|As a managed service, Katharion is deployed at the
gateway to a customerís network and is compatible with any email
infrastructure -- whether that is a heterogeneous multi-server environment
common to ISPs who have grown through acquisition, or a single in-house
mail server at a given organization.
Through a simple DNS
change, email is automatically protected, without any hardware,
software, or configuration changes for the customer. The change
of the 'MX' record (mail exchanger) for your domain point to Katharion's
systems. After that change has been made, your email will be redirected
through Katharionís filters before being automatically delivered
to your mail server.
Working with your existing infrastructure
In addition to being compatible with any existing email system,
Katharion is designed to integrate seamlessly with an organizationís
email infrastructure. Among other benefits, this means that customers
do not have to worry about managing email users in multiple places.
Whether a customer is running Exchange, Groupwise, sendmail, qmail,
or some other mail server, Katharion provides simple, rapid integration
with that system via LDAP/LDAPS or other protocols as appropriate.
Email addresses are synchronized automatically, along with authentication
information as desired. Thus Katharion can easily defend organizations
against Directory Harvest Attacks, as well as spam runs and intentional
(or unintentional) Denial of Service attacks.
Katharion also provides a sophisticated web services API that allows
larger enterprises and Internet Service Providers to manage users,
domains, and preferences programmatically. This feature - together
with a web-based interface that is designed for re-branding, single
sign-on, and/or integration with an organizationís existing web
portal - helps ensure that Katharion can offer not only compatibility
but true integration with a very wide range of environments.