June 27, 2006 at 09:00 AM EDT
Habeas SenderIndex Expands as MailChannels Focuses on the Positive
Email Reputation Database Helps MailChannels Identify "Good" Senders and Reduce Illegitimate Email Traffic by 95%

Habeas, Inc. (www.habeas.com), the company that certifies the reputations of legitimate email senders, today announced that MailChannels will be leveraging its email reputation database, SenderIndex, to intelligently route email traffic for its customers. MailChannels marks the 6th message security vendor that has joined the Habeas Network since the SenderIndex debut in May 2006

By controlling the flow of email into an organization, MailChannels Traffic Control solution provides companies with an essential new layer of email infrastructure protection. Traffic Control leverages data from Habeas SenderIndex to determine a sender's reputation and effectively allocate the appropriate network and email server resources. This process allows legitimate traffic to get through to the inbox, while slowing down and limiting traffic from suspicious sources, reducing illegitimate traffic by 95 percent.

"While we've long been able to identify potential spammers, it wasn't until Habeas came along that we could detect the good senders, which is far more important to us and our customers," said MailChannels CEO Ken Simpson. "SenderIndex provides us with the reputation information we need to detect SafeListed senders and give customers what they want: legitimate email into their inbox."

"Email reputation data is steadily becoming the bellwether for companies looking to more effectively manage inbound email," said Des Cahill, CEO of Habeas. "As organizations such as MailChannels use SenderIndex as a reputation resource, SafeListed senders will be better positioned to establish trust with receivers."

The Habeas Network consists of more than 250,000 receiving mail networks in over 170 countries representing ISPs and enterprises, such as corporations, universities and government agencies, who use Habeas to determine what mail should be delivered to the inbox. The Habeas Network provides enhanced delivery to over 600 million email inboxes worldwide.

About MailChannels

MailChannels develops and markets next generation email infrastructure protection solutions to ensure the reliable delivery of legitimate email. MailChannels' solutions allow information technology professionals to more effectively utilize scarce resources and improve end-user productivity by dramatically improving email service availability, reliability and security. A privately held company, MailChannels was founded in 2003 by development professionals who helped create the Sophos PureMessage email security solution.

Located in Vancouver, a major North American high-tech center with a history of creating industry leading, mission critical email technologies, MailChannels customers include Internet Service Providers, educational institutions, government organizations and large corporations.

About Habeas, Inc.

Habeas is an email trust authority that re-establishes email as a reliable business communications medium. Habeas enables commercial email senders to certify their communications as legitimate, and helps ISPs and message security vendors make better, more efficient decisions about how to sort inbound mail. By aggregating, analyzing, and categorizing the reputation of millions of email senders around the globe, Habeas is making sure legitimate email gets delivered while spam does not. Habeas Solutions for Senders include best practices certification, Internet whitelisting, and email monitoring services that improve delivery to over a quarter of a million email servers at major Fortune 1000 companies and leading ISPs. Habeas Solutions for Receivers include SenderIndex, the industry's leading email reputation database that helps reduce inbound email handling costs and ensures end users receive the email they need.


Habeas contact:
Kevin Cartwright
(415) 591-8413
Email Contact

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