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Email Security Grader Evaluates Mail infrastructure Weaknesses


The Vircom Email Security Grader website allows IT and mail administrators to run a full email security test suite on their domains. After analysis of a domain name’s mail infrastructure, Email Security Grader performs diagnostics on MX records, reverse DNS, SPF, DNSBL, Open Relay, and SMTP/POP3/IMAP authentication. The user is presented with a detailed report of the analysis, and given recommendations for improving system security.

“I am very proud to see Email Security Grader go live today” said Mike Petsalis, COO at Vircom. “This project is an employee initiative...driven by our R&D staff, engineers, and IT from start to finish. The devs wanted to share their knowledge and expertise outside the scope of corporate product roadmap, and make it available for free on the web. Email Security Grader is the result of this effort.”

Nicolas Riousset, Development Lead at Vircom, said, “Most email and IT administrators are running email security software to protect their messaging infrastructure, yet many are integrating these solutions in insecure environments, thus compromising efficiency. Email Security Grader and Vircom are here to help and identify security flaws in their environment.”

In addition to providing an email security tool, Email Security Grader offers community-building discussion forums where users can interact with the developers to exchange ideas, debate, and improve the tests and scoring algorithms of the test suite.


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