Toronto, April 8, 2003- Internet Light
and Power Inc, a premier Internet Service Provider, announced
today they have launched a new anti-spam product that completely
blocks unwanted email to help combat the growing spam epidemic.
With iPermitMail, users have complete
control over their inbox. Unlike most anti-spam programs on
the market today, which use blacklists or filters, iPermitMail
is a permission-based email system that compares each email
received against a permitted sender database and either holds
the message or forwards it to the user’s inbox. This
results in zero false positives, a very high spam blocking
percentage, and low maintenance requirements.
“We are very excited about this
anti-spam system,” says Tristan Goguen, president of
Internet Light and Power. “It eliminates the hassle
of handling mailboxes clogged with unsolicited email, lowers
the security risks of unknown mail, blocks offensive materials
and saves users time and money. I believe this tool will change
the way people communicate via email.”
According to Ferris Research, spam will
cost U.S. organizations over $10 billion in 2003. This figure
is credited to the loss of worker productivity and the additional
IT resources used to process the tremendous volumes of spam
messages within a corporate network. In addition to the cost
associated with spam mail is the growing concern of offensive
emails in the workplace, which have legal and moral implications.
iPermitMail provides several levels of
protection to help reduce these costs. It combines the power
of a white list, which ensures that important clients and
other contacts will not be blocked, with iPermitMail's patent-pending
Adaptive Inheritance Technology (AIT). This allows users to
inherit the permission databases of other iPermitMail users,
which significantly lowers the numbers of legitimate users
that need to be added to individual lists. Beta tests indicate
that iPermitMail blocked more than 95% of all spam mail.
Pricing and Availability
As a web-based application, iPermitMail requires no downloads
or software installations. Users pay only $49.95 US/$69.95
Cdn for a one-year subscription (approximately $4/$6/month).
This pricing includes all upgrades, updates and support. Internet
Light and Power is currently offering a free 60-day trial
of iPermitMail for business and home users.
For more information on iPermitMail,
About Internet Light and Power
Internet Light and Power Inc. is a premier, multi-tiered Internet
Service Provider focused on delivering complete Internet solutions.
Internet Light and Power services organizations in the entertainment
and media, manufacturing, engineering, retail, financial services,
arts and education sectors. The company provides solutions
for Internet Access, Enterprise Messaging, Web/Application
Development and Web Hosting, Network Design and Network Security.
Internet Light and Power currently has over 4,500 business
customers throughout North America. For more information,
visit the Internet Light and Power website at www.ilap.com.
For more information, contact:
Director of Marketing