GFI Software strengthens email security for SMBs with the launch of GFI MailEssentials v. 21

October 05, 2017 - 12:00 The new version of GFI MailEssentials improves email security for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Austin (TX), USA, October 5, 2017- GFI Software, the leading provider of security and communication solutions unveiled today new antivirus (AV) engines Cyren and Sophos for GFI MailEssentials v. 21, the award-winning email security gateway. The AV engines in the latest release bring improved ability to identify and contain intrusion through email messages, better protecting small and medium-sized businesses. 

The software’s veteran AV Avira has also been updated and will become the default antivirus replacing  VIPRE AV. Cyren has been introduced as a new optional AV engine, while Sophos will replace McAfee. 
“We are continually reviewing our antivirus and technology within our products, and we are making updates so that we are using best-in-class protection to keep our customer’s emails safeguarded and secure. With the addition of the new antivirus engines we are better able to prevent malicious system attacks,” said Heather Paunet, VP Product Marketing of GFI Software.

Despite the technology advances in GFI MailEssentials v. 21, GFI has managed to remain competitive with pricing; providing the three AV engines: Avira, Cyren and Sophos within the same pricing structure.
In addition to the new more powerful AV engines in the v. 21 launch,  licensing capabilities will be easier to manage by integrating all licensing in one location, including license key updates. 

The updated GFI MailEssentials v. 21 will continue to offer a wide spectrum of anti-spam filters and a multi antivirus approach to security at a 99% protection rate with zero false positives; all of which are the key features GFI MailEssentials is known for.

The new version of GFI MailEssentials will automatically upgrade antivirus for licenses under active subscription. For product downloads and more information about the release, visit the GFI MailEssentials page.


About GFI Software

GFI Software, part of the ESW Capital group of companies, develops right-sized, smartly engineered IT solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our solutions enable IT administrators to easily and efficiently discover, manage and secure their business networks, systems, applications and communications, regardless of their location. GFI Software is a channel-focused company with a network of thousands of partners worldwide. We have received numerous awards and industry accolades, and are a long-time Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner. For more information about GFI Software, our products, and success stories of our customers from over 120 countries, please visit