MessageLabs, Dimension Data team up

MessageLabs and Dimension Data have teamed up to crack the managed e-mail services market in Australia.

Initial features in the dual-vendor release will include anti-spam, anti-virus, content control, image control and boundary encryption based on the MessageLabs product.

Dimension Data spokesman Martin Aungle said it has been working with MessageLabs since the start of the year and the service would be offered to clients as part of a "vendor solution", not a re-branded product.

"I think the way we are approaching it [the partnership] is not re-branding either gear, but treating it as a best-of-breed vendor solution," Aungle said.

Dimension Data national security practice manager Neil Campbell said through integrating MessageLabs services with Dimension Data existing services customers will have further options to achieve compliance with government and industry regulations, protect confidential information and secure e-mail communications.

Director of partners for MessageLabs Asia Pacific Andy Lake said managed services can free up in-house IT resources and enhance efficiency of e-mail systems by combating the threats that place users at risk.

"This in turn can raise network utilization levels through reduced e-mail volumes and less demand on Internet bandwidth," Lake said.

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