September 06, 2005 08:01 ET

Leading Canadian Home Builder Hammers Spam out of Its Network with Mirapoint's RazorGate Appliances

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 6, 2005) -

Jayman MasterBUILT Looks to Mirapoint for Highly Accurate Email Security with Robust User Controls

Mirapoint, the secure messaging experts, today announced that Jayman MasterBUILT™, one of Western Canada's largest homebuilders, has selected the Mirapoint RazorGate 100 email security appliance to protect its network against spam.

Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Jayman was receiving 15,000-20,000 email messages per day across its 350 mailboxes, and 40 percent of those messages were spam. The company's previous solution had a high false positive rate and employees were spending several hours each day looking for blocked messages in the quarantine folder.

"We use email throughout our business processes -- to communicate with customers, vendors, tradespeople and remote sales personnel, including internal email between departments," said Terry Naven, chief information officer from Jayman MasterBUILT. "To improve efficiency and communication across our business, we needed an email security solution that had high catch-rates with no false positives, enabled users to self-manage their inbox with white and black lists, and worked seamlessly with our existing Exchange environment."

Care Factor Computer Services Inc., an IT infrastructure solutions provider in Western Canada, had worked with Jayman in the past and recommended Mirapoint's RazorGate email security appliance to solve the company's spam problem.

"Mirapoint's multi-layered approach to spam, including its unique MailHurdle technology, was the ideal solution for Jayman's spam problem," said Craig Richardson, vice president of sales and marketing at Care Factor. "By blocking spam at the edge of the network, then filtering for content, Mirapoint demonstrated high accuracy rates -- ensuring executives aren't spending hours each day searching for 'lost' email. The simplicity of an appliance with robust user controls and high accuracy rates made the switch to Mirapoint nearly invisible to end-users. All they noticed was better email."

With carrier-class "five-nines" uptime, Mirapoint's RazorGate email security appliances provide multi-layered protection at the network perimeter to block hackers, spam and virus threats, as well as provide advanced management of message traffic through policy enforcement tools, content filters and detailed reporting. Consistent spam and virus catch-rates upwards of 98 percent are achieved with Mirapoint's multi-layered approach to security.

"We are looking forward to continued success in the Canadian market through our relationship with Care Factor, as they are a key partner in Western Canada," said Bethany Mayer, chief marketing officer for Mirapoint. "Our ability to outperform the competition at Jayman MasterBUILT demonstrates our superior technology solution and ability to simplify and secure the number one application on the network."

About Care Factor Computer Services

Care Factor Computer Services Inc. (Care Factor) is an IT Infrastructure Solutions provider headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Care Factor was founded in 1988 as Computer Maintenance Corporation (Canada) Inc. Since its inception, Care Factor has delivered flexible, scalable IT Infrastructure Solutions for its enterprise clients around four solution sets -- data center solutions, managed services, business continuity, and eSecurity. The company's goal is to be the leading provider of IT solutions designed to optimize performance of client business processes, IT systems, and IT resources. More information can be found at www.carefactor.com.

About Mirapoint

Mirapoint is the market leader in appliance-based solutions for secure message networks in enterprise, service provider, and education organizations, with more than 100 million mailboxes served and secured worldwide. Customers use Mirapoint solutions, including the Message Server mail appliance and RazorGate mail security appliance, to build message networks that intelligently and securely route, store, access and manage email. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Mirapoint, visit its Web site at www.mirapoint.com.

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