MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermedia, a leading cloud business applications provider, today announced that it has moved nearly half a million McAfee users onto its enhanced email security platform – Intermedia Email Protection. Now these customers gain not only better email protection, but complete mailbox integration and outstanding reliability and support.
Intermedia originally partnered with McAfee because of McAfee's reputation and the perception that Intel was continuing investments into the email security solution. However, when Intel Security abruptly shut down the McAfee SaaS security business to focus on enterprise, Intermedia was left with a difficult decision: enhance its existing email security platform, or find an alternative.
"Leveraging 13 years of experience in the email security business, we invested heavily in our R&D team and third-party technologies. Now I am thrilled to say that we have enhanced our broader suite with an excellent, enterprise-grade cloud-based email security solution for SMBs that combines multiple industry-leading email security engines and antivirus solutions into one easy-to-manage and flexible platform. In addition, this high level of integration gives partners greater levels of control and protection over their core services offering, while letting them sell Intermedia Email Protection under their own brand," said Michael Gold, CEO at Intermedia.
Company adds new capabilities to Intermedia Email Protection
While many security and mailbox solutions are decoupled, Intermedia Email Protection bridges these capabilities. The tightly integrated platform provides a one-point email security solution with multi-engine protection, over and above what single engine services can offer. Included within the 100 percent cloud-based service, Intermedia offers a unique combination of technologies for small-to-medium-sized businesses, providing insights into new attack techniques as they emerge.
Key new features include:
- Multi-layer security – Combines multiple industry-leading email scanning engines with multiple tier-1 antivirus solutions, fronted by a comprehensive set of commercial black lists
- No more spam – Rely on a detection rate of more than 99 percent and near-zero false positives to filter out spam, phishing and known and emerging malware
- Anti-phishing protection against malicious links – Intermedia LinkSafe™ provides sophisticated point-of-click protection against targeted attacks, preventing users from accessing known phishing sites
- Easy-to-manage and flexible – Tightly integrated with the Intermedia mailbox, Intermedia Email Protection is easy-to-manage with high levels of flexibility, including immediate delivery of spam to the Junk Email folder or through user and administrative quarantine
- Comprehensive dashboards – Data-rich insights for administrators and security staff within the Security HQ interface, which aggregates information to drill down into email volume, spam, phishing and marketing message statistics, and more (expected to be available in June 2017)
Intermedia Email Protection allows users to create and manage simple email rules and policies within a single, intuitive interface. Administrators can easily manage all email security settings and define policies directly from the HostPilot® Control Panel. Intermedia Email Protection is backed by the company's Worry-Free Experience™ with 24x7 expert support (TSIA Rated Outstanding and J.D. Power Certified1), reassuring users that the security of their email communication is a top priority.
These enhancements complement Intermedia's comprehensive suite of security and backup solutions, including email continuity, archiving, encryption, Intermedia AppID® identity and access management, SecuriSync® file backup and sharing and Outlook® backup. For more information on Intermedia's full suite of products, visit https://www.intermedia.net/products/office-in-the-cloud.
Coupling email and security creates new opportunities for the channel
Very few companies offer the ability to provide both the mailbox and email security. Integrating the two solutions delivers significant benefits to the channel. By selling Intermedia Email Protection under their own brand at the same time that they sell the other core services, partners can differentiate themselves while adding value for their customers. Furthermore, partners that serve as account administrators can offer greater levels of control for their clients, including the option to deliver spam into quarantine or directly to the Junk Email folder. Learn more about why 6,000+ active partners choose Intermedia at https://www.intermedia.net/resellers.
"By offering both the mailbox and email security from Intermedia, we pass huge benefits onto our customers. Many of our customers can't wait a day for their quarantined mail. By integrating the mailbox and protection, our customers can filter suspected spam emails directly into their junk folder. We have been equally impressed by the Intermedia migration experience and the platform's detection rate. When it comes to email security, bells and whistles are nice, but accuracy is everything," said John Christie, Co-Founder and COO at Sinu.
"Intermedia combines both a proactive and retroactive approach to security. For example, with Intermedia Email Protection and LinkSafe, our customers are proactively protected from receiving or activating ransomware. With SecuriSync, we can roll back and restore customer files in the event that they do get infected. Intermedia's new features help fortify email as a first line of defense against pervasive threats. It's been a smooth migration process moving over from McAfee, and we're excited to have all of our users on Intermedia's platform," said Dustin Leefers, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at ThrottleNet, Inc.
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT applications that companies need to do business, including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving – all delivered by a single provider and integrated into one control panel. Intermedia services offer enterprise-grade security, a 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement and award-winning 24/7 support, as certified by J.D. Power and TSIA.
Intermedia's 750+ employees serve more than 85,000 businesses and 6,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, distributors and telecoms. Its Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world's largest independent provider of Exchange email in the cloud and a leading cloud voice provider. For more information, visit Intermedia.net.
LEWIS for Intermedia
Outlook is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. HostPilot, Intermedia AppID, Intermedia LinkSafe, Office in the Cloud, SecuriSync, and Worry-Free Experience are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Intermedia.net, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
1 J.D. Power 2016 Certified Assisted Technical Support Program, developed in conjunction with TSIA. Based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark for assisted support operations. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com or www.tsia.com.
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