EPCOS: Spam protection delivered free

INITIAL SITUATION

“It was quite normal for between 100 and 120 unwanted advertising emails to make it past the spam filter and into my inbox,” says Andreas Kammerer, an internal consultant at EPCOS. “That’s why we urgently needed a new solution.” With its focus on strategic projects, the ITL IT infrastructure department had more important things to do than deal with something as tiresome as spam every day. It was made unavoidable, however, by the unsatisfactory anti-spam solution that the company was using.

SOLUTION

Since an appliance for some 8000 mailboxes was ruled out from the start on the grounds of cost, the company opted for a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. The managed spam filter service from Hornetsecurity means that EPCOS does not need to invest in any hardware or software, nor perform updates, nor carry out hardware maintenance. Hornetsecurity makes sure that its spam filters are always up to date, allowing them to achieve the best possible filter results.

RESULT

As well as being delighted to have found a provider with such professionalism, EPCOS also appreciated how smoothly and quickly Hornetsecurity was able to implement the hosting solution, which has been in use since April 2009. “At first, you always find that emails are incorrectly classified and the whitelists need adjusting. That’s perfectly normal,” says the IT consultant. “With our old solution, we had to comb through it on an epic scale. With Hornetsecurity, it was a lot easier. In addition, we always get a very prompt response from our service provider contacts, who are always very pleasant to deal with and willing to give us information and support. It really works quite wonderfully,” Mr Kammerer sums up.

„With our old solution, we had to comb through it on an epic scale. With Hornetsecurity, it was a lot easier. In addition, we always get a very prompt response from our service provider contacts, who are always very pleasant to deal with and willing to give us information and support. It really works quite wonderfully,“

Andreas Kammerer, EPCOS Consultant

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About EPCOS:
Business:
Manufacturer of electronic components
Product: Managed spam filter service, Email encryption service
Company size: Approximately 26.300 employees
Web page: www.epcos.de