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SMT Network Solutions has made the decision to move its ‘anti-virus’ client base – some 200 businesses - over to BitDefender, following a major review of the desktop solution supplied to support its Efinity servers.

Renowned for its high level of security protection, the Efinity server is a general purpose workhorse, providing a wide range of core functionality to support enterprise computing and tele-communications infrastructure.

Typical server applications include use as gateways to secure sites, in conjunction with data back-up facilities. The Efinity server offers two layers of protection against malware. An in-house developed anti-virus system, claimed to be as good as anything currently on the market; backed up by a well known ‘brand’ solution, for additional reassurance.

Commenting on the decision to switch brands, Chris Ball, managing director of SMT Network Solutions, stressed the need for on-going development, “keeping us ahead in the battle against attack and to defend the end user from this very annoying and potentially costly problem.”

“Linux support had become an issue with our previous vendor and although our client base represents over 2,000 end users, we were unable to negotiate a satisfactory license deal for continuing this arrangement.

“Our associate company in Italy has been with BitDefender for quite a long time. So from a recommendation we carried out an evaluation in comparison with a number of different anti-virus solutions; and BitDefender came out on top.

“Key deciding factors for BitDefender were its ease of use, performance and reliability. Moreover we liked the Linux solution and this underlines our need to work with a partner who would provide on-going support and development.”

Growing threat

Spamming activity continues to grow as the villains become more creative in their quest for our time and money. On a single day for example SMT received 4,500 inbound e-mails of which 88 per cent (3960) were identified as spam. Out of this catch 6 per cent contained viruses – a sharp increase over the previous month’s average of 0.1 per cent viruses per day.

About SMT Network Solutions (http://www.smtnet.co.uk ) SMT offers a range of products and services, from the provision of custom-built communications servers to the design and installation of structured cabling systems for premises.

Every network – small and large has a requirement for a file server and telecommunications. Efinity is a complete 'office in a box' solution providing a wide range of services such as voice over IP telecommunications, e-mail server, remote access, proxy server, file storage and access, and print information,

The Server can be used to provide VPN security between sites and act as a central server. Servers can also provide remote synchronisation for the backing up of data to a data store in a safe building. Two servers can be configured to provide high availability – running master and copy, as a hot standby back-up facility. Core technologies include firewall and anti-virus, as well as anti-spam and web filtering facilities.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation.
BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania.

Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.co.uk

Contact details:

Mike Ottewell
MJO Associates
Tel: 01538 361217
E-mail: mjo.associates@tiscali.co.uk

Georg Brauer, PR & Marketing
Softwin GmbH (BitDefender)
Headquarters Western Europe
Saarlandstrasse 84
D-44139 Dortmund
Germany
Tel.: + 49 2 31 – 99 33 98 0
Fax: + 49 2 31 – 99 33 98 99
E-Mail: presse@bitdefender.com

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