On Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 03:39 AM, Armand Passelac wrote:
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In the community, the Vexira Antivirus seems to have a very very good reputation : http://www.centralcommand.com/vexira_mailarmor_linux.html

You can see this article for a good anti-virus list : http://www.tummy.com/articles/VirusScanners

Vexira/Central Command has a habit of astroturfing newsgroups and mailing lists attempting to sell their product. They've made deceptive and misleading claims about the performance of their products on comp.mail.sendmail and refused to substantiate them.


From: Per Hedeland ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
Subject: Re: Antivirus and sendmail
Newsgroups: comp.mail.sendmail
Date: 2002-09-16 16:35:06 PST

As I'm sure the faithful readers of this group has noticed, there is
some virus protection software called Vexira MailArmor out there. These
users have posted one or more articles praising it to the group in the
last month:

 Allen Campbell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Bob Culinski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Chris Jalowski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 George Wilson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Henrik Stroemer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Jason T. Simon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Martin TauerBach <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

Looking a bit closer at their postings, I noticed a strange coincidence:
They all use a newsreader called "MicroPlanet Gravity v2.50". Now, I
know nothing about this newsreader, I'm sure it's great - but it doesn't
seem very common among the posters to this group. In fact, out of the
2000+ posts currently in my news spool, only 21 were made using it - and
strangely enough 15 of those talk about the abovementioned software (a
few of them are asking or answering questions about it rather than
praising it).

Or, put another way - if you want to buy virus protection software from
spammers, you know where to find it.

--Per Hedeland

-- forwarded message --

From: "Chuck Swiger" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Newsgroups: comp.mail.sendmail
Subject: Re: Need to stop viruses from going through Sendmail
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 18:27:41 +0000 (UTC)

Kelvin Tigg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Vexira MailArmor is also priced per domain with something like 5-6K users
included with a standard license. We chose the an unlimited license for us
though. Sure we looked at rav antivirus and had some issues with it but I
see no need to discuss all the problems we had with it here. When we tested
actual performance of the virus scanning Vexira clearly is a true
enterprise class virus scanner for Sendmail. We pumped the test from
10-100-1000 msg per second and Vexira had no issues with the volume. I am
not here to persuade you to use anything I am simply posting our experience
with Vexira and what we found out.

My dear astroturfing friend, you should probably read the FTC's rules on advertising and marketing:


What's going to happen is that you are going to identify the hardware that you
tested Vexira with "1000 message per second" throughput, as well as which
company you work for, and provide full disclosure of any connections you have
with Central Command per section 255.5 "Disclosure of material connections".

Or a certain company in Ohio is going to learn something about jurisdiction.
Apropos of nothing in particular, if someone was found to have forged
endorsements from, say, "Ford Motor Company", they might also learn something
about how understanding corporate laywers from large companies are, besides
having the FTC asking friendly questions.

I look forward to your response,

Chuck Swiger | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | All your packets are belong to us.
"The human race's favorite method for being in control of the facts
is to ignore them." -Celia Green

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