Author: Nina Offen

15 yrs track record from global PR and Events. Bachelor in communication and held never-wanna-go-home party’s since forever. Practically a foodie, crazy about my toddler.

The week of RSA has begun – Let’s meet up!

The Halon team is visiting the RSA Conference this week and we would love to meet up with you. So, if you are in San Francisco for this week of fun and most important the RSA Conference – make sure to save some space in your schedule for a coffee, cake or dinner with us! Get in direct contact with Jonas  Brook  Anders or Per on LinkedIn, or send us a message on Twitter @halonsecurity. Now go on – give us a ping!

See you later!


End-user and logging server installation video

As you might have read in our previous blog post we recently added a lot of new features to our End-user interface and/or logging server with even more in the pipeline, so we thought this would be a good time to talk about how easy it is to install and get up and running, even completely from scratch.

This will be a two part series where the first video will cover how you can install the End-user from scratch on a Linux server, including installing a web server and SQL server. The second video will go into more detail on the various settings and integrations with Halon nodes and other external systems that are possible with the End-user interface.

Why is scripting important for a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)?

Our customers love the scriptability of Halon’s SMTP software. Our marketing director Brook Chelmo challenges CTO Anders Berggren as to why this is important for an MTA. Analyzing the market will show you that it is hard to find an MTA that allows one to create custom configurations via scripting. Anders speaks to its importance and also answers questions surrounding the unique scripting language called “HSL”, and how easy it is to learn. Watch the video below to learn more.

Learn how to connect multiple Halon nodes with a cluster

The Halon SMTP software is built for clustering, and we encourage all customers to use at least two nodes, for performance and fault tolerance. Given the nature of email, clustering operates in an active-active, master-master, share-nothing fashion. Watch our video which shows how easy it’s to set up! – Halon is in the house!

Clients, Partners, Visitors, Exhibitors and Friends are you getting excited for the WHD.Global conference this March? We surely are. We encourage you to join us at this cutting-edge technology conference that brings together leading experts and insiders for fantastic networking opportunities, revealing discussions, and an exhibition floor filled with leading industry providers.

Please visit Halon’s booth in the main entrance hall (#H23). We will have drawings going on throughout the whole conference, with the possibility to win one of five €100 Amazon gift cards!

If you haven’t registered yet for use our free registration code/link GL164JP and be part of one of the greatest and most valuable experiences of the year. Make sure to arrive early enough on Monday (14th) for our Cocktail and Snack Reception with Atomia and OpenSRS starting at 18:00.

Hope to see you there!

Short facts
Where: Europa-Park, Rust/Germany
When: March 15-17th
Register: GL164JP
Can’t miss #1: Halon, Atomia and OpenSRS hosts a Cocktail & Snack Reception on March 14th in Commedia d’ell Arte Bar, between 18:00-22:00
Can’t miss #2: The blue fire Megacoaster – Roller-coster…
Can’t miss #3: ConneXion Party on the 17th

Halon now available through the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace

San Francisco, Jan. 14, 2016 — Halon Security, the provider of HalonTM, the SMTP software platform for service providers, today announced its participation in the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. Inclusion in the program allows Halon Security to offer its SMTP software to businesses looking to improve their email infrastructure, reduce operational costs and secure their services for end-users.

CenturyLink Cloud customers now have the opportunity to download and deploy Halon. The software platform provides a scriptable approach to email transfer functions such as anti-spam, task automation, encryption, signing, routing and API integration. Once implemented, businesses will be able to update, run and manage the entire email transport and filtering infrastructure through one cloud-based and consolidated SMTP platform.

“We are happy to be able to offer our software to CenturyLink Marketplace customers. Our experience has shown us that all environments and demands on functionality are different, which is why we’ve built an SMTP software platform focused on flexibility and efficiency to allow seamless integration with any surrounding environment. Thanks to our unique SMTP scripting engine, the result is unparalleled and enables scalability, enterprise security and minimized administration,” said Jonas Falck, founder and CEO, Halon Security. “For one hosting provider customer, Halon’s SMTP solution reduced operational spending by nearly 70 percent. For other customers we’ve helped cut administration time by 90 percent* and reduce customer response time from hours to minutes.”

The CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program allows participating technology companies, like Halon Security, to integrate their solutions with the CenturyLink Cloud platform. These additional business-ready solutions are available to CenturyLink’s cloud, hosting and network customers.

“Defense-in-depth, a strategy to implement multiple layers of controls, is a tried and true approach to cloud security,” said David Shacochis, vice president of cloud platform at CenturyLink. “We’re excited to have Halon’s email security platform available to our customers as a tool they can deploy to reduce risk and protect messaging workloads. Service providers that use CenturyLink Cloud now have Halon as an option to improve their email efficiency.”

To start using Halon on CenturyLink Cloud today, refer to the getting started guide on the CenturyLink Cloud Knowledge Base.

Seasons Greetings 2016

As we look towards 2016 we’d like to take the opportunity to wish you all the best and thank you for your trust in us.  As our gift to you, we will be making a donation to UNICEF to help provide warmth and care to those who are less fortunate.  May next year be a year of blessing for all.

The Halon email platform comes with many tangible business benefits

DuoCircle, a global email service provider talks about the successful migration of Dyn legacy email receiving products to the Halon email platform. DuoCircle’s CEO and Founder Brad Slavin was challenged with migrating Dyn’s legacy email infrastructure within 30 days. The result, a successful migration within the timeline, thanks to the scalability of the Halon email platform along with the support team at Halon Security.

Also many tangible business benefits came as a result, due to the Halon email platform extended functionalities. DuoCircle are now saving 30% on operating costs and has reduced the time of managing networks by 90%. It has improved customer response time from hours to minutes.

To learn more about how the Halon email platform for hosting and Service providers can improve your email infrastructure, please contact us.

More information on DuoCircle implementation of the Halon email platform: Case Study DuoCircle

We are proud partners of the OX-Summit

– We are part of the growing ecosystem and as our friends in the community we have a given place. Happy to make it official: We are proud partners at the OX-Summit and ready to meet you!

The OX-Summit OXS15 is the 7th annual global conference that provides a unique opportunity for leaders across our industries to connect. The aim is to share ideas on how to drive innovation and create new business opportunities, expand and build new services. Needless to say – you can’t miss it!

The summit takes place on October 8-9th in Berlin, Germany at the fantastic venue – of Moscau Café that ages back to the mid 60ies. Berlin is a tremendous city of great history and now it’s time for us at the frontline to forecast the future.

To read more about what Halon Security aim to showcase at the conference – please read the blog post by our President and Founder, Peter on the OX website. And whilst you’re surfing their site – make sure to register for the Summit!

See you all soon, and have a look out for us on the exhibition floor.


If you desire support or if you’re in need of more information – please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Yihaa, our new website is finally here!

It’s hard to make the perfect website. Not just from a user-friendly and graphically creative way, but also to have a website that is easy to update, fun to use and that meets all the different demands from various visitors associated to different business levels.
We’ve evaluated, we’ve iterated, we’ve laughed and we’ve even brawled (just a bit) to get our new website going. And now we are very happy to announce; it’s live!

Our thoughts began with – we need a new website! NOW!
We identified our needs, but most importantly listened to our visitors wishes as we merged that into our shared wants: aiming towards creating an information hub for all our visitors independent of your business level.
Even if you’re a returning visitor or a “first-timer” our goal is that you should be able to find everything you need on our website. If that means information on how to get started, download your free trial, find hints on best practice or simply get in contact – It should all be on there, and you should find it. Quickly.

It is, as we believe in digital information should be, a work in progress and we will never say: “-Now we are done!” Our email platform and other projects we develop are constantly improving with the latest techniques and state of the art add-ons, therefor there will always be more information to share. However at this point, we can say that we’ve now improved our website and if you choose to follow our journey you will notice how we evolve.
Now go on, go and have a look! And make sure to send us your feedback as we always enjoy receiving.