SAN MATEO, California and MOSCOW, February 17 /PRNewswire/ --

- Yandex Anti-Spam Technology Integrated With Bizanga's Intelligent Message Platform

Bizanga, provider of the world's leading email and message management platform, today announced an extended partnership with Yandex, Russia's largest internet search engine and a leading Russian internet and technology company. In this partnership, Bizanga has integrated Yandex' proprietary spam-protection software Spamooborona into its Intelligent Message Processor(R) (IMP) platform specifically to address the Russian market. The solution is already operational in a major national and regional carrier and is available immediately.

Spamooborona already protects the mailboxes of millions of users, filtering out approximately 95 percent of junk email. It was developed after having proven to be an effective solution to guard against spam on the Yandex.Mail service, and made available as commercial software in 2005. Since that time, hundreds of companies including some of Russia's largest service providers such as Comstar UTS, Golden Telecom/Beeline and E1 have adopted Spamooborona to keep their email clean of spam.

With spam increasingly localized, the combination of Bizanga's carrier class email gateway and Yandex Spamooborona uniquely addresses the needs of Russian service providers by utilizing Yandex' specialized technology and local market knowledge to provide a powerful and massively scalable solution to their messaging abuse problems.

Bizanga's partnership with Yandex demonstrates the need for solutions combining local and global competence to provide comprehensive email and message management solutions, said Serge Dugas, Head of Bizanga's EMEA operations. Incorporating Yandex Spamooborona into the Bizanga product family provides a compelling offering for the Russian service provider market with its specific requirements.

About Bizanga

Bizanga is the global leader in email and message management, and provider of the world's most scalable and full-featured Email message processing and security platform, the Intelligent Message Processor(R) (IMP). The IMP can be deployed to protect an email infrastructure from blended threats including spam, viruses, denial-of-service and harvest attacks. It can also be used to perform parental control, compliance/encryption services or simply to manage infrastructure migration or new service deployment. Designed especially for service providers, the IMP is extremely easy to integrate with existing infrastructure, including provisioning systems and message store. IMPs handle email for millions of mailboxes throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Bizanga sells direct to Internet service providers, cable operators, fixed-line and mobile operators. The technology is also available on an OEM basis to application software vendors. Bizanga is a member of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Work Group ( For more information about Bizanga, visit the company's Web site at

About Yandex

Yandex operates Russia's largest internet search engine and is a leading Russian internet and technology company. It's goal is to provide easy access to the wealth of information available online to answer any questions its Russian-speaking users may have. It relies on its in-depth understanding of the Russian language, culture and internet market to provide its users with sophisticated web search and information retrieval services. It also offers them a portal providing a range of other free services and extensive local, national and international information, including user-generated content, which it aggregates and structures in a neutral and user-friendly manner. Yandex believes that putting the needs of its users first is the foundation for the success of its business.

Contacts: Bizanga: Marc Sheldon Bizanga, Ltd. Phone: +1-650-356-8500 Yandex: Elena Kolmanovskaya, Chief Editor Michael Ushakov, Head of Yandex PR Phone: +7-495-739-70-00 Fax: +7-495-739-70-70

Contacts: Bizanga: Marc Sheldon, Bizanga, Ltd., Phone: +1-650-356-8500,; Yandex: Elena Kolmanovskaya, Chief Editor, Michael Ushakov, Head of Yandex PR, Phone: +7-495-739-70-00, Fax: +7-495-739-70-70,