Clearswift has offered resellers a new product to sink their teeth into - a managed service based on the company's suite of security products.
MIMEsweeper Email Managed Service is hosted email content security service. The service is varied. It provides customers with antivirus, antispam, image management scans (for X-rated material) and email archiving.
Clearswift Asia-Pacific managing director, Peter Croft, said the service was offered to all of Clearswift five premium partners and 30 resellers.
Interest, to date, has been strong. "They have taken it up with great gusto," he said.
Croft described the managed service as a clean model because it was so easy for resellers to become involved.
Resellers do not have to fiddle with any hardware or install software on the client end. Rather, all that is required is re directing customers towards Clearswift's hosting servers.
"Resellers can start selling the service right away," Croft said.
Pricing depends on what customers sign up to.
Croft said pricing for managed services was starting to come down across the board. In the past, early providers of managed services could charge what they wished. The increased number of players had changed that.