MCI Canada today introduced Managed Scanning Service for business customers, which it says protects corporate netwo...
June 28, 2005
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>