ILAP to release email authentication
TORONTO, ON. (October 14, 2004) –
Internet Light and Power (ILAP), an Internet service provider
for business, will make available the anticipated Sender ID
email authentication technology. Sender ID will be incorporated
into the latest version of iPermitMail, ILAP’s anti-spam
service. Availability to begin November 1, 2004 through www.ipermitmail.com.
“The best way to deter phishing
and spam is to lock it out,” said Tristan Goguen, president
of ILAP. “Sender ID will sort through legitimate email
from the junk. The reason why spam and phishing continues
is some recipients do think such emails are legitimate, or
the sender is genuine. Those who use Sender ID can start to
trust email again, knowing that the sender is who they say
Sender ID was a proposed concept and
technology standard that is now reality. Email sources will
be authenticated to ensure it originated from a legitimate
source, such as a recognized bank or e-commerce business.
This will filter out random phishing attempts by criminals
impersonating such businesses by fraudulently using a legitimate
business domain in the “from sender” line.
Sender ID is a combination of Microsoft’s
Caller ID and Meng Wong’s Sender Policy Framework (SPF).
SPF and Sender ID are part of an Industry collective to find
a solution to the spam and phishing epidemic. ILAP’s
version of Sender ID originally evolved from location tracking
technology that was in development at ILAP’s lab.
iPermitMail is ILAP’s anti-spam
email firewall service used by businesses and individuals.
Sender ID will be incorporated into the upcoming version.
Users will have the option of using iPermitMail and Sender
ID together, or independently.
“Email is about to get a whole
lot better and I’m thrilled that ILAP is helping the
Internet community take a step forward by deploying Sender
ID,” added Goguen. “This will be a turning point
for email as the collective effort of various online service
providers start to roll-out variations of Sender ID and SPF
over the next months. ILAP has decided to move early and not
deny this feature to those who want it first.”
iPermitMail with Sender ID will be available
November 1, 2004. Prices for individual users will be $4.95CDN
per month (approx. $3.95US). Businesses, institutions and
organizations should contact ILAP about multi-unit pricing.
Resellers and ISPs can contact ILAP about licensing and distribution
agreements. Additional information about iPermitMail with
Sender ID is available on a fact sheet at www.ipermitmail.com
ILAP is a multi-tiered, Internet Service Provider focused
on delivering complete Internet solutions to organizations
across North America. ILAP provides a broad range of solutions
including Internet Access, Enterprise Messaging, Anti-Spam
Software (http://www.ipermitmail.com), Web/Application Development
and Web Hosting, Network Design and Network Security. ILAP
currently has over 4,500 business customers throughout North
America. For more information, visit the ILAP website at www.ilap.com.
416-250-5600 ext. 203
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