Phenomenal Web Filtering Market Growth Predicted: TitanHQ Named Key Player

A recent market study by HTF Market Intelligence predicts there will be “phenomenal growth” in the web filtering service market over the next six years.

HTF Market Report is a global research and market intelligence consulting organization and a brand of HTF Market Intelligence Consulting Private Limited. HTF Market Report provides detailed social and market intelligence and data analytics for organizations to help with decision-making, developing transformational growth strategies, investment programs, and new product development projects.

An in-depth understanding of industry convergence, Mega Trends, and market trends and technologies allows HTF Market Intelligence to deliver highly accurate forecasts to help companies develop and realize their goals and objectives.

The latest report contains a complete analysis of the web filtering market, which HTF Market Intelligence says is currently developing its presence. The report details current growth factors, growth predictions by region, historical market data, predicted future trends, industry validated data, and facts and attentive opinions. The report also includes financial data from some of the leading companies to develop web filtering services.

The report covers key players in the web filtering market, including US firms Webroot and iboss, UK firm Interoute, and Ireland DNS filtering solution provider, TitanHQ. The report provides insights on market segmentation and product segments such as keyword filtering, file type filtering, URL filtering and DNS filtering.

TitanHQ is proud to be included in the HTF Market Report and named with market leaders in the field of web filtering technology.

For more than 20 years, TitanHQ has been developing innovative technologies to protect businesses from malware, viruses, ransomware, botnets, phishing attacks, and malicious websites. TitanHQ’s web filtering solution – WebTitan, spam filtering technology – SpamTitan – and email archiving solution – ArcTitan are now offered by more than 1,500 managed service providers (MSPs) and have been adopted by more than 7,500 businesses worldwide.

The full market report can be found on this link.

TitanHQ Secures Guest WiFi at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium

The Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is one of the world’s most impressive sporting venues. Opened in 2000, the stadium can house 53,359 sports fans and in the 17 years since the turnstiles first opened, the venue has catered to more than 35 million fans.

The stadium hosts Big Bash League Twenty20 cricket matches, A-League soccer games, Australian Football League matches, International Rugby Union games, and recently, the Soccer World Cup qualifiers.

A requirement for modern sports stadia is WiFi access for guests, and the Etihad stadium is no exception. Guests are offered free Wi-Fi access via more than 700 access points around the stadium.

Providing access to Wi-Fi is one thing. Ensuring Wi-Fi can be accessed securely and patrons are protected from web-based threats is another. To ensure that all users of its Wi-Fi network are protected from online threats such as malware and phishing websites, and to make sure its network cannot be used to access illegal or inappropriate website content, the Etihad stadium turned to TitanHQ – The leading provider of DNS-based Wi-Fi filter security.

The technological achievements of the stadium – which includes a fully retractable roof – is now matched by advanced technology to protect its Wi-Fi network, making the stadium “one of the most technologically advanced, secure and connected stadiums in Australia,” according to TitanHQ CEO, Ronan Kavanagh.

The stadium is protected by WebTitan Cloud for WiFi – A 100% cloud-based Wi-Fi filtering solution. Being infinitely scalable, the solution can be used to protect any number of Wi-Fi access points, from a one-hotspot SMB to ISPs running thousands of access points. Since the solution requires no additional hardware, it is cost effective for large enterprises and sports venues to implement. No software is required, so users of the Wi-Fi hotspots do not need to install any apps and there is no latency, ensuring users benefits from fast Internet speeds.

Geoff Hall, I.T. Manager at Etihad Stadium, said “Our guests are the big winners from our partnership with TitanHQ.  A total of 704 high-density Wi-Fi access points have also been installed to provide fast, free and secure internet connections to each and every fan. WebTitan Wi-Fi filtering delivers a transparent experience, with super-fast and secure Internet’’.

As Ronan Kavanagh explained, “WebTitan for Wi-Fi is designed to provide secure Wi-Fi throughout venues while simplifying its management. WebTitan for Wi-Fi prevents malware from compromising guests’ devices or stealing guests’ identities over any port, protocol, or app. For stadium management and owners, this brings considerable peace of mind.”

Benefits of WebTitan Cloud for WiFi for WiFi Hotspot Providers

WebTitan Cloud for WiFi is an award-winning WiFi filtering solution that allows WiFi hotspot providers to easily implement controls over the Internet content that WiFi users can access when connected to the WiFi network. The DNS-based filtering solution is easy to implement across multiple access points, and management of filtering controls is straightforward requiring little management overhead.

With WebTitan Cloud for WiFi you can:

  • Filter the Internet across multiple WiFi hotspots
  • Create a family-friendly, safe and secure web browsing environment
  • Manage access points through a single web-based administration panel
  • Delegate management of access points
  • Filter by website, website category, keyword term, or keyword score
  • Block material contained in the child abuse image content URL list (CAIC List)
  • Upload blacklists and create whitelists
  • Reduce the risk of phishing attacks
  • Block malware and ransomware downloads
  • Inspect encrypted websites with SSL certificates
  • Schedule and run reports on demand
  • Gain a real-time view of internet activity
  • Gain insights into bandwidth use and restrict activities to conserve bandwidth
  • Integrate the solution into existing systems through a suite of APIs
  • Apply time-based filtering controls

WebTitan Cloud for WiFi is very competitively priced, with flexible payment terms, multiple hosting options, and industry leading customer support. If you want to carefully control the content that can be accessed on your WiFi network and protect your customers, give the TitanHQ team a call today.


