How I fooled Microsofts Safe Link technology in 5 minutes

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

The Safe Link technology was recently launched by Microsoft through Office 365. The goal of this technology is to rewrite all URL’s in email to a URL classification service, so at the time of user-clicks it’s possible to reclassify a URL. This method is preferred as spammers more often replace the phishing URL’s site content after a message is being scanned, hence there is a need of reclassification later. Safe link is Microsoft’s “best-effort” to do so. […]

Email tech guru Mark Weiler becomes advisor for Halon

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Halon is thrilled to announce the addition of Mark Weiler, currently SVP of Engineering at Rubicon Project, to the Halon Advisory board. Mark has 25+ years of technology and leadership experience, including a depth of Email systems experience as Mark was on the core team developing the first 4 versions of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft’s Email messaging and collaboration platform, and the MAPI (Messaging API) protocol in the 1990’s. Since 2001, Mark has held executive leadership positions at various Silicon Valley startups, and for the past 2 years has served as SVP Engineering at Rubicon Project, the largest independent Advertising Exchange in the world. […]

New features for the end-user interface

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Have you checked out our open-source end-user interface on GitHub? It can be used either as it is, modified to fit your needs, or only as an inspiration for your own code. Since last time we posted about it, we have updated it with a bunch of goodies, have a look and feel free to give us some feedback if you decide to try it. […]

Live staging and SMTPUTF8 coming up in Halon 4.0

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Halon 4.0 a.k.a. “forty” is around the corner, and it has a strong focus on developer friendliness and deployment. Let’s take a peek on what’s about to happen! […]

Introducing Jonas Falck – Halons handy nerd co-founder

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

I want to work for myself, as egoistic as it may sound, I want to be a creator. Jonas Falck eat, sleep and breath Halon. As a co-founder, product developer and evangelist, he is essential to the team. But he is also the acting enfant terrible of the group, the one with the most unread [...]

2000 dollars to cancer research – Halon wins Ibrahimovic’s shirt

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Halon was attending IT company Atea’s yearly partner meet-up in Stockholm when the host announced a charity auction. That’s when we became the proud owner of a signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic shirt from Paris Saint-Germain, and the equivalent of 2100 US dollar was donated to the Swedish cancer research fund. […]

Halon selected finalist in 2017 Network Computing Awards

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Halon has been selected finalist in no less than three categories in the 2017 Network Computing Awards. Voting is now open and you can vote for Halon as “IT Optimisation Product of the Year”, “Software Product of the Year” and for the “Return on Investment Award”. […]

TES meeting on email security at Old Trafford in Manchester

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Email security was the topic of discussion at another Open-Xchange sponsored TES event held last Thursday in the fantastic setting of Old Trafford Stadium, the home of Manchester United. BT, TalkTalk and Plusnet, three of the largest ISPs in the UK, had delegates in attendance along with Halon and Cloudmark. This intimate group discussed the challenges facing email security as it stands today and how they could collaborate going forward to improve the state of affairs. […]

Karim Parto is the new CCO of Halon

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Meet our brand new Halon Chief Commercial Officer! We could not have wished for a better Christmas present than Karim Parto. Starting now, he will be in charge of sales and probably be the face you meet at all the upcoming industry events. […]

A hungry and fast-flying Sales Manager to join the Halon team

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

The peregrine falcon in it’s hunting dive can reach speeds of around 320 km/h, making it the fastest animal in the world. It almost competes with the speed that we demand of our new Sales Manager. You could also benefit from have some the peregrines other traits, such as being a strong hunter, highly trainable [...]