Cisco has SMEs in sights with anti-spam appliance

Cisco has SMEs in sights with anti-spam appliance

Ironport expects small and medium businesses to be a key market for its latest Spam and Virus blocker appliance.

The box was launched to partners at an Express Data and Cisco networking hour held in Auckland late last month, with the event being part of a global release that took place at about the same time, says Ironport country manager David Lutterman.

Cisco acquired Ironport in 2007 and he says this is the first time Ironport has pitched its technology at a more specialised audience. “[This appliance] is a much better fit for the New Zealand market. Ironport has been in the New Zealand market for four years and has a great footprint here.

“Almost all the ISPs apart from Telecom use our technology,” he says. Available locally through distributors Express Data and Ingram Micro, Ironport’s Spam and Virus Blocker is on Cisco’s global wholesale price list, a first for Ironport. Lutterman says the appliance’s technology is enterprise grade. Ironport offers a range of boxes that scale higher than its recently-launched offering.

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