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MCI Canada launches managed scanning service

MCI Canada today introduced Managed Scanning Service for business customers, which it says protects corporate netwo...


June 28, 2005  


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MCI Canada today introduced Managed Scanning Service for business customers, which it says protects corporate networks by proactively filtering inbound e-mail for security threats and automatically preventing tainted e-mail from being delivered.

“Unprotected e-mail is a risk that threatens a company’s business operations, relationships, IT costs and productivity,” said Robert Quance, general manager of MCI Canada.

“Managed Scanning offers a cost-effective way to detect and stop infected or inappropriate e-mail messages and spam before they touch a customer’s network.”

More than 90% of viruses enter networks through e-mail, according to an ICSA Labs Virus Prevalence Survey conducted in the U.S. last year.

Most anti-virus applications only detect “known” viruses through the use of signature files, which provide no protection against new threats that can spread rapidly via e-mail, MCI said in a release.

Managed Scanning acts as a company’s first line of defence against unwanted e-mail containing viruses, spam and inappropriate images.

“Because it is a managed service, companies can effectively offload this labour-intensive network administration function to MCI,” the company said.

“The service does not require any hardware or software purchases, equipment installation, upgrades or patching.” br>