SpamTitan v7.00 Release Sees Bitdefender Used as Primary AV Engine

TitanHQ has announced the release of a new version of its leading cloud-based anti spam service. SpamTitan v7.00 includes several important updates to better protect users from malicious emails and known threats, including patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities in the ClamAV anti-virus engine.

One of the notable changes in the new version is a change to the primary anti-virus engine. SpamTitan v7.00 now offers award-winning anti-malware and ransomware protection through Bitdefender.

The change to the Romanian-based antivirus company is part of a growing strategic relationship with the firm that will see further collaboration over the coming weeks and months. The secondary AV engine will continue to be provided by ClamAV. TitanHQ has confirmed that support for Kaspersky AV – the primary AV engine on previous releases of SpamTitan – will stop from May 1, 2018.

TitanHQ said its mission is “to provide secure, reliable and affordable security solutions to our partners and customers. Our team continually develops our product suite, implementing customer feedback and feature requests into new product releases.”

All new customers signing up for spam and phishing protection with SpamTitan will be protected by SpamTitan v7.00. The updated version has also been pushed out to existing customers that have prefetch of system updates enabled. The new version will appear in the list of available updates. If the prefetch option is disabled, users must manually check for available updates via their user interface.

TitanHQ has also announced that support for versions 4 and 5 of SpamTitan will stop on May 1, 2018, giving users less than two months to upgrade to the new version; however, users should update to the latest version as soon as possible for the best level of protection.

The latest version addresses 7 known vulnerabilities in ClamAV – CVE-2017-12374, CVE-2017-12375, CVE-2017-12376, CVE-2017-12377, CVE-2017-12378, CVE-2017-12379, and CVE-2017-12380 and also includes security updates for packages including openssl, openssh, php, and wget. ClamAV has also been updated to version 0.99.3 which resolves potential DoS attacks.

Existing customers should read all release notes that apply to versions of SpamTitan later than the current installation prior to installation. TitanHQ notes that prior to upgrading to v7.00 users must first upgrade to SpamTitan v6.15. Cluster installations require the patch to be applied to all notes in the cluster.

The update will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete during which time appliances should not be rebooted.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.