11 July 2011

SMX partners with Symantec to offer cloud-based email security solution

Cloud-based email security company SMX has signed a global agreement with Symantec.

Symantec’s Brightmail software will be integrated into the SMX anti-spam and anti-virus cloud-based solution.

The SMX solution targets large international systems integration vendors and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) looking for a comprehensive anti-spam and anti-virus service to offer under their own brand and local infrastructure.

SMX Co-Founder and CEO Jesse Ball says the collaboration is an exciting opportunity to deliver a world class cloud-based email security service that is quickly and efficiently deployed on a customer’s own infrastructure – enabling their complete control and visibility, and all the while enhancing their brand profile.

"As an example, working with CMC our market partner in India, we have just implemented such a solution for Times Group, India’s largest media group," Ball says. "Times Group uses the service under its own brand, and runs in their own local data centre, but is managed remotely by SMX. The SMX solution was up and running literally in days, tightly integrating an advanced billing and provisioning system."

Times Group is using SMX to deliver inbound and outbound email filtering for its own staff as well as deploying the service to more than one million customers provided with hosted email by Times Group subsidiary, Times Internet.

David Dzienciol, Vice President, SMB and Channels, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec says: "The demand for partners to offer cloud-based services is growing at a rapid pace. Symantec is focused on providing its partners with superior value, market leading technologies and sustainable revenue opportunities to help meet this demand."

"The SMX partnership demonstrates how partners can leverage Symantec’s technology to deliver innovative new cloud-based services offered by international system integrators and ISPs."