TitanHQ Presenting at the Wi-Fi Now 2017 Expo and Conference

TitanHQ Presenting at the Wi-Fi Now 2017 Expo and Conference

The 2017 Wi-Fi Now Expo and Conference, the world’s premier Wi-Fi event, will be taking place at The Hague, NL between October 31st and November 2nd, 2017.

The conference offers attendees the opportunity to meet leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts from the full spectrum of the Wi-Fi industry, offering an unparalleled opportunity for learning, networking and knowledge sharing.

The W-Fi Now Expo and Conference is the only event in the world that is 100% devoted to the Wi-Fi industry and draws attendees from around the globe. The event consistently receives glowing 4/5-star reviews across the board for its speakers, panelists, exhibitors, topics, and venues.

This year’s Wi-Fi Now Expo and Conference promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Over the three-day event there will be 9 analysts and thought leaders delivering keynote speeches, 11 carriers and service providers and 29 technology leaders providing their valuable insights to attendees. More than 40 leading Wi-Fi companies will also be in attendance and will be demonstrating their products and services at the event.

TitanHQ is proud to announce that Sales Director, Conor Madden, is a headline speaker at the event. This is now the fourth time in two years that Conor has been selected as a speaker at Wi-Fi Now conferences.

Conor will be explaining how Wi-Fi filtering can vastly improve an organization’s security posture and will be providing key insights into how organizations can create customized Wi-Fi services in the Four Great Innovations in Enterprise Wi-Fi – Part One session on Day 1 of conference.

TitanHQ are the global leaders in Wi-Fi content filtering and Wi-Fi security, enhancing the security of more than 6,500 enterprises and businesses around the globe. The TitanHQ team is constantly enhancing and refining its web filtering technology and works closely with partners to ensure they get the maximum benefits from its products.

The TitanHQ team will be available at stand 23 on all three days of the conference. If you are interested in finding out more about WebTitan content filtering solutions and the benefits they can bring your business and your clients, be sure to stop by. The TitanHQ team will also be demonstrating the product and some of the big-ticket deployments from the past 18 months.

Advance registration for the conference is required. Tickets are available on this link.

If you are unable to attend the Wi-Fi Now Expo and Conference, the TitanHQ team will also be attending the IT Nation, ConnectWise Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference takes place on November 8th-10th at the Hyatt Regency.

TitanHQ Named 2017 Computing Security Awards Finalist for its Anti Spam Solution

The 2017 Computing Security Awards ceremony will be taking place on October 12, 2017 in London. The gala event attracts cybersecurity firms from all over the world, all of which hope to leave with a prestigious award.

The Computing Security Awards are highly coveted. Each year, the best enterprise cybersecurity solutions are selected as finalists and are put to a public vote to determine the best loved, and most effective cybersecurity solutions. This year, there will be 33 awards presented to enterprise-class cybersecurity solution providers, resellers and distributors.

To be named as a finalist for the 2017 Computing Security Awards, a company must have gone the extra mile and developed a highly effective and easy to use solution to keep enterprises protected from an ever-increasing range of cyberthreats.

As always, the quality of the competition is strong. This year’s finalists include new products that have come to market in the past 12 months alongside tried and tested cybersecurity solutions that have been tweaked to improve performance and block more threats.

TitanHQ is proud to announce that its enterprise-class spam filtering solution – SpamTitan – has been named a finalist in the ‘Best Anti Spam Solution’ category of the 2017 Computing Security Awards.

“This recognition showcases the strength of the SpamTitan range of security solutions,” said Ronan Kavanagh, CEO, TitanHQ. “Our security solutions help thousands of companies worldwide to protect their organisations from malware, spam, phishing attacks and many other email and web threats. We provide powerful network security solutions that are easy to implement with multiple deployment options available.”

The winners of each category are decided by a public vote. Readers of Computer Security Magazine and other IT professionals are now being encouraged to vote for their favorite security products. Votes for each cybersecurity solution can be placed on this link until October 5, 2017.

About SpamTitan

The past 12 months has seen the number of new malware and ransomware variants grow at an extraordinary rate. Email spam volume has increased once again and email is now the attack vector of choice for cybercriminals.

2017 has already seen major attacks on businesses and some of the largest malware campaigns ever conducted. Many of those attacks have targeted employees via email. The need for an advanced spam filtering solution has never been greater.

The SpamTitan suite of cybersecurity solutions has been developed to offer enterprises the best possible protection against email-borne threats. With SpamTitan, enterprises are able to quickly and easily protect their end users and networks from all forms of email-based attacks.

The solution is flexible, scalable, easy to deploy and manage, blocks more than 99.9% of spam and malicious emails, and has an exceptionally low false positive rate. Inbound and outbound emails are subjected to a wide range of tests to ensure only genuine emails are delivered and enterprise users are protected from malware, ransomware, phishing and social engineering attacks.

