NEW YORK -- MessageLabs, a leading provider of integrated messaging and web security services to businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of MessageLabs Small Business Solutions. Designed to specifically meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, the solutions address many of the key security challenges facing smaller businesses today: the increasing sophistication and volume of threats, limited IT resources and budget, and lack of depth of security expertise.
Providing fully integrated, world class protection from email and web threats at an affordable and predictable cost, MessageLabs Email and Web Security serves as the cornerstone solution for all small business messaging security needs. Incorporating a fully managed, multi-layered scalable solution for anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-spyware and URL filtering, the solution protects small businesses from all messaging and web threats with simple initial setup and minimal management required and without the need for any software or hardware.
Security is the top issue for any business today, large or small, notes Gary Chen, SME IT Infrastructure & Applications Analyst at Yankee Group. Small companies are especially challenged though, lacking the IT expertise and resources to conquer something as complex as IT security, while also facing the same threats as large enterprises. Managed services are really the only way for these businesses to put up a proper defense, given the situation and the desire to focus on their core business and other more strategic IT and business issues.