May 25, 2005 - 12:00
eCourier builds a robust and secure infrastructure using GFI products
GFI products give UK courier company peace of mind and more time to focus on its core business
London, UK – eCourier, a UK-based company with the mission to revolutionize the same-day courier industry in Great Britain and beyond, has turned to several GFI products to create a robust and secure infrastructure. eCourier uses the GFI FAXmaker fax server, GFI MailEssentials server-based anti-spam protection, GFI MailSecurity email security and GFI MailArchiver to archive corporate email. By providing peace of mind that its communications systems are functioning proficiently and effectively, eCourier's use of the GFI product quartet enables the company to better focus on its core business of supplying a competitive, fast and efficient courier service. GFI has now issued a new case study detailing this deployment.
Decrease in lead times and increase in revenue with GFI FAXmaker
To automate its fax systems, eCourier chose GFI FAXmaker for Exchange 12. The product offers several benefits, including direct dial fax lines, the ability to receive two faxes instantaneously or send/receive simultaneously (with ISDN2), user ability to receive faxes as PDF documents and send faxes from their desktops and the facility to send text messages via the email client, among others. GFI FAXmaker grants eCourier speedy and secure use of fax technology, allowing the company to reduce lead times and to increase revenue. Jay Bregman, the company’s co-founder and Technology Director said that “with GFI FAXmaker, less than five minutes per day is spent on administrivia, leaving 75% more selling time”.
Constant protection against the latest email threats
Spam blocking and mail security, such as protection against virii and inappropriate content, are extremely important concerns for eCourier as they "have the potential to severely affect productivity and uptime". After exploring numerous anti-spam and antivirus software options for Exchange, the company settled on a GFI MailEssentials/MailSecurity bundle. As Mr. Bregman explained, GFI MailSecurity’s “vendor-neutral architecture allows eCourier to use four separate virus scanning engines to minimize the possibility of a new infection getting onto our network”.
The best anti-spam protection money can buy
The significant increase in spam that eCourier was receiving was negatively affecting productivity. eCourier turned to GFI MailEssentials to protect the company against spam in real-time and was delighted to find that it does so “with no impact whatsoever on email transit time or mail-server performance”. Mr. Bregman felt that "by utilizing every conceivable means of filtering-from keyword checking to DNS blacklists, to Bayesian analysis-to newer methods such as spam URI and SPF, GFI MailEssentials gives us the best protection money can buy.”
Minds at rest through corporate mail archiving
eCourier also needed a product that could archive emails in case of disputes over bookings; the solution to their need was GFI MailArchiver. Mr. Bregman described GFI MailArchiver as “a product that allows senior management to sleep easier at night, knowing that in the case of a customer dispute or suspected misuse of corporate information or IT resources, we are in possession of the evidence necessary to make prudent business decisions”.
A true passion for its products
One other aspect has impressed eCourier about GFI, "apart from the strengths of the products themselves": "We have been continually impressed by the level of passion GFI has for its products-evidenced in the quality of support and the frequency of new, exciting features for existing products." Mr. Bregman also feels that GFI produces upgrades of merit, making it worthy to subscribe to maintenance agreements.
The full case study may be viewed at http://www.gfi.com/documents/cs/ecourier.htm.
About GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP
GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP is a Windows-based network fax solution that offers email integrated faxing for Exchange Server and SMTP/POP3 server environments. Besides fax, GFI FAXmaker also offers send-and-receive SMS/text functionality. Users can send and receive faxes and SMS messages (texting) directly from Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Web access or other email client, making GFI FAXmaker easy to use and learn. GFI FAXmaker includes a multi-line fax server, inbound fax routing, print to fax driver for Windows, support for server-side conversion of Office documents, and fax management features. More information and a trial version are available at http://www.gfi.com/faxmaker/.
About GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP
GFI MailSecurity for Exchange/SMTP is an email content checking, exploit detection, threats analysis and antivirus solution that removes all types of email-borne threats before they can affect email users. GFI MailSecurity's key features include multiple virus engines, to guarantee higher detection rate and faster response to new viruses; email content and attachment checking, to quarantine dangerous attachments and content; an exploit shield, to protect against present and future viruses based on exploits; an HTML threats engine, to disable HTML scripts; a Trojan & Executable Scanner, to detect malicious executables; and more. More information and a trial version are available at http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity/.
About GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP
GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP offers spam protection at server level and eliminates the need to install and update anti-spam software on each desktop. GFI MailEssentials offers a fast set-up and a high spam detection rate using Bayesian analysis and other methods - no configuration required, very low false positives through its automatic whitelist, and the ability to automatically adapt to the email environment and to constantly tune and improve spam detection. It also enables network administrators to sort spam to users' junk mail folders. GFI MailEssentials also adds key email tools to the mail server: disclaimers, reporting, mail archiving and monitoring, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading. More information and a full evaluation version are available at http://www.gfi.com/mes/.
About GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
GFI MailArchiver for Exchange is an easy-to-use email archiving solution that enables all internal and external mail to be archived into a single SQL database. This allows administrators to provide users with easy, centralized access to past email via a web-based search interface, while enabling to easily fulfill regulatory requirements (such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act). GFI MailArchiver for Exchange leverages the journaling feature of Exchange Server 2000/2003 and therefore provides unparalleled scalability and reliability at a competitive cost. More information and a full evaluation version are available at http://www.gfi.com/mailarchiver/.
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, UK, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at http://www.gfi.com.