SpamTitan has recently been awarded 5 stars by the Spiceworks community for the effectiveness of the solution, ease of use, and industry-leading customer support. SpamTitan has also collected no less than 37 consecutive Virus Bulletin Spam awards.

m3connect Chooses TitanHQ to Provide WiFi Content Filtering in DACH

TitanHQ has announced a new partnership with m3connect, one of the largest wireless Internet service providers in Europe. TitanHQ’s cloud-based WiFi content filtering solution – WebTitan – is now being used to protect m3connect customers from malware and ransomware downloads, while carefully controlling the Internet content that can be accessed across its WiFi networks.

Since the company’s formation in 2001, m3connect has grown into one of the largest providers of wireless Internet in Europe, with the company operating from its European offices in Aachen, Karlsruhe, Berlin and Sibenik and in San Francisco in the United States. In addition to offering customers wireless Internet with a flexible network design, the firm provides a wide range of digital services including VoIP, VoD, location based services, guest infotainment systems and digital signage and serves clients in the finance, retail, hospitality, transport and healthcare industries.

Now the firm’s customers will benefit from secure WiFi access protected by WebTitan. WebTitan is a cloud-based web filtering solution that offers organizations precision control over the websites that can be accessed via their wireless networks. Customers can control content by category, keywords, and blacklists to prevent harmful and undesirable content from being accessed. WebTitan detects and blocks more than 60,000 malware iterations each day, with the solution particularly well suited for WiFi deployments in the retail, finance, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

WebTitan can be used to protect single WiFi hotspots or global WiFi networks through a single administration control panel, offering instant control of website content without any latency.

Organizations are increasingly choosing a secure, filtered Internet service to protect customers from web-based threats, although in the hospitality and retail sector it is becoming increasingly important to filter the Internet to prevent pornography and other undesirable content from being accessed by WiFi users. As Roland Heinen, Head of Retail Department, m3connect explains, “Providing a powerful security solution is key to save the brand reputation of our customers. Youth protection is mandatory in modern hotspot solutions.”

Commenting on the new partnership, Heinen said “The partnership with WebTitan is one more step in our successful retail strategy serving our customers with state-of-the art WI-FI hotspot, digital signage and infrastructure solutions.”

TitanHQ’s CEO Ronan Kavanagh said “We’re delighted to welcome m3connect and their customers on-board. This is a partnership that illustrates just how well suited WebTitan is to retail environments.”

Benefits of WebTitan Cloud for WiFi for WiFi Hotspot Providers

WebTitan Cloud for WiFi is an award-winning WiFi filtering solution for WiFi hotspot providers with highly granular control for precision filtering of Internet content. WebTitan Cloud for WiFi is a DNS-based filtering solution that has no impact on Internet speed, is quick and easy to implement, and effortless to manage. You can easily apply controls over across multiple access points to restrict access to inappropriate content and improve security for your customers.

With WebTitan Cloud for WiFi you can:

  • Filter the Internet across multiple WiFi hotspots
  • Create a family-friendly, safe and secure web browsing environment
  • Manage access points through a single web-based administration panel
  • Delegate management of access points
  • Filter by website, website category, keyword term, or keyword score
  • Block material contained in the child abuse image content URL list (CAIC List)
  • Upload blacklists and create whitelists
  • Reduce the risk of phishing attacks
  • Block malware and ransomware downloads
  • Inspect encrypted websites with SSL certificates
  • Schedule and run reports on demand
  • Gain a real-time view of internet activity
  • Gain insights into bandwidth use and restrict activities to conserve bandwidth
  • Integrate the solution into existing systems through a suite of APIs
  • Apply time-based filtering controls

WebTitan Cloud for WiFi is very competitively priced, with flexible payment terms, multiple hosting options, and industry leading customer support. If you want to carefully control the content that can be accessed on your WiFi network and protect your customers, give the TitanHQ team a call today

Zservices Partnership Brings TitanHQ Anti-Spam Solutions for Businesses to the Middle East

TitanHQ has announced a new partnership deal with Dubai-based cybersecurity powerhouse Zservices that will see the company’s anti-spam solutions for businesses pushed out to organizations throughout the Middle East and Africa.

TitanHQ has been working in the field of email security for two decades and has developed a range of cybersecurity solutions for businesses. Zservices will be adding TitanHQ’s SpamTitan anti-spam software to its extensive portfolio of cybersecurity solutions, filling a gap in its email security offerings.

SpamTitan is a robust and powerful anti-spam solution for businesses that offers protection from malicious emails and blocks 99.97% of spam from being delivered. The massive increase in malware and ransomware has made the use of anti-spam solutions more important that every before.

SpamTitan is already extensively used by businesses in TitanHQ’s home country of Ireland and throughout Europe and the Americas. TitanHQ’s products are now used by more than 6,500 business customers in 129 countries around the world.

The new partnership deal will be a massive boost to the company and will see its anti-spam solutions for businesses pushed out to a wide range of organizations throughout the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Jordan, Kingdom of Morocco, Arab Republic of Egypt, and beyond.

Zservices to incorporate TitanHQs Anti-Spam Solutions for BusinessesAs the only cybersecurity-as-a-service in-country cloud operator in the entire Middle East region, Zservices is the perfect partner to sell TitanHQ’s anti-spam solutions for businesses. Zservices partners with some of the largest telecoms companies and national service providers in the Middle East and provides a wide range of cybersecurity services to companies in the telecoms, technology, communications, education, pharmaceutical, and retail industries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Zservices will focus on selling the SpamTitan cloud-based anti-spam service to large enterprises and government entities throughout the region.

