EHS to Become ‘Must Have Business Tool’ as Time Wasted Sifting through Emails Shows Costs Are Mounting

Managed Service Provider Business Arc offers a 30 day free trial of the most sophisticated email security tools available and guarantees you a return on your investment.

London, United Kingdom, May 10, 2007 --( Business Arc email hosted services division EHS ( announced today the start of a limited offer to allow businesses of all sizes to ‘road test’ the recently updated Exchange Hosted Services platform.

In the UK, the biggest threat Businesses face for managing the headaches of security and compliance comes from unsolicited email (SPAM) or VIRUSES that are received into stand alone mailboxes which then quickly spread across the network to infect all connected machines. Time taken to wade through these erroneous emails has been estimated by Business Arc researchers to be in excess of 45 minutes a day in lost productivity which can account for up to £3,000 per employee each year worth of un-productive paid time!

EHS is a low cost subscription service that uses multiple antivirus engines to continually provide definition updates (minimum three at any one time). Operated in partnership with Microsoft, the service it is considered the most cost-effective solution for companies to ensure the availability and security of their messaging. Despite its name, the service works with any SMTP email system so even users of IBM’s Domino solution take use it without any additional configuration or set up costs.

“Do you enjoy sorting through a growing number of junk emails everyday?” said Robert Edsell, heading the services for Business Arc, “employers are fed up with the burdens of unsolicited email… the cost of loosing productivity is becoming significant as employee inboxes are being bombarded with junk mail, malware and viruses! During your 30 day trial period we estimate you will gain as much as 1.25 hours (per mailbox) in productivity time which, at an average hourly rate, is almost 10 times the monthly subscription rates which start from £1.36 per mailbox.”

The recently unveiled service portal has demonstrated the demand for these and other high end services and thanks to it’s status as a preferred GOTO partner of Microsoft UK, the company has now signed over 70 accounts since its launch earlier this year.

“Hosted Filtering of email messages is rapidly becoming the only real solution for network security as it removes the threat BEFORE it gets to your local machines… what’s more, because it’s a guaranteed service we update the virus directories in a matter of minutes so you’re always ahead of the game”.

The free trial offer will be available for the next 6 months and anyone wishing to participate should visit EHS website directly at or call one of the team on +44(0)20 7183 1044 and registering for a demonstration or free trial.

For more information on any of Business Arc’s other services please visit the corporate website at

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