One of the Largest Colleges in the UK Relies on Messaging Architects' Policy-Based Email Security and Data Leak Prevention Solution to Protect 16,500 Users

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Blackpool and The Fylde College selected M+Guardian as a highly efficient, low-maintenance email security and DLP solution that integrates easily into its highly virtualised IT environment.

We are very pleased to have been able to solve Blackpool's email security challenges

Messaging Architects, global experts in email risk management, announced today that Blackpool and The Fylde College has deployed its M+Guardian Email Security and Data Leak Prevention solution to protect its 16,500 academic staff and students from email-borne threats. As a Beacon college with a national reputation for innovation and excellence in learning, Blackpool and The Fylde College offers university degrees validated by Lancaster University and is one of the largest schools in further education and higher education in the UK.

A key requirement for Blackpool was finding a comprehensive email security solution able to integrate seamlessly into the College's virtualised IT environment and replace Guinevere, a product which had become completely unsuited to the growing volume of email and spam associated with large corporate environments.

Another decisive factor for the choice of M+Guardian was the fact that the virtual appliance is flexible enough to be configured to suit the specific needs of end users without requiring any day-to-day administration by the IT staff.

Having experienced serious IT overhead managing scanning accuracy in the past, Blackpool's IT staff was impressed with M+Guardian's filtering engines both in terms of spam catch rates and false positive rates. In a month, the College receives on average close to 1.5 million emails, 90% of which is spam that M+Guardian prevents from getting through into the email system while allowing the flow of legitimate email.

“We were able to unpack the M+Guardian virtual machine and fit it in our existing virtualised infrastructure with minimal effort," said Simon Bailey who is in charge of the College's entire network. "We are delighted with the way M+Guardian performs and I am pleased we switched to this solution - it has been virtually no hassle whatsoever. That, for any IT product, is quite a statement.”

"We are very pleased to have been able to solve Blackpool's email security challenges," said Gary Lessels, Director of the Messaging Architects UK Office. "For over 15 years, we have followed our guiding principle of unconditional commitment to our clients' success by providing solutions designed to meet their unique needs."

About M+Guardian
M+Guardian, Messaging Architects' secure messaging gateway, is available as a virtual appliance and is compatible with all standard email servers, including Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Exchange, and Lotus Notes. To learn how M+Guardian addresses the email security needs at Blackpool and the Fylde College and other organisations, visit the Client Success section.

About Messaging Architects
100% employee-owned, Messaging Architects is a global builder of business driven Email infrastructure. We provide software and services that deliver 100% uptime and compliance to millions of end users. Our M+Platform manages the full lifecycle of email – from the moment a message is created through its end of life destruction. M+Platform components scale seamlessly and work together to minimize costs, reduce complexity and eliminate risk. For more information, visit our website.


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