The partnership was announced during Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to the UAE and KSA. Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, praised the new partnership deal, which highlights the great opportunities that exist for Irish companies in the Middle East.

“As Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission will demonstrate, the opportunities for innovative Irish companies to build partnerships and increase their sales to the Middle East region are real and tangible,” said Minister Flanagan. He went on to say, “Today’s announcement by TitanHQ is a great example of what is possible for highly innovative Irish companies in this dynamic market.” Enterprise Ireland’s Executive Director Global Business Development, Kevin Sherry, said the deal is a “testament to TitanHQ’s innovation and ambition.”

Zservices President Mr. Nidal Taha welcomed the deal and explained why Zservices is the ideal company to partner with TitanHQ in the Middle East. “Unlike other cloud-based security companies, Zservices operates the first and only Middle East type approved Internet SaaS cyber security cloud infrastructures physically located and deployed across multiple strategic Middle East secure data centers.” Mr Taha said “We’re excited to add SpamTitan to our cloud infrastructure.”


Photo (Left to-Right): Kevin Sherry – Executive Director Enterprise Ireland; Eddie Monaghan – Alliance Manager, Titan HQ; Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD; Nidal Taha – President MENA, ZServices; Firas Ghanem – Regional Director, Saudi Arabia, ZServices.

All McDonalds Restaurants in the Philippines Protected by SpamTitan

McDonalds (Philippines) is the latest fast food chain to choose TitanHQ as its partner to protect employees from phishing attacks.

McDonalds operates more than 500 restaurants in the Philippines and all of those restaurants will now be protected with TitanHQ’s anti-spam solution, SpamTitan. Under the terms of the agreement, TitanHQ has been tasked with keeping employee inboxes free from email spam and protecting its network from other email-borne threats such as malware and ransomware.

Email spam has declined in recent years following the take down of large botnets by international task forces, yet the threat from phishing has never been greater. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has recently released a report that shows phishing attacks in 2016 have spiked. In the first quarter of the year, APWG reported there were more phishing attacks “than at any other time in history”.

Phishing attacks have also become far more sophisticated, making it harder for employees to identify phishing emails. Unfortunately, all it takes is for one employee to fall for a single phishing email for a network to be compromised. Employing a robust and powerful anti-spam solution has never been more important.

SpamTitan was chosen to protect all McDonalds restaurants in the Philippines for the excellent level of protection offered, but also due to the simplicity of the solution. As McDonalds (Philippines) IT manager Ramon Rivera III explains, “SpamTitan’s best feature is that it simply works as promised with immediate results.  The product is incredibly powerful and yet simple to manage.”

The increase in phishing attacks and the rise in the use of ransomware has prompted many fast food chains to re-evaluate their cybersecurity defenses; however, it is not only employees that need to be protected.

McDonalds has recently announced that it will also be taking action to reduce the risk to customers who connect to its in-restaurant Wi-Fi networks. In order to protect minors, McDonalds will be implementing a web filtering solution to prevent users of its restaurant Wi-Fi networks from accessing pornography. All McDonalds restaurants are to be protected by a web filtering solution which will prevent inappropriate web content from being accessed by any of its customers.

McDonalds is setting an example which other fast food chains are following. After the decision to start offering family-friendly Wi-Fi was announced by McDonalds, Starbucks followed suit. The coffee shop chain is currently looking for a web filtering solution to ensure its coffee shop Wi-Fi networks are 100% family friendly.

TitanHQ Honored at 2016 Red Herring Europe Awards

TitanHQ was recognized at this year’s 2016 Red Herring Europe Awards as being one of the most promising private technology ventures in Europe, gathering a Red Herring top 100 Europe Award.

Red Herring is a prestigious media company that unites venture investors and business decision makers with the world’s best technology innovators. Each year, nominated companies in the European business region are evaluated on 20 criteria including technology innovation, disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, quality of management, market footprint, and execution of strategy.

While the potential of a company is assessed, the Red Herring awards panel also look at each company’s track record. Many award programs recognize potential, yet the Red Herring awards look much deeper and cut through all the hype. The Red Herring Top 100 Europe Awards list therefore helps venture investors discover the best business opportunities in the industry and provides unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

The editors at Red Herring were amongst the first to recognize the potential of some of today’s best known companies including Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, YouTube, Alibaba, and Google.

Being selected for the Red Herring Europe Awards is a tremendous achievement, and one that is becoming harder each year. According to Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring, “Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe TitanHQ demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100 company.”

In the words of Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of TitanHQ, “This recognition from Red Herring combined with our recent awards is a wonderful acknowledgment of how our security solutions are resonating with businesses today.” Ronan went on to say, “The investments we have been putting into continually developing our email and web security solutions over the last five years is making the difference not just for our business, but for our customers’ businesses too.”

TitanHQ Receives ITAG Enterprise Award for Excellence and Innovation

Each year, the Information Technology Association of Galway (ITAG) hosts a glittering awards ceremony to celebrate local companies that have made exceptional contributions in the field of Information Technology.

