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Micro Focus™ GWAVA Secure Gateway


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

Antivirus Protection | Anti‑Spam Protection  
Network Protection  | Total Groupwise Support

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

Secure Gateway 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®.

Role-Based User Administration

Grant your users specific role-based access, right within GWAVA. The new Access Control List allows you to manage user access to features and functions of GWAVA, based on the roles you set. Named users can now have access to certain administration features without having full administration rights.

Scalable Design

When your system starts to reach capacity, or is under strain, you are able to add new resources (additional GWAVA servers) to balance the load on your GWAVA system.

Fault Tolerant Configuration

GWAVA can be setup on multiple servers. This allows your system to continue to run, even if one or more servers goes down.

Easy-to-configure, Ad-hoc, Customizable Notifications

Create the specific notifications you want or need. The types of notifications you can create are almost limitless. They can be triggered by keywords, attachments, content, illicit images, viruses, spam, and other categories. Plus, all notifications can be localized, allowing you to provide localized versions of all of the emails that GWAVA generates.

GWAVA in the Cloud

The GWAVA Secure Message Gateway can be deployed on-prem, or in the cloud. GWAVA’s multi-tenant support enables multiple independent instances of GWAVA scan configurations to run on the same server. It allows you to have all the functionality of GWAVA, while supporting multiple customers from one system.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

Secure Gateway 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.

Multi-threaded, High Performance Scanning

Enable high performance email scanning by threading scan processes asynchronously across all available resources on the server.

Pattern Matching

GWAVA supports standards-based regular expression for pattern matching. Plus, GWAVA allows you to apply patterns and scanning to the full domain. For example: * will be applied to all email addresses using that domain, to search for patterns in email content.

Anti-Spam Protection

Secure Gateway 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.

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.

Robust Content Filtering

GWAVA filters email content based on email address, subject, header, body, Raw MIME, fingerprinting, attachment, attachment names, images (via Image Analyzer), black-list/white-list, message size, and IP address.

Directional Filtering Control

GWAVA allows you to create filters based on message direction (outbound versus inbound filters). Apply different filters to inbound traffic than you would for outbound traffic, and vice versa.

Envelope Filtering

GWAVA allows you to filter based on authentication of users. If a user is authenticated in the GWAVA system and they send an email message, GWAVA can deal with that message in a specified way. For example, GWAVA can allow all messages from that user to enter the system and GWAVA can block messages from a user that is not authenticated.

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

Secure Gateway actively monitors your network to protect it from cyber-crime, pornographic files, and DoS/DDoS attacks. Secure Gateway 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 Image Analyzer scans actual composition of images and videos to ensure accuracy. Its sophisticated probability engine scans incoming and outgoing images, reliably distinguishes between pornographic and non-pornographic content, and stops the inappropriate content from entering or leaving 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.


Total GroupWise® Support

Secure Gateway provides total scanning for your Micro Focus GroupWise messaging platform. It 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, Secure Gateway 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.