SOURCE: MailFrontier

November 14, 2005 15:41 ET

OfficeMax and Virginia Hospital Center Recognized for Innovative Communication Security Solutions

MailFrontier Customers Named to InfoWorld 100 for Email Security Implementation

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2005 -- MailFrontier™, the leader in email security, today announced that two of its customers, OfficeMax® and Virginia Hospital Center, have been named to the InfoWorld 100. The InfoWorld 100 award honors IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further business goals, representing the 100 most innovative corporate IT solutions for 2005. OfficeMax and Virginia Hospital Center were selected based on projects that stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, using multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Both organizations submitted projects built around their successful implementation of the MailFrontier Gateway™ platform.

"The recognition by InfoWorld of OfficeMax and Virginia Hospital Center as leaders in implementing innovative IT solutions is a tremendous testament not only to these individual IT teams, but also to their commitment to making email good again for their organizations," said Anne Bonaparte, president and CEO of MailFrontier. "MailFrontier values its customers and continues to focus on meeting the unique email security needs of the mid-enterprise market through innovative, effective, and easy to manage technology solutions."

High profile brands like OfficeMax are often the target of directory harvest attacks by spammers and phishers. Despite having anti-spam protection from another company, OfficeMax's IT department was spending 60 hours per week battling unwanted email. They tested the MailFrontier Gateway Appliance and found it had effective email security protection, along with features that were generations beyond the other vendors they reviewed. OfficeMax estimates significant cost savings this year using the MailFrontier Gateway Appliance to stop unwanted email.

"As a retailer, we need a streamlined interface for our in-store employees, as well as integrated email security protection to handle both the volume and variety of email threats we face," said Sean Power, IT security lead for OfficeMax. "The flexibility, simplicity and effectiveness of MailFrontier Gateway has proven itself to our users."

Similar to all hospitals, Virginia Hospital Center faced unique challenges in securing its email system. Despite using the anti-spam solution available with their email server, the IT staff found that 90 percent of Virginia Hospital Center's junk email messages were still getting through to employees, and the hospital was receiving more than 200 spam and directory harvest attack messages every hour. With the installation of the MailFrontier Gateway Server, Virginia Hospital Center met or exceeded all of its initial requirements for email security protection including effectiveness, end-users control and easy administration.

"It is all about corporate liability and protecting our patients. We've developed intrusion barriers to protect vital systems and patient records, but email is a challenge for security," notes Mark Rein, Virginia Hospital Center's director of IT. "From installation to operation MailFrontier Gateway has been exceptional -- it has pleased even our most difficult users."

InfoWorld 100 winners are formally announced in today's edition of InfoWorld, available online at

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps senior technologists connect technology and business strategy for maximum impact at their organizations. Through integrated channels including online, events, demand generation and a weekly print magazine, InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior-level information technologists -- those who drive their enterprises' strategies and technology purchases. Powered by a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

About OfficeMax® Incorporated

OfficeMax® Incorporated is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products. OfficeMax delivers an unparalleled customer experience -- in service, in product, in time savings, and in value -- through a relentless focus on its customers. The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 40,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, the Internet and approximately 950 superstores. OfficeMax trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OMX. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit

About Virginia Hospital Center

For over 60 years, Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington metropolitan area. In November, Virginia Hospital Center celebrated the grand opening of a new $150 million state-of-the-art facility. Virginia Hospital Center offers comprehensive health care and multiple centers of excellence, including cardiology and cardiovascular surgery; oncology; and women and infants health. Growing service lines include neuroscience and the only lung cancer Center in Northern Virginia. Virginia Hospital Center is a teaching hospital, long associated with Georgetown University's School of Medicine, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health. For additional information, please visit

About MailFrontier

MailFrontier is the leading provider of email security solutions that protect organizations against threats such as spam and viruses, provide control for content compliance and enable consolidation of email infrastructure. The MailFrontier platform provides power without complexity. The company has more than 1,500 enterprise customers, including HealthEast Care System, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., OfficeMax, Pier 1 Imports, San Francisco Giants, SAP and Wyndham International. Founded in 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

MailFrontier and MailFrontier Gateway are trademarks of MailFrontier, Inc. OfficeMax is a registered trademark of OfficeMax. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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