April 22, 2009 10:00 ET

VIA Rail Awards Contract for Spam Filtering to ZEROSPAM for Optimal Resource Savings

VIA Rail opts for Managed Email Security and selects a top Canadian provider

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - David Poellhuber, President of Montreal-based ZEROSPAM, today announced VIA Rail Canada (VIA) has selected its hosted email security platform to minimize the effects of spam on the company's network. The primary reasons for the decision are the superior filtering and significant resource savings delivered by ZEROSPAM's managed email security solution.

Until recently, VIA managed its own email security. Late last year though, recognising the need for enhanced protection from today's virulent security threats including spam, phishing and spoofing, VIA issued a request for proposal to select a world-class partner able to offer a hosted email security solution that would be maintenance free and able to substantially eliminate the large quantity of spam being received daily on the company's network.

"We selected ZEROSPAM's hosted solution after a comprehensive and competitive process where we evaluated criteria such as scalability, ability to perform, track record and price," said Mike Gaudreau, VIA's Senior Manager, Infrastructure and Technical Support. "We are confident that ZEROSPAM will meet our evolving needs in this critical area."

E-mail spam has steadily, even exponentially grown since the early 1990s. Not only is it a major annoyance but it has now become a real security threat as spam has become increasingly dangerous, delivering worms, viruses and spyware to unsuspecting users and scaring them into revealing personal information that can be used to commit fraud. So far, no law has been able to deal with the problem with any degree of efficiency, so enterprises are left with no other choice than to seek commercial solutions to protect their infrastructures against the 140 billion spam emails that are sent every day worldwide.

"We're delighted to have been selected by VIA," said David Poellhuber, President, ZEROSPAM. "It is significant to note that in winning VIA Rail's business, we competed with the industry's finest email security vendors, and our fiercest competitors. With an eye always on the future, and developments in our business, we are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with VIA."

What is a managed email security solution?

Managed email security solutions are increasingly popular in the fight against spam as they provide unparalleled resource savings. These solutions free up IT managers from product installation and configuration, and from licence management processes. They also lighten the load on client's mail servers by eliminating thousands of harmful emails every day. Efficient managed email solutions keep bandwidth usage to the minimum required to deliver legitimate email.

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient, environmentally responsible and cost effective passenger transportation services, both in Canada's business corridor and in remote and rural regions of the country. VIA serves more than 450 communities with a network of inter-city, transcontinental and regional trains.


ZEROSPAM offers companies and organizations a highly efficient professional managed email filtering service. Founded in Montreal in 2003, ZEROSPAM won the Best Business Solutions Octas award in 2005. The ZEROSPAM solution has earned the confidence of leading authorities in the field of technology, such as CRIM and the ISIQ (Information Security Institute of Quebec), reputable businesses, including I.D. Foods, Alexis Nihon Corp., Stein Monast LLP and Zygo Corporation, governmental and paragovernmental bodies such as the SAQ, the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec, Telefilm Canada and the Quebec, Montreal and Laval Board of Trade and globally recognized organizations including Radialpoint and Oxfam.

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