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[Announce] Alt-N Receives Online Safety Leadership Award

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Kevin Beatty - 02:59pm, Jun 19 2007
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NOTE: For the last several months, Alt-N has been using customer opt-in email lists and its web site to communicate information such as press releases and other product announcements. To ensure we are reaching all interested parties regarding activities at Alt-N Technologies, we will resume posting communications to this list. The following press release was issued earlier regarding Alt-N’s selection as a winner of the Online Safety Leadership Award.


Alt-N, Bank of America, Bell Canada, Microsoft, PayPal and TRUSTe Honored for Leadership in Online Safety

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- The Authentication and Online Trust Alliance (AOTA) announced the winners of the first annual Online Safety Leadership Awards. The winners, honored in an awards ceremony on the first night of the Authentication and Online Trust Summit, have all demonstrated a commitment to preserving and improving consumer trust in online channels.

"We were overwhelmed by the volume of outstanding merits and accomplishments we received this year," said Craig Spiezle, executive director AOTA and director of online safety at Microsoft Corporation. "Their contributions to online safety have had a deep impact on restoring consumer online trust, safety and confidence. Looking ahead, this annual awards program will serve as an incentive to businesses and the industry to take a leadership role and demonstrate citizenship in improving online safety."

Upwards of 90 percent of today's spam and deceptive email is forged and spoofed. Email authentication via the Sender ID Framework (SDIF) or DKIM is providing tangible business value to brands and users alike and was a baseline requirement for the Leadership Awards program. The honored companies have gone above and beyond by developing and adopting innovative technologies to combat online exploits, educating both senders and receivers on best practices for online safety, working with government and law enforcement in bringing online criminals to justice and other exceptional initiatives in preserving online trust. Their efforts are a strong call to action for other companies to strive toward their own online safety goals.

Nominations were received from a wide selection of Fortune 500 companies, technology providers, non-profits, industry associations, telecommunication providers and financial services. The judging process involved due diligence and research into reputation and best practices and an intense scoring system. Award categories spanned various sectors including an award for long-term commitment. The categories and winners include:

Long term Commitment:

Bank of America



Public Education:

Bell Canada

Technology Innovation:

Microsoft Corp.

Early Adoption:

Alt-N Technologies

Non-profit Leadership:



Supporting Quotes from Award Winners:

"We are honored that our commitment to rapidly transform online safety concepts into real-world products for the small-to-medium business community has been recognized by AOTA," said Arvel Hathcock, founder and CEO of Alt-N Technologies. "We will continue to expand our promotion of online safety features to the MDaemon email server user community by deploying additional safety functionality such as backscatter protection and email certification in 2007."

"We are pleased to be recognized for our hard work and diligent effort in protecting our customers," states Erik Johnson, Senior Vice President and manager of Secure E-mail Services at Bank of America. "We feel it's important to constantly keep raising the bar to provide secure services to our customers and business partners, and work with law enforcement and businesses outside our organization to help drive higher security standards across the industry."

"Being named a first-time winner of an Online Safety Leadership Award is a great honor for Sympatico and we're grateful to the AOTA for recognizing our strong commitment to making the Internet as safe as possible for Canadians," said Brad Fisher, Vice President, Consumer Internet Services, Bell Canada. "We take Internet security and the protection of Canadians extremely seriously and it is very gratifying to be singled out as an industry leader."

"At PayPal, our top priority is to ensure our customers stay safe when shopping online. To do this, we must combat phishing and identity theft through collaboration with the industry, law enforcement, and consumers alike," said Michael Barrett, Chief Information Security Officer at PayPal. "As one of the world's largest online payment services, we are honored to be recognized as a leader in helping to preserve consumer trust online."

"We are pleased to receive recognition in the AOTA Leadership Awards for our commitment in technology innovation and industry collaboration," said Ryan Hamlin, general manager of the Safety Technology and Strategy Group at Microsoft. "The business value and consumer protection being realized from Sender ID and the Microsoft Phishing Filter is helping to protect hundreds of millions of users and businesses from these threats, helping to enhance online safety, trust and confidence for the entire ecosystem. AOTA is bringing businesses, the industry and government together and its work is to be commended."

