MX Logic Announces 10 Government Customers

Sept. 16, 2004
The company announced that the following government entities have recently selected the MX Logic Email Defense Service to safeguard their

MX Logic, Inc., a leading provider of innovative email defense solutions that ensure email protection and security for businesses, service providers, government organizations, resellers and their customers, continues gaining traction in the government sector by adding 10 new customers to its growing roster of government customers nationwide.

The company announced that the following government entities have recently selected the MX Logic Email Defense Service to safeguard their messaging systems from spam and other email threats:

' California Integrated Waste Management Board
' Colorado Department of Public Safety
' Fairfax County Water Authority
' Fort Worth, Texas, Transportation Authority
' Jefferson County, Colorado, Public School District
' Larimer County, Colorado
' Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
' Santa Cruz, California, Superior Court
' Tampa, Florida, Municipal Government
' Texas Department of Agriculture

Ranging from public school districts to law enforcement and development agencies, MX Logic government customers include federal, state, city and county agencies.

"Because they are public entities, required to publish email addresses, government organizations can become easy targets for spam and costly email attacks. Our government customers cannot afford to have their mission-critical email systems or networks go down. Stopping spam and viruses, and protecting their networks from other email threats is critical," said John Street, CEO, MX Logic. "With the MX Logic Email Defense Service, government organizations can spend more time focusing on the services they provide, and less time fighting email threats and spam."

The MX Logic Email Defense Service offers comprehensive email security to government customers by filtering spam and blocking worms and other email threats outside of the network perimeter. Using the around-the-clock Email Defense Service, government organizations can reduce the strain on IT resources, increase employee productivity and decrease bandwidth and email storage costs.

"One of the driving reasons why we chose MX Logic for email protection is because we need a solution that can precisely distinguish spam from legitimate email messages and MX Logic delivers this accuracy," said Nancy Grimes, Exchange Administrator, California Integrated Waste Management Board. "We also appreciate that the MX Logic Email Defense Service provides an incredible return on investment which is equally important to us."

Meeting the Unique Email Defense Needs of Government Organizations: Government agencies and organizations have unique email defense needs shaped by the demands of email infrastructures in the public sector, the stringent security requirements of government organizations, the volume of spam and other email threats targeted at these agencies, and their need to address email defense cost-effectively. Specifically, MX Logic is seeing the following trends among its government-sector customers who report the need for:

organizations need an anti-spam solution that accurately identifies spam, while minimizing false positives (legitimate email marked as spam). Missing important email because it has been flagged as spam can be of particular concern to police departments and attorneys general offices. The MX Logic Email Defense Service consistently achieves industry-leading low false positive rates while blocking 98 percent of spam and stopping worms, viruses and other malicious threats before they reach an organization's network.

High levels of privacy and security. As a proxy-based service, MX Logic filters each message real time in-stream as it passes from the sender to the recipient. By never storing messages, MX Logic minimizes security risks associated with message loss and interception. The Email Defense Service deposits suspect messages in a safe, external quarantine accessible by administrators and, if elected, end users. In addition, the MX Logic service reduces liability and risk by blocking distribution of inappropriate content and attachments, and enabling government organizations to view what employees are releasing from their quarantines.

Adherence to established policies. The MX Logic MX Control ConsoleSM is a centralized policy configuration and reporting platform that enables government customers to automatically implement and enforce their email rules, while giving them one interface for managing and reporting on email traffic across all departments and locations. As part of this process, government customers can determine their quarantine management requirements, including whether their IT department or their end users, or both, manage the quarantined email. In addition, messages that violate domain-based policies for attachments and content can also be stored in content-specific quarantines.

Automatic, around-the-clock protection from new virus and worm attacks. Powering the MX Logic Email Defense Service is the MX Logic' Threat Center, a sophisticated streaming data environment that monitors the global state of email for spam, viruses, worms and other email threats 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staying one step ahead of the next attack, the MX Logic Threat Center employs a dynamic defense by continuously incorporating information into its database and rewriting its filtering rules to capture the new threats. In addition, using MX Logic's proprietary anti-virus engine and leading third-party engines, McAfee' and Sophos', MX Logic offers maximum virus and worm protection.

Reduced IT burden. Mission-critical IT priorities make it necessary for government entities to minimize the amount of IT resources spent protecting against spam and viruses. The MX Logic Email Defense Service off-loads IT burden, while giving organizations the flexibility and accuracy they need. Through the MX Control Console, a centralized policy configuration and reporting platform, government entities can configure and implement all corporate-wide email security policies, and view and report on all organization email traffic even if the organization has multiple office locations. The service also requires no migration or integration, and offers effortless activation within one business day.

Increased bandwidth and storage utilization. The Email Defense Service helps government organizations reduce bandwidth and storage costs by filtering email at the network perimeter and sending suspect email to a safe, external quarantine area, which means that messages are not filtered and stored inside the network. As spam can account for more than 50 percent of all email, MX Logic greatly reduces bandwidth costs and wasted network storage space vital for government organizations that are often subject to strict record retention and archiving requirements.