Intermedia Chooses McAfee Email Defense to Protect its Cloud Hosting Customers

microsoft-cloud-hosting-intermediaIntermedia, a large one-stop shop for cloud hosting services and business applications as-a-service, has chosen McAfee to protect its customers from email-based security threats and business continuity risks.

By teaming with McAfee, Intermedia – which also is a large Microsoft Exchange hosting provider with more than 700,000 mailboxes – can protect its SMB customers from threats that can disrupt productivity, bring down systems, corrupt company data and fully compromise security and privacy.

Intermedia’s McAfee Email Defense Suite consists of three services:

  • McAfee Basic and Advanced Email Protection – McAfee Basic Email Protection eliminates spam and viruses before they reach users’ mailboxes. McAfee Advanced Email Protection adds granular control over protection settings as well as McAfee ClickProtect, to defend users who click malicious URLs.
  • McAfee Email Continuity – This add-on service offers redundant email access for peace of mind beyond Intermedia’s 99.999% uptime guarantee.
  • McAfee Email Data Loss Prevention – This add-on service filters outgoing email to ensure sensitive information or undetected viruses do not leave users’ outboxes.

These services are available now for all new mailboxes and will be rolled out to existing Intermedia mailboxes over the coming months.

“The world has too many stories of email-based viruses bringing down networks or exposing sensitive information,” said Ed Macnair, managing director EMEA at Intermedia. “We’re bringing McAfee into our ecosystem to protect SMB’s productivity and security by shielding our users from email-based threats.”

Cloud channel partners

UK-based Intermedia has 600 employees in 3 countries and manages 10 datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud solution – including hosted Exchange, Hosted PBX, SecuriSync file sync and share, security, mobility and more.

The company also enables over 13,500 channel partners – including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies – to sell cloud hosting services under their own brand, with full control over billing, pricing and every other element of their customer relationships. These channel partners will also be able to take advantage of Intermedia’s new McAfee Email Defense service. They can now add this protection to their services portfolio.