Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – March 28, 2008 – Web hosting and managed integrated VoIP services provider, Cbeyond, has deployed the IronPort Anti-Spam technology, in an effort to squelch the increase of spam messages.
IronPort Systems is a business unit of Cisco Systems and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus and spyware protection. According to IronPort, global spam volumes have doubled this year to 120 billion messages daily.
Richard Batelaan, Chief Operating Officer for Cbeyond noted, ”Cbeyond handles millions of emails an hour for our customers. Over 97 percent is spam that is never delivered to their email inbox. The global explosion of spam traffic demands diligence and investment in proven, reliable, anti-spam technology. We are confident that the steps we have taken will enable us to continue to provide our customers with the high quality of service they expect from Cbeyond.”
IronPort’s Anti-Spam solution is a multi-layered spam defense that provides the most secure protection. It addresses a full range of known threats including spam, phishing, and zombie attacks, as well as hard-to-detect low volume, short-lived email threats. In addition, IronPort Anti-Spam identifies new and evolving blended threats such as spam attacks distributing malicious content through a download URL or an executable file or script.
In response to the increase in spam volume, Cbeyond has taken aggressive steps to further protect its network and to mitigate the impact of spam on its customer base. In addition to upgrading its spam filtering technology to CiscoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IronPort solution, the Company has increased its hardware capacity to manage any unexpected peaks generated by spam offenders. Cbeyond has also been proactively communicating to its customers on ways to protect their businesses against spam attacks.
Cbeyond, Inc. is an IP-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of communications and IT services to more than 35,000 small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and San Diego. Cbeyond offers more than 30 applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry, broadband laptop access, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. Cbeyond manages the services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network.
To learn more about Cbeyond, please visit: www.cbeyond.net.