IceWarp Releases OpenSSL Patch in Under 24 Hours to Protect Both IceWarp Customers and Windows Users Worldwide

IceWarp customers protected faster than Microsoft messaging systems users

Springfield, VA, (PresseBox) - IceWarp has issued an update for its messaging server to protect its customers and Internet community from a critical defect in OpenSSL discovered Monday, April 7th 2013. The patch, created next day after the new vulnerability was identified, will prevent hackers from obtaining private keys, passwords and other credentials that open access to sensitive data.

"IceWarp technology team compiled a new OpenSSL to neutralize this extremely dangerous bug," says Ladislav Goc, President of IceWarp. "Now millions of our customers worldwide can continue to use our products with confidence."

Adds Mr. Goc: "We were actually surprised that Microsoft is taking time to respond with a comprehensive update to address the newly uncovered vulnerability. This can create serious security issues for the user of MS Exchange to which IceWarp is now the most compelling alternative."

As a courtesy to all internet users, IceWarp provided a patch version of SSL library for any Windows product to general public. "We strongly encourage organizations to protect their systems as soon as possible," notes Mr. Goc.

The 32b and 64b patch versions can be found on IceWarp's homepage:

- http://www.icewarp.com/download/patches/openssl/2014/general32.zip
- http://www.icewarp.com/download/patches/openssl/2014/general64.zip

IceWarp users can find the vital update here:
- http://esupport.icewarp.com/index.php?/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/443/0/patch-for-openssl-heartbeat-bug

According to Ars Technica's writer Dan Goodin, the warning about the bug in OpenSSL went together with the release of version 1.0.1g of the open-source program, which is the default cryptographic library used in the Apache and nginx Web server applications, as well as a wide variety of operating systems and e-mail and instant-messaging clients. The bug, which has resided in production versions of OpenSSL for more than two years, could make it possible for people to recover the private encryption key at the heart of the digital certificates used to authenticate Internet servers and to encrypt data traveling between them and end users. Attacks, notes Mr. Goodin, leave no traces in server logs, so there's no way of knowing if the bug has been actively exploited.

IceWarp was able react rapidly because, from its inception, the company was heavily focused on security. IceWarp Messaging Server, its flagship solutions features over 20 protection layers to stop viruses, spam and unauthorized access.

Already recognized as a leading email solutions provider and a viable Microsoft Exchange alternative, IceWarp (formerly Merak Mail Server) is deployed in more than 20,000 organizations and supports over 50 million users worldwide. The company disrupts the messaging category by delivering all email, mobile synchronization, SMS, chat, voice and video capabilities in one integrated, extremely secure and easy-to-deploy solution. Its customers include such market leaders as Marriott International, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Inmarsat, AVTOTOR, Russian Space Agency, as well as small to midsized firms.

For more information, please visit IceWarp (www.icewarp.com) or follow us on Twitter (@icewarp).

IceWarp, Inc

IceWarp is an emerging provider of comprehensive messaging solutions for every business class, size and niche. Building upon a decade of enterprise e-mail platforms experience, IceWarp offers organizations an all-in-one highly secure solution that enables their mobile workforce to communicate through any platform, be it e-mail, mobile synchronization, chat, SMS, voice or video. The highly scalable product can easily be used by organizations of all sizes, from SMBs to large corporations, delivering ease of deployment, exceptional reliability and scalability. IceWarp's solutions are available in over 40 countries through a comprehensive network of distributors.

www.icewarp.com

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