SOURCE: MailFrontier

June 01, 2005 08:00 ET

Spectra-Physics Zeroes in on Email Security Protection With MailFrontier

MailFrontier Protects Technology Firm From Unwanted Email

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- MailFrontier™, the leader in email security, today announced Spectra-Physics, a division of Newport Corporation, selected MailFrontier Gateway™ Server to prevent growing email threats, such as spam, phishing and directory harvest attacks, from reaching its corporate network.

With spam making up more than 80 percent of inbound email, Spectra-Physics needed to find a solution that would keep mail boxes from filling up and being a distraction to employees. The IT team reviewed various solutions and found MailFrontier Gateway was easy to implement, integrated directly with their user directory, and offered the best protection available.

"Spectra-Physics' IT team was looking for a solution that would help us manage unwanted email, because we didn't want to be in the business of managing spam," said Mark Rowell, director of IT for Spectra-Physics. "Because MailFrontier Gateway's email security protection offered ease-of-use for both employees and administrators, it was the best solution we found for our needs. It is very accurate, so we quickly received a lot of positive feedback from employees after implementing MailFrontier."

After seeing the blocking results they achieved, Rowell and his team also implemented MailFrontier for all of the employees at the parent company, Newport Corporation. Today, about 2,000 users at Spectra-Physics and Newport are protected against spam, phishing and directory harvest attacks by MailFrontier Gateway. The company uses MailFrontier to monitor email coming in through gateways in both Mountain View, California, and Tucson, Arizona.

"Rolling out MailFrontier to Newport employees was one of the first things we did as a combined company," remembered Rowell. "MailFrontier was also one of the easiest applications we've ever rolled out to our employees. The end-user controls were exactly what we needed to reduce risk of unwanted email getting into our organization. MailFrontier protects our critical systems and empowers our employees to control their own email -- it has exceeded our expectations."

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 1,200 enterprise customers, including HealthEast Care System, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Monrovia Growers, Pier 1 Imports, San Francisco Giants and Wyndham International. Founded in 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

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