBILE WEBMAIL Mobile WebMail Interface, for any web-enabled mobile phone 1 via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync 2 Based on the NotifySync TM technology over Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

23 Features: Mobility MOBILITY SERVICES FOR LARGE SCALE SOLUTIONS As multiple branches, employees traveling from one city to another, customers from different countries and time-zones become commonplace, service providers and companies of all sizes turn to mobile solutions to increase productivity and stay ahead of competition. No matter where business takes them, they can increase productivity and efficiency by keeping in touch with co-workers, partners, family and friends, or staying up-to-date with the latest changes and events in their field of activity.

24 Features: AntiVirus & AntiSpam WORLD-CLASS, EMBEDDED PROTECTION With the integrated Kaspersky AntiVirus & AntiSpam engines, filtering on incoming & outgoing messages is fast, efficient & easy to administer. EXTRA ANTIVIRUS / ANTISPAM APPS AVG AntiVirus Commtouch Real Time AntiSpam Protection ClamAV SpamAssassin ADDITIONALLY... For extra protection, Axigen can integrate with virtually any commercial security application.

25 Features: Local & Remote Access NATIVE MS OUTLOOK CONNECTIVITY Users can communicate from Outlook, while taking full advantage of Axigen's calendaring & collaboration, via our MAPI-enabled Outlook Connector (including offline work, advanced search & filters etc). OTHER DESKTOP CLIENTS access via POP3 & IMAP PIM access from iCal-compatible clients AXIGEN WEBMAIL Ajax "Refreshless" WebMail with desktop-like usability Standard WebMail, for fast access to mailbox data Mobile WebMail, for access from Web-enabled mobile devices WIRELESS MOBILE SYNC , contacts, calendars or tasks sync via Axigen's built-in ActiveSync® support for mobile devices. AJAX "REFRESHLESS" WEBMAIL WITH DESKTOP-LIKE USABILITY For extra protection, Axigen can integrate with virtually any commercial security application.

26 Features: Branding & Localization FULLY BRANDABLE Axigen’s components can be branded & customized from a simple change of logos to a complete white-labeling OVER 20 LANGUAGES AVAILABLE Axigen’s components are already translated in numerous languages For languages not yet supported, translations can be easily added via our friendly Web, Ajax-based applications FULL LOCALIZATION SUPPORT Axigen offers full localization support for the following applications: Axigen WebMail (Standard & Mobile) Outlook Connector System-generated messages ( reminders, quota warnings, etc.) Axigen WebAdmin

27 Features: Credentials Recovery USERNAME AND PASSWORD RECOVERY This feature comes to enlarge the set of capabilities related to credentials' management that Axigen provides (e.g. password change, flexible password enforcement and expiration policies, customized notification in case of password expiration) The recovering process of both username and password is easy and straight forward As usual with Axigen, the notification messages sent to users in response to their requests for credentials' recovery can be customized and localized through specific message templates.

28 Features: Instant Messaging Based on a setup including an Axigen mail server with a special release of the Ajax-WebMail interface Client-server communication through XMPP over BOSH IM - Axigen accounts sync via LDAP Also works in clustered setups INTEGRATED IM SERVER ejabberd IM CLIENT INTEGRATED IN THE AXIGEN WEBMAIL allows users to send & receive instant messages, manage their status & buddy list, etc.

29 Features: Archiving & Discovery INTEGRATED ARCHIVING SOLUTIONS: MAILARCHIVA ARCMAIL INTEGRATED ARCHIVING BENEFITS: Quick access to information based on advanced search criteria Smart storage system preventing overhead & ensuring compliance with international standards such as the Sarbanes Oxley act (SOX), Gramm-Leach Bliley act (GLBA) and the Freedom of information act (FOIA). Reliability & security in messaging & archiving policies Easy access to older information exchanged via s Full history on electronic communications No overhead in archive storage or in message delivery Safe operations with respect to local legislation (for example, in certain countries legal requirements force companies to preserve all company communications for 7 years) Compliance with all major international standards

30 Features: Pornographic Content Filter NEW EMBEDED FILTER Axigen has a new embedded filter for detection and handling of sexually explicit image content This filter has been developed using the technology provided by Image Analyzer, that develops the market leading technology which can quickly and accurately analyze an image to determine if it contains pornography. DETECTION, HANDLING AND CONFIGURATION Inappropriate content can be detected in the attached images or in other types of attachments (MS Office files, ZIP files) with embedded images Incoming and outgoing messages suspected to include such content can be handled in multiple and flexible ways: discarded, redirected or copied to a specified address, quarantined for later inspection performed by an administrator or simply be passed to the recipients with a corresponding warning about the potential inappropriate content The new filter is highly and easily configurable from Axigen administrative services, allowing a flexible control of the constraints imposed to the messages to be processed, a wide range of sensitivity levels applied for detection and a flexible way to activate the filter for different accounts and classes of accounts

31 Thank you. The Axigen Team


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