Email Systems launches APAC operations and data centres

Invests $2 million to provide hosted services offering

As part of its global expansion, Web specialist Email Systems today opened its regional operations in Sydney which will provide support to businesses in the Asia Pacific region.

Investing over $2 million in the region, the company is also rolling out fully redundant data centres in Australia and Hong Kong.

The Asia Pacific launch follows the recent opening of offices in the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Co-founder of SurfControl, Charles Heunemann, who is well known in Australia has been appointed Email Systems APAC managing director.

While at the helm of SurfControl, Heunemann achieved a 43 percent compound annual growth rate, a market share of 40 percent, and ranking among the top 10 security software vendors in the region.

Prior to SurfControl, Charles pioneered the development of the Australian Web content filtering market as director of IT security distributor Lanvision. He helped to establish the company as a leading distributor of content filtering technologies in Australia, which led to its acquisition by SurfControl in the year 2000.

He also commissioned three first-of-a-kind studies into the attitudes of Australian workers to Internet and e-mail usage and security.

Email Systems global operations CEO, Neil Hammerton, said the Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in the world and a key territory for the fast growing company.

"We needed to ensure that we had the right team in place to maximise our investments," Hammerton said.

"Charles is an experienced messaging professional with a great depth of industry knowledge and an intimate knowledge of the region."

According to IDC, the Asia Pacific enterprise ICT outsourcing and managed services market totaled US$23.3 billion in 2006 and is expected to reach US$36.2 billion by 2012.

Much of this growth is being driven by the pursuit of higher performance and more cost effective alternatives to traditional software and appliance-based secure content management products.

As a provider of managed services or Software as a Service (SaaS) for e-mail management, protection, compliance, and Web filtering, Email Systems, has developed some unique technology.

"What impressed me most about Email Systems solutions is that, besides delivering effective core anti-spam and anti-virus solutions as a service in the cloud, they have addressed a number of the issues that may have held customers back from investing in hosted security services - until now," according to Heunemann.

"For example, Email Systems has developed its own proprietary high-performance, multi- threaded Message Transfer Agent - each one capable of processing more than 15 million messages per day.

"Moreover, the company has solved two critical issues affecting the industry's ability to deliver credible Web Filtering as a hosted service by providing user name resolution via full LDAP integration, and overcoming performance latency challenges by conducting URL filtering and Web-based virus scanning in silicon."

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