Each year a host of companies are assessed for their contributions and achievements over the course of the year. The main aim of the award program is to encourage, promote, and strengthen the Information technology industry in the west of Ireland and to encourage growth in the IT sector. The ITAG award program is now in its 14th year and has helped to raise awareness of the efforts of West of Ireland companies and to promote the sterling work of Galway-based technology companies.

The highly coveted ITAG Awards are issued for excellence and help to promote new talent, recognize the potential in start-up organizations, celebrate IT in the community, and special achievements by individuals working in the IT sector.

The effort and commitment of the TitanHQ team was recognised this year, with the company receiving the 2016 Enterprise Award for excellence and for TitanHQ’s outstanding contribution as product innovators.

The awards panel rated TitanHQ as a center of technical excellence, a driver of regional economic growth, and for the company’s contributions in Galway and around the world.

The ITAG award is the latest in a string of awards bestowed upon the TitanHQ in recent months, adding to the SC (Secure Computing) magazine award, a Red Herring award, three consecutive awards from Virus Bulletin, and CRN’s (Computer Reseller News) Coolest Vendor.

At the awards ceremony Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of TitanHQ thanked the TitanHQ team and said “This recognition from ITAG combined with our recent awards is a wonderful acknowledgment of how our security solutions are resonating with businesses today.”


ITAG Awards 2016 at The Meyrick Hotel, Friday 22nd April. Photograph by David Ruffles – (Left to Right) Sean Doherty, Sinead Feehily, Caroline Cawley (ITAG), Neil Farrell, Ronan Kavanagh, & Martin Cooke.

SpamTitan features in Messaging News article on the reasons behind the decline of the security hardware appliance.

Boston, MA and Galway, Ireland – 9 February 2010: The latest issue of  Messaging News, a premier publication focused on on the rapidly changing face of business email and messaging technology, features an insightful article by SpamTitan Technologies CEO, Ronan Kavanagh.

The article titled ‘the Death of the Hardware Security Appliance’ investigates the link between the rising popularity of virtualization for business applications of all kinds and the decline of the security hardware appliance. Kavanaghs’ article discusses how Virtualization technology has only recently come into its own developing from single server installations to fully global cloud-based infrastructures. Read more

SpamTitan ranked industry No.1 at blocking spam in Virus Bulletin’s January 2010 test

Boston, MA and Galway, Ireland – 11 January 2010: SpamTitan Technologies, the makers of powerful yet easy-to-manage spam and web filtering software, today announced that it has again outperformed the leading industry brands in the latest Virus Bulletin Spam awards. In comparative tests featuring 15 of its nearest rivals, SpamTitan combined the highest spam catch rate with a very low false positive ratio.  This result earned SpamTitan the much coveted Virus Bulletin Award along with strong independent endorsement for its highly effective and easy to use spam filtering solution.  

Virus Bulletin regularly conducts rigorous testing of anti-virus and anti-malware products to ensure the worldwide IT security industry stays equipped to protect users from the latest Internet threats.  SpamTitan, which runs as a virtual machine under VMware, was taking part in the Virus Bulletin test for only the second time.  In November 2009 SpamTitan picked up an award for the highest spam catch rate at the first attempt.  In January’s test SpamTitan again outperformed some of the industry’s best known brands including McAfee, MailMarshal, BitDefender, Fortinet and Symantec.

 “In recent years, e-mail spam has grown from a mere nuisance into a multi-million dollar business for criminals and the business consequences of not blocking spam effectively can be very damaging,” said Ronan Kavanagh CEO. “Unlike many of our rivals, SpamTitan does not require customers to choose between preventing large volumes of spam on the one hand or prescribing a low rate of false positives on the other – with SpamTitan they get both.

“We are seeing a growing number of new customers moving away from other solutions,” he added.  “These independent test results prove that our hard work to ensure our customers receive the best possible protection from spam and viruses at an extremely competitive price is paying off.”

Two new categories of spam were added to the January test: those of ‘image spam’ and ‘large spam’. The former consisted of spam emails that contained at least one embedded image while the latter consisted of spam emails comprising a body size of at least 50,000 bytes. Both types of emails are notoriously difficult to filter, especially using traditional content scanning methods.

Martijn Grooten, author of the Virus Bulletin Anti-spam comparitive review stated that:  ‘the detailed results show that neither large spam nor spam containing images are a problem for (SpamTitan) and, as there were few false positives it earns a Virus Bulletin Spam award with the second highest final score’.

SpamTitan selected in the Security category of Virtualization.Admin Readers Choice Awards

Boston & Galway Nov  26, 2009 – Leading Virtualisation resource site today announced that SpamTitan was selected in the Security category of their Readers’ Choice Awards.

The  Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to  the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category. users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions in the virtualization sphere at the workplace. 

“SpamTitan anti-spam software continues to successfully help thousands of companies worldwide to rid users’ inboxes of spam, viruses and other email threats’ said Ronan Kavanagh CEO of SpamTitan Technologies. We are honoured to be recognized by  and its readers for delivering industry-leading anti-spam products. The award serves as a mark of excellence, providing the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry  it also demonstrates our ability to consistently and effectively address today’s top security challenges for a more secure enterprise. We are thrilled to accept this award from such a distinguished group of industry experts.” 

