How a ‘one-stop cloud shop’ has bolstered its security offering

Security

by Duncan MacRae| 11 February 2014

Intermedia's new defence suite lets SMBs eliminate spam and viruses.

Intermedia, marketed as a one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications, has chosen McAfee to protect its customers and partners from email-based security threats and business continuity risks.

McAfee Labs estimates that between 80-90% of all email traffic is unwanted1 and third-party research revealed that 58% of organisations have been infiltrated by email-based malware2, a threat vector with the primary objective of stealing information.

By teaming with McAfee, Intermedia - which claims to be the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hoster with more than 700,000 mailboxes - hopes to protect its SMB customers from threats that can disrupt productivity, bring down systems, corrupt company data and fully compromise security and privacy.

Intermedia's McAfee Email Defense Suite consists of three services:

- McAfee Basic and Advanced Email Protection: McAfee Basic Email Protection eliminates spam and viruses before they reach users' mailboxes. McAfee Advanced Email Protection adds granular control over protection settings as well as McAfee ClickProtect, to defend users who click malicious URLs.

- McAfee Email Continuity: This add-on service offers redundant email access for peace of mind beyond Intermedia's 99.999% uptime guarantee.

- McAfee Email Data Loss Prevention: This add-on service filters outgoing email to ensure sensitive information or undetected viruses do not leave users' outboxes.

These services are available today for all new mailboxes and will be rolled out to all Intermedia mailboxes over the coming months.

Ed Macnair, MD EMEA at Intermedia, said: "The world has too many stories of email-based viruses bringing down networks or exposing sensitive information.

"We're bringing McAfee into our ecosystem to protect SMB's productivity and security by shielding our users from email-based threats."

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