Like all Security Gateway releases, the developers at MDaemon Technologies continue to add new customer requested features and enhancements to meet the latest email security and compliance needs for businesses, whether they're using cloud hosted or on-premise email servers. Here is a quick overview of just some of the latest features end users and IT administrators will find helpful. A more comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the Security Gateway for Email Servers Release Notes.
Clustering allows multiple active Security Gateway servers to share a single database, and provides improved failover & redundancy to help protect businesses from unexpected service interruptions.
For added protection against unauthorized login, Security Gateway supports two-factor authentication. Administrators can enable two-factor authentication globally or per-domain.
Security Gateway can check a user’s password against a compromised password list from a third-party service, and then prevent users from using passwords found on the list. If a user’s password is present on the list it does not mean the account has been hacked. It means that someone somewhere has used the password before and it has appeared in a data breach. Published passwords can be used by hackers in dictionary attacks.
Cybercriminals often use macros in email attachments to spread malware. In Security Gateway 6.5, the Cyren Antivirus engine can be configured to detect macros in Microsoft Office documents and flag them as infected.
Security Gateway can be configured to use an external Firebird database. This will allow multiple items to access the database at the same time, which can help improve performance.
A new option to create email journal reports has been added to the archiving feature. When this setting is enabled, journal reports containing information from the original message (sender & recipient, message subject, etc.) will be created for the messages specified.
Security Gateway's email archiving features provide a fully indexed and searchable repository of all messages sent and received - for both administrators and end users, with advanced search and options for downloading archived messages or restoring them to the mailbox.
Over 60 new data leak prevention rules have been added for protection against transmission of a wider variety of sensitive data such as passport numbers, driver's license numbers, bank account numbers, and much more.
A 64-bit version of Security Gateway is available (for 64-bit operating systems). The 64-bit version can handle a higher volume of active connections for improved performance.