GWAVA Secure Message Gateway


GWAVA Messaging security provides inbound & outbound protection for your company's enterprise network & messaging system, including antivirus, anti-spam, cybercrime protection, DDOS protection, web content & traffic filtering, and porn blocking with built-in image analysis!

Antivirus Protection | Anti‑Spam Protection | Network Protection
Web Content & Traffic Filtering Features  | Total Groupwise Support

This solution uses the latest technology to ensure that your messaging system and network are free of viruses, malware, and spam. GWAVA also monitors network traffic to prevent pornographic images, blocks access to malicious websites and content, and protects against cybercrime and DoS/DDoS attacks.

GWAVA protects business networks and communication data for thousands of organizations around the world in industries including government, education, financial services, healthcare, and business.

Multi-System Support

The GWAVA Secure Message Gateway can filter messaging at the perimeter of any standards-based internet mail or collaboration system. This includes platforms such as Microsoft Exchange®, Office 365, Gmail, Novell GroupWise®, Vibe®, Lync® or Lotus Domino®.

GWAVA in the Cloud

The GWAVA Secure Message Gateway can be deployed on-prem, or in the cloud using GWAVA Cloud Services. The cloud solution secures your messaging system without the additional costs, risks and complexity associated with an on-premise messaging security system. Let GWAVA handle the IT, hardware, and system support costs.

Antivirus Protection

GWAVA provides the best zero-hour antivirus protection available for both inbound and outbound traffic. Viruses are stopped before an outbreak occurs, which saves you thousands of dollars in lost time and data.

Anti-Virus Scanning

GWAVA scans for viruses in the subject, body and attachments of an email. If the attachment contains a virus, the email message will be stopped at the gateway. Plus, if the body or subject of the email contains a malicious link, or a virus, the email is blocked by GWAVA.

Inbound and Outbound Protection

Viruses and malware are threats that can penetrate your network from a wide range of entry points. With inbound and outbound scanning, GWAVA provides unique protection, ensuring that threats and damages are minimized.

Policy-Based, Multi-Tenant Configuration

GWAVA lets you create and configure individual message policies based on the delivery information of each individual message. Use criteria such as the recipient, the source address, and direction to create separate message policies for incoming and outgoing email, for individual users, domains or multiple sets of users. GWAVA also supports full multi-tenant mail scanning through single-messaging gateways. Combined with the policy-based control, GWAVA partners and service providers can use GWAVA as a hosted solution.

Anti-Spam Protection

GWAVA provides multi-layer spam defense to protect email and keep unwanted traffic away from your collaboration system.

Perimeter Defense Scanning

The GWAVA soft appliance, for spam at the perimeter, catches spam before it ever reaches your messaging system. GWAVA spam-blocking functions include address blocking, content filtering, heuristics, SURBL technology, IP reputation scanning, conversion tracking, and TLS support. By eliminating spam, GWAVA keeps your email system running smoothly and efficiently.

Spam Signature Engine

GWAVA’s premiere anti-spam technology is constantly updated with new spam signatures. This innovative technology assures that your critical email still lands in your inbox.

Minimize False-Positives

The GWAVA anti-spam engine is constantly updated with new spam signatures. This innovative technology assures that false-positives are detected, and means that the mail you need ends up in your in-box and only spam gets filtered out.

Outbound Spam Protection

End-user workstations can become compromised by viruses that penetrate perimeter defenses. Those workstations can then push spam out through your network, turning your system into a source for thousands of outbound spam. GWAVA helps prevent outbound spam risks including blocked IP address, damaged reputation, loss of resources, and crippled messaging systems.

Anti-Spoofing with SPF Scanning

To stop email spoofing, GWAVA features Sender Policy Framework (SPF) scanning. SPF looks at the domain found in the 'mail from:' part of the mime file, then checks that domain's SPF records to make sure that the domain that the email is reporting matches the mail servers that send that domain. SPF allows GWAVA to identify messages that are or are not authorized to use the domain name in the SMTP HELO and MAIL FROM commands, based on information published in a sender policy of the domain owner.

Network Protection

GWAVA actively monitors your network to protect it from cyber-crime, pornographic files, and DoS/DDoS attacks. GWAVA also provides internet traffic filtering and web content scanning to ensure that malicious websites and similar content cannot access your network.

Cybercrime Protection

Cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and malicious malware are serious threats to your organization. GWAVA provides multiple layers of specialized protection to keep cybercriminals from using email as a method of attacking your infrastructure.

Porn Defense

GWAVA uses Image Analyzer, to scan the composition of images and videos. Instead of the more commonly used signature databases, its sophisticated probability engine scans incoming images, reliably distinguishes between pornographic and non-pornographic content, and stops the content from entering your messaging system. 
Image Analyzer is an add-on for GWAVA Messaging Security

DoS/DDoS Protection

Prevent Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks to the SMTP which can take down your mail server. This leads to system outages and downtime, costing your organization time and money in lost productivity.

End-User Black and White Lists

Empower end users and reduce administration time and costs. GWAVA features an interface for end users to flag domains and email addresses. The end users can place individual email addresses or complete domains on their black or white list, allowing for messages to pass through or be blocked based on this list.

Web Content and Traffic Filtering

Monitor, filter, and block incoming and outgoing internet traffic and content through ICAP integration. GWAVA filters URLs, social media, and searches filtering based on category, reputation, corporate policy and file type. GWAVA alerts managers of inappropriate internet traffic via email and the GWAVA interface.


GWAVA Web Content and Traffic Filtering features:

URL filtering, filter URLs based on category, reputation, corporate policy, and file type. Examples include:

  • URL Categories
  • Known malicious URLS
  • URL filtering based on corporate policy
  • Hidden executable and malignant files

Filter content, monitor and block incoming and outgoing internet traffic, including the following:

  • Inappropriate communications
  • Confidential or sensitive data
  • Suspect information
  • Content based on corporate policy

Social media, search and other internet traffic content filtering, including:

  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media
  • Google, Bing and other search engine traffic
  • YouTube, Vimeo and other video sharing traffic
  • Other types of internet traffic that is done via port 80

Alerts to management of inappropriate content

  • Email messages
  • Alerts through the GWAVA interface

Total GroupWise Support

GWAVA provides total scanning for your Novell GroupWise messaging platform. GWAVA intercepts all messages passing through GroupWise MTA, POA, and GWIA, in real time, to make sure they are free of viruses, spam, malware, and illicit images. Additionally, GWAVA can run at scheduled intervals to scan emails and quarantine viruses.

Groupwise Webaccess

Because GroupWise WebAccess® communicates directly with the post office, bypassing the GWIA, SMTP and the MTA, communication done via WebAccess is unprotected and could directly infect the post office. To manage WebAccess, GWAVA includes a connector to WASP (WebAccess Server Protection). WASP provides a complete solution that scans, filters, and quarantines every element of your messaging system.  It sits at the GroupWise WebAccess Gateway and filters unwanted content before the it reaches the system. For complete Novell coverage, GWAVA also includes a Vibe® plug-in.

Added Protection for GroupWise Mobility Service

GWAVA provides the same protection for the GroupWise Mobility Service as it does for GroupWise. GWAVA scans all messages sent from mobile devices connected to the GroupWise Messaging Service, and stops viruses before they enter the GroupWise system. This allows organizations to ensure that mobile messages are secure and that viruses are not spread to internal GroupWise users. 

Novell Vibe Support

GWAVA provides the same protection for the Novell Vibe as it does for GroupWise. GWAVA scans all messages and uploads posted to Vibe, and stops viruses before they enter the network. This ensures that Vibe is secure and that viruses are not spread to internal system users.