MDaemon AntiVirus and SecurityGateway™ Users
One of our security technology partners, Cyren, recently announced a rapid liquidation of the company and its products. Cyren's antivirus/malware and antispam technologies are used as additional security layers in our MDaemon Antivirus and SecurityGateway products. Although the Cyren services are currently running and providing updates in our software, we are taking immediate action to replace and/or remove those technologies.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are my antivirus and antispam features still working?
Yes. All Cyren features are still working. Additionally, our software includes SpamAssassin and ClamAV as additional email protection layers and those services will continue to function without restriction on currently active AV licenses.
Will the functionality of the new antivirus/malware solution be the same?
Yes. The new integrated solution will use ongoing signature-based updates for the detection of known and emerging virus and malware threats.
The results will vary depending on how many spam messages are being sent to your email accounts. The removal of the Cyren Recurrent Pattern Detection/Outbreak Protection could increase spam if those messages were frequent and identified as spam. As a best practice, admins or users should continue filtering or marking messages as spam as they are likely to increase the effectiveness of the additional spam prevention tools and features that exist in our software products.
How will I get the new updates?
You will need to download new versions of the affected software. We expect the integration and testing to be complete in the coming weeks and you will be notified to update the software to a new AV solution.
Of course! All MDaemon and SecurityGateway mail routing features continue to function as usual.
Does this change affect all MDaemon Technologies customers?
No. Only customers using MDaemon Antivirus and SecurityGateway.
What do I need to do next?
Stay tuned for an announcement and instructions on how to update your current MDaemon Antivirus and/or SecurityGateway software with the new anitvirus technology.