SMX signs global agreement with SymantecJuly 11 - 3pm
Symantec’s Brightmail software is to be incorporated into the SMX anti-virus and anti-spam software in a partnership that will see the kiwi firm broaden its appeal to international customers.
SMX CEO and co-founder Jesse Ball says his company offers large international vendors and ISPs a cloud-based email security service deployed within the customer’s own infrastructure.
The service is regionally based, ensuring data is not routed through areas where other privacy laws, such as the United States’ Patriot Act, may apply.
“As an example,” Ball says, “working with CMC, our market partner in India, we have just implemented a solution for Times Group, India’s largest media group.
“Times Group uses the service under its own brand, and runs in their own local data centre, but is managed remotely by SMX.”
As well as its own staff, Times Group uses SMX filtering to deliver email to more than one million customers under its subsidiary, Times Internet.
David Dzienciol, Symantec’s vice president SMB and channels for Asia-Pacific and Japan, says demand for cloud-based services is growing.
“The SMX partnership demonstrates how partners can leverage Symantec’s technology to deliver innovative new cloud-based services.”