SpamTitan for Vmware was launched in 2006, it is a complete operating system and software suite designed to run on VMware. Using VMware®, this enables businesses to run SpamTitan on any server irrespective of the operating system. When companies deploy SpamTitan using Vmware they enjoy all the benefits of virtualization. For small businesses  this gives high availability, performance and the reliability of VMware with cost-effective packages designed for small IT environments. For medium and enterprise businesses  the solution allows for increased IT control through service level automation, dramatically reducing capital and operating costs and maximizing IT efficiency.

SpamTitan Technologies, now TitanHQ, win Emerging ICT company award at the recent ITAG Industry awards

Boston, Galway Nov 24, 2009-  SpamTitan Technology win Emerging ICT company award at the recent ITAG Industry awards.

The winners of the 2009 ITAG Annual Industry Awards were announced at the ITAG Awards Gala Dinner in Galway on  Friday 20th November. Each year the Emerging ICT Company award is awarded  to a company that has demonstrated significant growth, innovation, excellence, and future potential.  SpamTitan are delighted to accept this award and be recognised by industry peers for their achievements in the email and internet security sector.

SpamTitan anti-spam software continues to successfully help thousands of companies worldwide to rid users’ inboxes of spam, viruses and other email threats’ said Ronan Kavanagh CEO of SpamTitan Technologies.  We are honoured to be recognized by ITAG and its members for delivering industry-leading anti-spam products. Winning this award demonstrates our ability to consistently and effectively address today’s top security challenges for a more secure enterprise. We are thrilled to accept this award from such a distinguished group of industry experts.

SpamTitan wins Gold in Virus Bulletin Anti-spam awards

SpamTitan has achieved a Gold award on its first time to participate in the Virus Bulletin Anti-Spam Test. The Virus Bulletin is an independent global publication specific to the field of viruses and related malware. SpamTitan is the first anti-spam solution that runs on a virtual machine to take part in the Virus Bulletin test – demonstrating that SpamTitan is both an innovative and high quality product.

Virus Bulletin’s Anti-spam Test Director Martijn Grooten said in relation to SpamTitan  “I was particularly charmed by the simple, yet accurate explanations of the various anti-spam rules.  The fact that this approach worked well to block spam can be seen from the spam catch rate – which was among the highest in this test.  At the same time, the product had a very low false positive rate, missing out on a platinum award by just a single email; a VBSpam Gold award is more than deserved.”

There was an increase in the number of products tested this month, and the benchmarks used for this test were stricter than in previous tests. To be the first virtual anti-spam solution tested in the Virus Bulletin anti-spam test and to come away with a gold award and a glowing recommendation is a testament to the quality of the SpamTitan anti-spam solution.

SpamTitan features in IT Web

Galway,Boston, MA,Sep 2009 – SpamTitan has been featured in leading South African web security publication IT Web. SpamTitan  was recently selected by WineNet ( to help rid the South African wine industry of those unwanted pestering mails.
To read the full article click here

SpamTitan scores highly in Spanish PC Actual magazine review.

Boston & Galway, MA, July 24th 2009 – In this ‘PC Actual’ review of SpamTitan’s Anti-Spam Software, SpamTitan scored a excellent 8.4 out of 10 and was highly recommended for businesses of all sizes. PC Actual is the second best selling IT magazine in Spain and the most prestigious in terms of technical range.

Full article is available here (please note this article is in Spanish).

The article highlighted certain SpamTitan features as being particularly beneficial to small and medium businesses. Firstly the benefit of having two antivirus engines (Kaspersky and Clam) included in the product was seen as a significant benefit. This double anti-virus protection provides piece of mind and comes as a standard part of SpamTitan at no extra charge.

Another important feature mentioned was the fact that  SpamTitan is a fully automated anti-spam solution, this is a big advantage to IT Administrators in terms of ease of management and time saving. The surveys closing statement is ‘SpamTitan is a highly recommended solution to help you forget about Spam forever’.

SpamTitan have once again been included on the CRN Emerging Security Vendors List for 2009.

Boston & Galway July 24th 2009 – SpamTitan are delighted to announce that they have once again appeared on the CRN Emerging Vendors List. “SpamTitan anti-spam software continues to successfully help thousands of companies worldwide to rid users’ inboxes of spam, viruses and other email threats’ said Ronan Kavanagh CEO of SpamTitan Technologies.  We are honoured to be recognized by CRN and its readers for delivering industry-leading anti-spam products,”.  “By moving into the top 30 this year, demonstrates our ability to consistently and effectively address today’s top security challenges for a more secure enterprise.” Review the full emerging security vendors list here.

An impressive aspect of SpamTitan is that  SpamTitan can be implemented in two ways : downloaded as an ISO CD-ROM image for installation on a standalone server; or as a virtual machine for VM Ware, regardless of the operating system.

About SpamTitan
SpamTitan, the global provider of sophisticated enterprise-level email security solutions, offers small and medium size businesses the most comprehensive protection from email threats, including SPAM, viruses, Trojans, Phishing, Malware and other unwanted content.
 SpamTitan’s unique approach in utilizing next-generation virtualization software, eliminates the need for unwieldy hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility, versatility and capability but at an affordable price. Integrating best of breed technologies, SpamTitan provides an easy to install, easy to manage and highly secure email gateway. SpamTitan, a division of CopperFasten, is a global company with headquarters in Galway, Ireland.    For further information visit,

SpamTitan features in Messaging News

Boston & Galway, MA, February 23, 2009 – This article discusses the growing adoption of virtualisation not just in enterprise but among SMB’s. The article highlights SpamTitans solutions specifically built to run on this platform.