"TRUSTe's accomplishments in promoting online trust and individual privacy are the direct result of the commitment of our 2,400 privacy seal sealholders," said Fran Maier, executive director and President of TRUSTe. "Adopting authentication technologies and meeting standards for self-regulation play an important role in ensuring the Internet remains a trusted platform for innovation and engagement."

The AOTA Leadership Awards were judged by a panel of experts in online safety, including Paul Judge of SecureComputing, Laura Mather of MarkMonitor, Fran Maier of TRUSTe, Lana McGilvray of Datran Media, Pat Peterson of IronPort Systems and the AOTA staff.

About the Authentication and Online Trust Alliance (AOTA):

Founded in October 2004, the mission of AOTA is to enhance online trust and confidence, by facilitating best practices and the deployment of Internet authentication and reputation standards and solutions. With the onslaught of phishing and forged email, this collaboration is critical to help ensure the reliability and deliverability of email, reinforce online trust and confidence, and to protect the brands and domains of businesses worldwide.

AOTA's steering committee members include Acxiom Digital, Datran Media, the Direct Marketing Association, the Email Sender and Provider Coalition, Epsilon, IronPort Systems, MarkMonitor, Microsoft Corporation, RSA, the Security Division of EMC, Secure Computing Corporation and Symantec Corporation. For more information, visit www.aotalliance.org/

SOURCE:  Authentication and Online Trust Summit


Kevin Beatty
Director of Marketing


Alt-N Technologies, Ltd.
Trusted Messaging Solutions
817-601-3222 x 214

Skype: kevin.beatty

Alt-N Technologies receives the 2007 Online Safety

Leadership Award for delivering innovative products

that combat online threats to your business.
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NOTE: For the last several months, Alt-N has been using customer opt-in email lists and its web site to communicate information such as press releases and other product announcements. To ensure we are reaching all interested parties regarding activities at Alt-N Technologies, we will resume posting communications to this list. The following press release was issued recently announcing Alt-N Technologies' release of the FREE Version of the Popular MDaemon Email Server for Windows. ***************************************************************************************************

Alt-N Technologies Releases FREE Version of
the Popular MDaemon Email Server for Windows

Home and SOHO Users Can Deploy the Globally Trusted Email Software in a FREE 5 User License
Grapevine, Texas (USA) – August 27, 2008 — Alt-N Technologies announced today the release of a FREE email software version of the globally popular MDaemon Email Server for Windows. MDaemon FREE is the perfect email software for home and SOHO users wanting an easy-to-use and reliable mail server that will grow with their business. MDaemon FREE supports SMTP and POP3 protocols for Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 systems. The proven performance and user-friendly design of MDaemon FREE is easy to use and can be installed in under 10 minutes. The flexible WorldClient web mail application offers over 25 languages and enables email access from anywhere there is an Internet connection giving users the ultimate freedom in mobile email access.
"Customers who want the ability to manage their email have been asking us for a home and very small business version of MDaemon to meet their personal and home business needs," said Arvel Hathcock, Founder and CEO of Alt-N Technologies. "With the release of MDaemon 10, we have built a separate FREE version that will give them a solid performing email server to meet their needs. And you can’t beat the price!"
Customers can learn more about the MDaemon FREE Email Server and download a copy at http://www.altn.com/Products/Free-Windows-Mail-Server/

About Alt-N Technologies

Alt-N Technologies develops affordable and secure messaging and collaboration solutions used by businesses in over 90 countries and over 25 languages worldwide. The company’s flagship solution, the MDaemon Email Server for Windows, is a reliable platform that is installed in minutes, includes the latest email security authentication technologies, and requires minimal support and maintenance to operate.  For more information, visit www.altn.com.
Media Contact:
Kevin Beatty
Alt-N Technologies
(817) 601-3222 x214
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Scott Smith
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Alt-N Technologies, Ltd.
Trusted Messaging Solutions
817-601-322 x 246
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