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Email security solution provides protection for 500 stores

Hook, Hampshire – 6th May 2003, HarrierZeuros announced today that it has provided Specsavers Opticians, the UK’s largest optical retailer*, with an email security solution that covers email usage policies and the technology required to ensure enforcement.

Through its Information Assurance consultancy division, HarrierZeuros was able to advise and assist in the development of Specsavers Opticians’ email usage policy and to recommend the technology required to ensure the policies were adhered to. This resulted in the implementation of Ciphertrust’s IronMail appliance, which now protects Specsavers Opticians 500 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands.

‘Email has become an important communication tool for Specsavers and we take our responsibility to protect our employees and our reputation very seriously, which is why we consulted HarrierZeuros to ensure a comprehensive position,’ commented Nigel Spain, Specsavers Technology Services Manager. ‘Spam and viruses contained within email messages are becoming more than just an annoyance, so being able to eliminate them at the gateway using IronMail is a welcome relief.’

IronMail sits between an organisation’s network firewall and mail servers to provide a holistic approach to email security with integrated, multiple defences against email threats. In addition to anti-virus, anti-spam, content filtering and policy enforcement, the key features of IronMail include an application level firewall to shield against intruders and attacks, and real-time monitoring, detection and response to dictionary attacks and Trojan Horses.

Richard Davis, Sales Director of HarrierZeuros says, ‘Email is still one of the biggest nightmares for SMEs and corporate organisations alike. With a complex variety of threats, from viruses and buffer overflows to a libellous joke, companies have to keep a sharp eye on their systems to ensure that their reputation remains intact.’

*Gfk Home Audit 2002

HarrierZeuros provides a range of information protection, assurance and continuity services that enable organisations to maximise the value of their existing IT investment. The company offers an independent approach to technology led solutions with a range of services, including consultancy, secure managed services and training, covering the entire spectrum of data protection and data availability technology. Incorporating two sister companies, HarrierZeuros Ltd and HarrierZeuros Storage Solutions Ltd, HarrierZeuros secures and protects the business critical data of many of the UK’s leading blue chip companies. Clients include Boots, Friends Provident, Prudential and Vodafone.

Company Contact:
Sarah Carter
Tel: 01256 760081

Media Contact:
Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations Ltd
Tel: 01344 876558

Copies of this announcement will be available at HarrierZeuros’ office (Cromwell House, Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9XA) for collection for a period of 14 days from the date of the announcement.

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