Netforce deploys security services for Acer

Netforce deploys security services for Acer

Service includes antivirus, anti-spam, scanning of attached documents, zero-day attack coverage and reporting

Managed services provider, Netforce, has won a contract with Acer Computer Australia to supply MailGuard's managed security offering.

The services include zero-day attack and reporting capabilities as well as anti-spam, antivirus and email scanning. Financial details were not disclosed.

Netforce director infrastructure solutions, Scott Atkinson, said it was a good opportunity to get a well recognised customer signed up to its services.

Acer undertook a one-month trial phase before awarding the deal to Netforce and has about 400 local employees.

"Acer was concerned about stopping viruses and spam before they got to the organisation. They get a considerable amount because they have a lot of people," Atkinson said. "They didn't want something they had to download into their servers and scan mail there. If they can block it before it even gets to them it's even better."

Atkinson said Acer previously relied on an internal solution to manage email filtering.

"Since this solution is outsourced, customers don't have to worry about operating the system's front line defense, because it is already done for them," he said. "We will work with Acer on a regular basis to ensure the solution is functioning properly, sort out any issues and attend to their requirements."

Atkinson said pricing for MailGuard started at $5 per user, but could drop depending on the number of users.

Netforce has worked with Acer for five years and previously supplied the vendor with communication links and ad-hoc IT services.

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