DaimlerChrysler cuts internet security costs with Sophos platform

DaimlerChrysler UK is to slash its internet security costs by 25% by adopting a new security platform from Sophos.

DaimlerChrysler UK is to slash its internet security costs by 25% by adopting a new security platform from Sophos.

The car company, which is responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Mitsubishi Canter, Jeep and Dodge cars in the UK, is protecting e-mail traffic at its nationwide dealerships using Sophos's new ES4000 e-mail security appliance and anti-virus and anti-spam software.

DaimlerChrysler said the solution is set to substantially reduce administrator and network overheads - saving the company an estimated 25% on operating costs within three years. 

DaimlerChrysler said that with 460 retailers of its products across the country, each with a localised website that contains contact information, cyber criminals can easily access employees’ e-mail addresses.

Robert Cox, messaging service team leader at DaimlerChrysler, said, “We wanted a single-vendor solution. Sophos’s combined hardware and software products work together - requiring minimal maintenance on our part.

“Unsolicited e-mails are no longer a problem for us.”

More than 2,500 users at DaimlerChrysler are now benefiting from the deployment.

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