With the growth in quantity and variety of threats now sent and received by email, successfully
filtering is critical to protecting networks. Organisations do not have the time and resources to deal
with the headaches caused by viruses or spam. Put simply, if you consider email to be a
vital communications tool, you have the following options:
Do nothing — This is no longer a realistic option given the potential cost of having your
network infected by a virus or being sued after an employee or child has received inappropriate
material through their corporate or school email.
Install Software — This approach requires software to be purchased, installed, configured
and maintained at the highest possible levels by your personnel. Any failure of the software leaves
you on your own to resolve any resulting issues or dependent on a support call that is
potentially costly, time-consuming, and even unhelpful. Experience has taught us that software
solutions require constant tweaking and adjustment and consequently cost more than other solutions
in personnel overhead.
Purchase an Appliance – Also requiring installation, configuration, and maintenance and,
as with software, offering no guarantee of accuracy and reliability. Most customers choose to only
deploy one box for cost reasons. If your hardware appliance should experience a failure of any kind,
you have two options – either let the mail through to its users unfiltered until a replacement is
in place (allowing spam, potential spyware, viruses and other malware through) or turn off mail
delivery until a fix is in place.
Use InterGate Mail Service – A 5 minute administration job is all that is needed to experience
the benefits of our service.
- Set up is both quick and simple, requiring no hardware or software.
- Instead, email is filtered on the Internet, before it reaches your network, thereby
saving bandwidth by delivering only “clean” email; a key benefit given the rapid escalation in volumes of
email traffic worldwide.
One user recently reported that 60% of his bandwidth had been used up by spam. He was able to recover
the cost of the service in reduced bandwidth usage alone.
- With security experts managing the solution, you are no longer concerned whether your system is armed
with the latest virus updates. A spectrum of dedicated filters takes away the burden to give you peace of mind.
- InterGate Mail Service does not use major brand anti-virus engines which most users already have deployed
on the desktop as this would not provide additional protection.
- Networks are protected from Denial of Service attacks
- Each client retains full, real-time and flexible control