To read the full article by Stephanie Jordon (Editor – Messaging News) titled ‘ Options grow for Virtualised Environments ‘ click here

SpamTitan in -Green Benefits to Virtualization

Virtualization used to be a somewhat esoteric technology deployed mainly in large-scale data center server consolidation projects, however, with VMware and other virtualization vendors releasing products specifically geared for the small and mid-sized business market (and priced accordingly), virtualization is now within the reach of all.

Read the full article here

SpamTitan feature in Communications News- Athletics win with antivirus

Low-cost, easy-to-deploy software defeats spam at Penn State University.

Universities and colleges often face a more challenging IT and network security challenge than typical corporate networks. With the rise of peer-to-peer (P2P), file sharing and MP3 trading, campuses have become a haven for viruses and spyware. By nature, these networks are fairly open and unsegmented. Penn State University is no exception.

Read the full article here

SpamTitan, now TitanHQ, named as Top Emerging Security Vendor by CRN

CRN Magazine this month included SpamTitan in both its Emerging Vendors and Top Emerging Security Vendors showcases.

Over the years CRN has looked at emerging vendors from the IT industry across multiple disciplines and highlights those it feels offer most in terms of innovation, value, support, technical superiority and, importantly for the channel, margin. In looking at these products it is comparing them to the larger brand offerings and identifying alternatives that the channel can look to, products it sees that can meet the main stream brands head on but because of a sharper design focus on the SMB market requirements often provide a better overall fit than that offered by more established vendors.

This year SpamTitan was included in both its overall list of Emerging Vendors and also its Top Security Emerging Vendors. “It is fantastic to be included by CRN in its Emerging Vendor list” said Ronan Kavanagh, CEO of SpamTitan. “CRN is a well established and trusted name among the reseller and vendor community. Over the years this list has highlighted some excellent companies who really do offer not only viable alternatives to the mainstream, but solutions that can be better suited to SMB end users and the resellers that provide them. Resellers see this in terms of support they get, really getting to know the people in our organization who build and maintain the products. They also see it in their pockets, because our products are not overly distributed we can offer great margins, far in excess of what they are able to achieve when pitted against other resellers all selling the same products from some of the larger brands. Their customers are also happy. Because of the closeness we have to end users, their direct feed back coupled with the agility of our product designers allow us to almost tailor solutions for our customers.”

SpamTitan is installed in minutes by download and immediately protects email users from today’s continuous bombardment of malware, viruses, spam and other threats. SpamTitan includes dual antivirus protection, including Kaspersky Labs, 99% anti spam protection, content filtering, in and out bound email scanning, LDAP integration, a full reporting suite and an automated updating process to ensure management overheads are kept to a minimum.

With an increasing global customer base stretching from Europe to Asia and the US, SpamTitan has received the highest marks after undergoing numerous rigorous tests by accredited independent test labs such as Westcoast Labs among others. SpamTitan has proven its solution to be of the highest technical standards – reaching an enterprise class level of functionality but affordable for small and medium sized businesses.

See CRN here 

SpamTitan talk to Linux Insider

 "Virtualization: Savings Are Not Guaranteed" by By Jack M. Germain, LinuxInsider 16/05/08
"Deployment issues are always a key factor in transitioning from hardware to software virtualization, according to SpamTitan’s CEO Ronan Kavanagh. …"

The full atricle can be read at:

Spamtitan Sales Director writes in ISACA

The article entitled "Virtual Appliances – The Evolution of a Gold Standard" discusses the emergence of virtual appliances as a new solution delivery vehicle and contrasts this with physical appliance solution deployment. It outlines some of the advantages derived from the use of virtual appliances including testing, back up, redundancy and scalability. The points are backed up with a case study from Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.

The full article can be seen in ISACA Journal Vol 3 2008


Since its inception, ISACA has become a pace-setting global organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. Its IS auditing and IS control standards are followed by practitioners worldwide. Its research pinpoints professional issues challenging its constituents. Its Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is recognized globally and has been earned by more than 55,000 professionals since inception. The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification uniquely targets the information security management audience and has been earned by more than 7,000 professionals. It publishes a leading technical journal in the information control field, the Information Systems Control Journal. It hosts a series of international conferences focusing on both technical and managerial topics pertinent to the IS assurance, control, security and IT governance professions. Together, ISACA and its affiliated IT Governance Institute lead the information technology control community and serve its practitioners by providing the elements needed by IT professionals in an ever-changing worldwide environment.

SpamTitan feature in Campus Technology Magazine

SpamTian has featured in the latest edition of Campus Technology in an article by Rama Ramaswami entitled "Protecting the Oblivious". This very interesting article looks at the steps taken by a number of education establishements in protecting their digital assets. A selection of the article can be read below, the full atricle can be read in the April 2008 edition of Campus technology or at the following link:

"Two universities that have had considerable success with e-mail appliances are Penn State and Georgia Southern University. At Penn State, the Intercollegiate Athletics department, which has more than 300 e-mail users, used an innovative technique to filter spam: It isolated itself from the university’s centralized IT system and installed its own open source appliance. That’s because Phil Mansfield, systems administrator for the department, discovered that the university’s in-house anti-spam software, installed directly on the Microsoft Outlook e-mail server, shut down antivirus functions completely when there were problems with the server. This affected e-mail performance for the entire athletics group.

