Melbourne-based distributor, MPA Systems, is bringing Germany's Reddoxx range of email appliances into the country. Although not signed as an exclusive, MPA understands it has the only deal in Australia.
Managing director, Guy Goodman, met with Reddoxx at CeBit Germany in March, taking home a unit to trial within MPA before deciding to pursue the relationship.
"These units can be configured to archive the mail before it even hits the mail server," he said. "Reddoxx has units for 50 users or less. This kind of device was previously targeted at much larger businesses by the likes of Tumbleweed and IronPort."
The Reddoxx devices come in three sizes - basic, SMB and medium - catering for up to 50, 250 and an unlimited number of users respectively. They sit between a firewall and email server and can be configured primarily as a spam prevention method or an archival system.
Goodman estimated MPA would sign about five new resellers per state to cover demand.
"The boxes will be priced from about $1500, whereas high-end units from other companies start at about $10,000. You need 300-400 users to justify that kind of price," he said. "I think there will be most interest for mid-level archiving capabilities."