Roaring Penguin, the anti-spam software company, has released a new version of its CanIt anti-spam solution. The upgrade includes a continued focus on the managed services provider (MSP) market.

CanIt 8.0.12 features a new monitoring capability designed to detect network problems during configuration, like communication errors with LDAP or back-end SMTP servers. If CanIt thinks the problems are severe enough, the anti-spam softwared will automatically send an email alert to network administrators.

The new version of CanIt also lets users reply to archived messages straight from the CanIt web interface, something users couldn't do in the past. Overall, Roaring Penguin is trying to give its current MSP customers some added value, while reinforcing its partner focus on the SMB sector.

Roaring Penguin is no stranger to the MSP market and partner ecosystem. The company n May 2011 updated its CanIt Archiver email archiving service to integrate with N-Able, Kaseya and LPI Level Platforms. Roaring Penguin's goal is to have MSPs leverage a hosted CanIt service to provide email protection to for SMB end-users. The company also serves enterprise customers, Internet service providers (ISPs) and the government sector.