New Hosted Email Filtering Service Set to Wipe Out Viruses and Spam from Small Business Exchange Users

Managed Service Provider Business Arc announces their latest service offering, but it’s not just for outsourcing customers.

London, United Kingdom, October 26, 2006 --( Business Arc announced this month would see the inclusion of Microsoft’s new Exchange Hosted Service as standard within all existing customer subscriptions and as a stand alone service for companies running their own exchange email. 

With Managed Exchange Services continuing to grow, prospective customers are starting to “lift the lid” on service level guarantees and packaged offerings whilst attempting to compare providers on a like for like basis. Since the market began in 2004 increased competition has driven service providers to challenge each other on price, performance and value added bolt-on’s to win new business. 

One such service provider, Business Arc, has gone a step further by launching a dedicated division of their company specifically focused on tackling the problems businesses face with email-borne viruses or ‘malware’. EHS Direct uses Microsoft’s global network of over 40 data centres (formerly Frontbridge Technologies) to provide a service that adds a remote layer of security between your company network and the Internet. Delivered through a secure web interface, the service is a fraction of the price and a genuine challenge to Message Labs, Norton and other existing anti-virus or SPAM filtering companies. 

“We are thrilled by this new service from Microsoft and are proud to be the first in the UK to offer a stand alone business to support it. EHS Direct opens up a whole new market for us in that our customers don’t have to be outsourcing their email to get access to affordable anti-virus or filtering services, said Robert Edsell, Chief Executive and head of the new division. “We can now help companies who run their own Exchange servers by taking most of the erroneous email traffic out of the equation before it reaches their local server. Until now software or services like this cost the earth and were well beyond the budgets of must customers we speak to, so for years they have been exposed to threats against their business they simply couldn’t mitigate.”

For more information on Business Arc’s new service please visit the website

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