CipherTrust launches enterprise class email security for small and medium businesses in Europe

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CipherTrust, Inc., the market leader in comprehensive messaging security, has launched IronMail S-Series in Europe to enable the channel to take enterprise class e-mail security to the Small and Medium sized business (SMB) community.

In the UK, there are over 3.8 million SMBs, responsible for 52% of the UK's turnover in 2003. However, due to tight budgets and lack of email security experience, SMBs are a prime target for attacks, particularly spam and viruses. IronMail S-Series provides e-mail specific VPN, IDS, firewall as well as anti-spam and anti-virus tools, meeting the e-mail security requirements of the SMB market.

Recent research from the Radicati Group stated that viruses will cost European businesses 9,000 million during 2004 with spam making up 46% of all European email traffic. Colin Gray, VP EMEA CipherTrust commented: "No company can afford to leave their front door open. SMBs in particular, are feeling the impact of viruses and spam as they attempt to keep abreast of new threats and solutions. IronMail S-Series enables them to implement effective email security from a single point."

The S-Series is based on CipherTrust's award winning IronMail email security appliance that combines the five critical components of spam and fraud prevention, virus and worm protection, policy and content compliance, email privacy and secure email gateway capabilities into a single platform. The S-Series is configured for easy installation and ease-of-use, providing the ability to filter, manage and monitor both inbound and outbound mail traffic.

The IronMail S-Series is now available through CipherTrust's nine European Premier Partners who have recently completed a four day accredited training course. CipherTrust is keen to recruit partners with pre and first line support for post sales and those that have a proactive sales strategy.

Neil Ledger, director at Equip Technology said: "We look forward to strengthening our relationship further with CipherTrust and are poised to help SMBs achieve the benefits of greater e-mail security. The IronMail S-Series represents a tremendous market opportunity for Equip's reseller community and their customers. The ability to bring an enterprise class e-mail security solution to the SMB market together with CipherTrust's sales incentives, is an exciting prospect and we look forward to help bring it to market."

Gray concluded: "Email security is a huge problem escalating out of control. One of the trends in 2004 is the increasing sophistication of the techniques used by hackers, spam and virus creators. The risk is even greater for SMBs with little to no email security strategy - it could result in them switching off their systems altogether. This would have a huge impact on a critical business communication that is vital to today's businesses."

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