Apptix Taps Symantec Hosted Services for Industry Leading Hosted Exchange Email Protection

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Advanced technology provides best-in-class virus and spam protection, and content control to protect employees from inappropriate emails and companies from data leakage

By leveraging Symantec’s experience and technology, Apptix now features the most robust and flexible anti-virus/anti-spam and content control solution available for hosted Exchange.

Apptix (OSE: APP), the leading provider of Hosted Unified Communication services including hosted Microsoft Exchange email, Microsoft SharePoint, and business VoIP, announced today that it selected Symantec Hosted Services, a leading provider of hosted messaging and Web security services, as the email protection service for its 300,000 global Hosted Exchange users. Included with all hosted Exchange mailboxes, the service, Apptix Boundary Defense for Email provides comprehensive virus and spam protection, and content control at the network perimeter.

“From worms to Trojans to phishing attempts, spammers and hackers continue to develop sophisticated methods to attack and disrupt corporate email systems,” said James Bond, Vice President of Product & Software Development for Apptix. “We are constantly seeking best-of-breed solutions to improve and enhance our services. By leveraging Symantec’s experience and technology, Apptix now features the most robust and flexible anti-virus/anti-spam and content control solution available for hosted Exchange to prevent an intrusion that could devastate a business.”

Apptix Boundary Defense for Email comprises a combination of anti-virus engines, proven spam filters, content and attachment filters and fraud detectors to help protect corporate assets from message-borne threats. Reducing the amount of unsolicited messages eliminates lost productivity associated with reading and deleting spam, and reduces related processing, storage, and bandwidth costs. Email content controls eliminate data leakage, enforce acceptable use policies, ensure regulatory compliance, and reduce the risk of legal action.

Specific features of Apptix Boundary Defense for Email include:

  •     Superior protection from spam, viruses, malware and phishing attempts
  • Defense against perimeter email attacks, directory harvesting, and denial of service attacks
  • A robust administrative and reporting portal
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Multi-language support
  • A sophisticated quarantine management system

“We’re pleased to have Apptix, a leading provider of hosted communications services, select our solution for their customer security,” said Richard Collins, Vice President Americas, Symantec Hosted Services. “Together, we are leveraging the power of the cloud and Apptix’s customers can rest assured that our joint solution gives them a powerful yet flexible security toolset that meets the needs of the most stringent enterprise but is cost-effective for businesses.”

Symantec was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2010 “Magic Quadrant for Secure E-Mail Gateways”* and 2010 “Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention”**reports.

Apptix Boundary Defense for Email is available now from Apptix and is included with all Apptix Hosted Exchange or MailStreet Hosted Exchange mailbox accounts. For more information, please visit

*Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Secure E-Mail Gateways,” by Peter Firstbrook and Eric Ouellet, April 27, 2010
**Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention," by Eric Ouellet and Paul E. Proctor, June 2, 2010

About Apptix
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Apptix (OSE: APP) is the leading provider of Hosted Unified Communication services including business-class email, voice, and collaboration for 300,000 users worldwide. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix and its MailStreet subsidiary offer a variety of cloud-based services including: Microsoft Exchange plus Outlook Voice Access; VoIP; Microsoft SharePoint; Web conferencing and secure Instant Message with Presence via Microsoft Office Communications Server R2; Online Backup by EMC's Mozy; mobile email (including BlackBerry, Palm, Android, Windows Mobile, and iPhone); email archiving, compliance, and encryption; and a Web presence solution that includes domain registration, DNS hosting, and Website hosting. Apptix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services. Apptix is recognized as one of Everything Channel’s 2010 VAR 500, the CRN 2009 & 2008 Fast Growth 100, Deloitte's 2009 & 2008 North American Technology Fast 500, Software Magazine's 2009 & 2008 Software 500, Washington Business Journal 2009 & 2008 Fastest Growing Companies, as a finalist in the Customer Service and Product Departments categories for the 2009 & 2010 American Business Awards (Stevie Awards), and as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards finalist in the Unified Communications Solutions category. For more information, visit or follow at

About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


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