Established New Zealand printers combat viruses and spam using GFI MailSecurity and GFI MailEssentials

January 16, 2009 - 12:00

Established New Zealand printers combat viruses and spam using GFI MailSecurity and GFI MailEssentials


London, UK – Faced with a growing threat from spam and viruses, New Zealand printers Pronto Print Solutions Ltd installed GFI MailEssentials and GFI MailSecurity. Described as two fantastic products that have “made the company’s life a lot simpler and easier”, the company’s general manager explains why in a case study released by GFI today.

Relying heavily on email in order to receive orders from customers as well as for internal communication, the growing volume of spam and malware threats became a concern for Pronto Print Solutions. In the words of the company’s general manager, Mike Keegan, “we would be dead in the water if we got hit by a virus and then spread this to some of our external accounts, of which a large proportion are Government and large corporate organizations”.

The company had been using Symantec Anti Virus Corporate Edition, but found it to be unreliable and cumbersome to update.

“I had read great things about GFI MailEssentials and GFI MailSecurity, and decided to evaluate the products. Spam had started to become a big issue for our organization, and I quickly found that GFI MailEssentials started immediately to identify and eradicate the spam. The product has grown up over the years (currently on Version 14 of GFI MailEssentials and Version 10 of GFI MailSecurity) to the point that we get very few false positives (maybe 0.5%)”, Mr. Keegan explains.

After looking into the managed External Service, Mako MailGuard from Mako Networks and also the solution from Message Labs, the company felt that being able to evaluate GFI’s products for three months was a real bonus.

“We like the idea of ‘Try before you buy’. We had the full product and not some cut down version that would tell you there is a virus or spam, but do nothing about it. Yes, the ability to evaluate the full version was the major reason we had the confidence to go with GFI,” he added.

According to Mr. Keegan the greatest benefit they were after was, in one word, security. The installation of GFI MailSecurity and GFI MailEssentials provided that and the fact that spam and viruses are dealt with at server level also had a positive effect on the company’s employees.

Concluding, he describes GFI MailEssentials and GFI MailSecurity as great value out of the box with excellent cost realized by the yearly renewal of the license, less time spent dedicated to sorting out legitimate emails from spam and, most importantly, no viruses getting through via email in four years.

Read the full case study here: http://www.gfi.com/documents/pronto_print_solution_case_study.pdf

For information about GFI MailSecurity visit: http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity

For information about GFI MailEssentials visit: http://www.gfi.com/mailessentials

About GFI

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.