Sentinel Selects Sendio Email Protection

Sentinel Real Estate Corp. has chosen Irvine, Calif.-based Sendio Corp’s ICE Box for email protection, it has announced. I.C.E. Box is a stand-alone email security appliance that authenticates monitors and controls both incoming and outgoing email messages. NewYork-based Sentinel, which manages a $5 billion portfolio of 156 properties in 29 states for pension funds and other institutional investors, has more than 1000 employees. Sendio, a privately- held company founded in 2004, develops email products particularly designed to help the growing number of companies who rely on email as a key instrument to conduct business. Emile Rashkovich, Sentinel’s senior vice president & CEO told CPN that previously the company had been using MimeSweeper. “We only found out about Sendio’s I.C.E. Box by accident, when a business associate sent us an email using it, and it interested us. Now Ice Box saves us money on a few different levels, as well as lots of aggravation. We no longer need a dedicated anti-spam administrator glued to the console trying to find harmful spam.” Sendio products are designed to protect against Spyware, viruses, Phishing and Malware. “Our business is all about making it possible for businesses to trust their email systems again. These days you can find out an email you have sent was never received, because it got stuck,” explained Sendio’s founder and President Tal Golan. The I.C.E. Box, first came to the marketing industry in 2004. But the latest version, released in March, has added improvements to deal with increasing volumes, as well as improved protection of the bandwidth of the data stream. Plus, the overall cost is lower. I.C.E. Box gets licensed based on the number of employees, with a cost that starts now at about $2.25 per user per month. The price drops as the number of users increase. An installation can take as little as 15 minutes, and the I.C.E. Box does not use filters. Said Golan, “We call filters guessing machines. A filter, by definition, can only filter out things it knows it is looking for, and it creates false positives. Instead, we use a simple one-time process of sender address verification, an email which asks a question to make sure the sender is okay before allowing the content to enter.”