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.