"I believe that threats come from a wide variety of sources, but e-mail is the main vector," says Mansfield. "It’s the easiest to attack and is always allowed through the firewall. To supplement the existing antivirus software already installed, we searched out a front-end gateway SMTP solution. We were looking for a solution that would provide greater spam filtration as well as free up the workload of the back-end provider."

Mansfield opted for SpamTitan, an open source, easy-to-use system that offers what he calls "enterprise-class features at a very affordable price." The minimal investment required gained him a quick signoff on the purchase from university officials. With installation time taking less than one hour for 500 licenses, and a 90 percent increase in spam filtration in the few months that the system has been in use, SpamTitan provided "results from day one," says Mansfield."

SpamTitan feature in VMware Customer ISV Success Story

SpamTitan has continued with our strong Technology Alliance Partnership with VMware by being featured in Vmware’s Customer ISV Success Story. The success story outlines SpamTitan’s continued progress due to the developement of the SpamTitan for VMware vitrual appliance and features some of the many milestones we have passed since it’s launch.

The full piece can be downloaded

Hightlights of the Success story can be seen below:

  • Created a new revenue stream by developing the SpamTitan for VMware virtual appliance; 50 percent of revenues now come from the virtual appliance
  • Experiencing a 2:1 virtual appliance to hardware appliance customer adoption rate.
  • Cut sales cycle time by 50 percent and reduced cost of sales by 40 percent
  • Reduced support overhead per customer by 40 percent as virtual appliances do not pose hardware compatibility and configuration issues typically experienced with hardware appliances
  • Increased customer evaluation numbers by a factor of 10 at no cost,thanks to the virtual appliance being available online and quick and easy to download
  • Improved market penetration with entry into North America, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East
  • Ten fold increase in channel partners as product education and evaluation costs are virtually eliminated.
  • Enabled an entirely new online sales model with the ability to provide online demonstrations, 30 day free download trials and direct purchasing of the virtual appliance via the company website.

SpamTitan in Computer Technology Review

Evaluating SpamTitan, as one of a small group of VMware Certified Appliances globally, West Coast Labs uncovered that SpamTitan’s VMware virtual appliance proved easy to install, manage, test, and backup. By achieving a greater than 99 percent accuracy rating for spam filtration with zero false positives, West Coast Labs could successfully block close to all spam, while ensuring legitimate emails would not blocked or lost using the SpamTitan for VMware solution. Significant advantages include improved ease of use in the evaluation and testing process, while noting real gains to business users in terms of potential redundancy, backup, scalability, and mobility improvements.

SpamTitan is a global provider of enterprise-level email security solutions offering small and medium size businesses (SMBs) comprehensive protection from email threats, including spam, viruses, trojans, phishing, malware and other unwanted content. SpamTitan’s approach in utilizing next-generation virtualization software eliminates the need for unwieldy hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility, versatility and scalability but at an affordable price. Integrating best of breed technologies, SpamTitan provides an easy to install, easy to manage and highly secure email gateway. SpamTitan, a division of CopperFasten Technologies, is a global company with headquarters in Galway, Ireland.

This Checkmark ‘premium’ rating is a testament to SpamTitan’s commitment in providing the power, performance and usability that customers need in the fight against the growing spam problem, SpamTitan said. The company is pleased that an independent testing lab further validates SpamTitan’s effectiveness as the company has always excelled at providing new performance functionality, optimized spam filtration, and an ease of use and scalability that is unique in the market, it said.

West Coast Labs has been able to conclude through real-world testing that the SpamTitan solution successfully fuses impressive spam detection capabilities with ease-of-use to provide a powerful, potentially cost-effective, and flexible email threat detection and protection platform. The concise documentation, combined with advanced configuration options and comprehensive reporting ensures ease for new and more advanced users to virtualization.

SpamTitan in Campus Technology

Security software developer SpamTitan is launching a new antivirus tool designed specifically for higher education named, appropriately enough, SpamTitan for Higher Education. The new software, which includes spam and malware protection features, will be available Monday.

According to the company, "SpamTitan developed its solution to specifically address the rigorous malware environments and IT network security challenges university and colleges contend with on a daily basis." It’s currently being used by Penn State’s Intercollegiate Athletics, where it’s reportedly eliminating about 6,300 spam messages per day that had been affecting e-mail performance.

Targeted primarily toward e-mail security, SpamTitan for Higher Education is designed to protect schools from viruses, trojans, phishing, and other unwanted content, including spam. It provides about 98 percent spam detection with 0.03 percent false positives, according to the company.

Other features include:

  • Content filtering;
  • E-mail scanning (inbound and outbound);
  • E-mail disclaimer functionality;
  • Quarantine reports; and
  • Automatic updates of new version releases and spam and virus definitions.

SpamTitan for Higher Education will be available Dec. 3 at $500 for 100 users and $750 for 250 users. More information will be available Monday at the link below.