SocketLabs Introduces New Email Delivery Server for Windows

SocketLabs has announced the release of Hurricane Server, the first enterprise class SMTP MTA designed specifically for companies centered on the Microsoft Windows platform. "Until now high performance email delivery servers were designed for Linux. Even though some also run on Windows, they don't offer much integration with the technologies that Windows shops are used to", said John Alessi, CEO of SocketLabs.

Hurricane Server is designed for high throughput marketing and transactional outbound email applications and supports sustained delivery rates over 1 million messages per hour. It easily integrates with existing Microsoft Windows environments.

"Windows developers can plug their own .Net code into Hurricane Server to handle server events in real time. Handling server events is as easy as handling a PageLoad() or OnClick() event in other .Net apps", said Alessi. "In the past developers had to scrape foreign logs to get server information, now their own dotnet code handles these events in real time, for example, handling a delivery failure event with custom code which flags the bad address - in your own database - in real time."

Hurricane Server supports email deliverability and authentication standards such as DomainKeys / DKIM, bounce handling and open/click tracking, IP/reputation management, campaign management, greylisting optimization, a web services API, domain based traffic shaping and an AJAX enabled HTTP management/reporting console. Each server can be split into multiple virtual servers that enable companies to segregate the processing, delivery and accounting of their outbound email into different groups.

Windows shops will be familiar with Hurricane Servers integration with the system event log and performance monitor. Management packs for SCOM are on the way as well as support for Windows PowerShell. Built on the .Net 2.0 platform, Hurricane Server runs on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008.

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