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IBM launches new e-mail security service

IBM Corp. today announced E-mail Security Management Services, a new managed security service designed to help comp...


June 18, 2004  


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IBM Corp. today announced E-mail Security Management Services, a new managed security service designed to help companies reduce the risks inherent with e-mail communications.

Founded on technology from e-mail security vendor MessageLabs Inc., it acts as a company’s first line of defense by scanning e-mail and helping to reduce threats such as viruses, spam and other unwanted content before they infiltrate an organization.

The offering, has recently been deployed by Eden, a software provider and IBM Partner.

“We estimate that 5% or more of total employee production hours are spent deleting unwanted, unsolicited messages, and constantly battling attacks from viruses,” said Jayme McRee vice president of sales and marketing.

“The volume of spam and virus-laden emails had become detrimental to efficient business operations. By leveraging the email security services from IBM and MessageLabs, our e-mail volume, comprised largely of non-business related email, dropped by over 95%. That’s money in our pocket.”

E-mail has become a primary form of communications between businesses and their customers, and protecting it is very important,” said Michel Bobillier, a spokesman for IBM Global Services.