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Port-IT launches Orilla Mail e-mail system

System settings can be accessed via a web portal System settings can be accessed via a web portal

Port-IT has introduced its new Orilla Mail e-mail system, an independently developed application integrated with the company’s existing IRIS anti-virus platform for global multi-engine cyber-security scanning of messages.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Orilla Mail includes core features such as POP3 and SMTP and is not tied to any single airtime provider. A web portal allows for the management of settings per vessel or per fleet, and crew e-mail is included as standard at no extra cost.

Perhaps the key selling point is the integration with Port-IT’s IRIS service, which sees all incoming attachments scanned using multiple anti-virus engines. The company notes that this multi-engine approach is of particular importance in the maritime market, given the distributed nature of operations.

For example, an anti-virus vendor in China will more quickly protect its users against a virus that is built in China than against a virus that was built in the United States, the company says, purely as a result of time zone differences.

“Although anti-virus vendors do deliver signatures during their local night-time, their detection database can be somewhat outdated as they may not necessarily be fully staffed at that time,” explains Youri Hart, managing director of Port-IT.

“The origin of the outbreak is also important, often the country or region where that virus was built is the region that it will be detected first. This also helps with zero-days. A zero-day in the Netherlands may have already been detected in China, with IRIS you can be protected against these kinds of threats.”

Port-IT expects that its multi-engine approach will ensure a 99.99 per cent detection rate of all viruses sent by e-mail, and claims to have maintained a 100 per cent detection rate on IRIS since it was launched in February 2016.

Orilla Mail supports all e-mail clients, with other features including an unlimited number of mailboxes per vessel, vessel GPS tracking, and break recovery to prevent message loss should the data connection be lost during transmission.{/mprestriction}

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