Leicester City builds strong e-mail defence

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Leicester City builds strong e-mail defence

Premiership club Leicester City struggled to maintain secure network management practices until it discovered e-mail security tools offered by GFI Software.

The club is now said to enjoy a secure network environment, free of e-mail viruses, threats and spam, through the deployment of the GFI MailSecurity and GFI MailEssentials bundle, which aims to provide e-mail content security and anti-spam protection for Exchange Server and other SMTP mail servers. Details are featured in a case study issued by GFI.

"Mail relaying was becoming a problem, and so was the increasing threat of viruses spreading freely across the network. ICT resources were stretched to the limit, and managing a network became frustrating and made inefficient use of ICT time," said Yusuf Denath, Leicester City FC's business systems and ICT manager.

Leicester decided to purchase a server-based e-mail content security and anti-spam protection solution. Among other criteria, the solution had to be easy to set up and manage, and be able to run unattended.

The club opted for the GFI MailSecurity/MailEssentials bundle to meet its needs, the free trial version having enabled Leicester to test the software fully before purchasing.

Denath says, "We are now less susceptible to incoming viruses and enjoy better use of ICT time as well as improved user relations. The products are out of sight, but definitely not out of mind. Threats of infections are minimised and our content filtering and monitoring by file types has improved."

The full case study may be viewed at http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity/lcfc_cstdy.htm.

Written by Computing SA staff


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