MCR catches a wave with SurfControl

MCR catches a wave with SurfControl

Sydney reseller, MCR Computer Resources, has secured a 4000-user contract to supply Ernst & Young with a range of SurfControl content filtering solutions.

The deal, incorporating SurfControl Web Filter and E-Mail Filter, is among several major sign-ups by MCR this year. They include John Fairfax & Sons and the National Australia Bank.

MCR’s chief marketing officer, Miles Liversage, said although the contract was not huge (a six-figure amount) it was important.

“It was a significant win in terms of building on our existing relationship with Ernst & Young,” Liversage said.

Under the contract, MCR will implement the products and provide customer training.

MCR became a SurfControl Premier Partner two years ago after it acquired the vendor’s exclusive reseller, McEvoy Thomas.

SurfControl represents about 10 per cent of MCR’s total business revenue.

HP, Sun and Cisco hardware made up 50 per cent and services made up about 35 per cent, Liversage said.

IDC forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for content filtering of 30 per cent globally over five years.

Liversage said that MCR had almost doubled its revenue over the last two years and had signed more than 120 customers in the past 12 months.

He said the services industry carried a great deal of potential for MCR moving forward.

“The support services area has grown by about 3000 per cent over the past 18 months so that is an area we’re focused on,” Liversage said. n

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