Xero has tapped Melbourne-based email security company, MailGuard, to protect its online customer accounts.
The partnership will give Xero partners and customers exclusive pricing of the MailGuard Cloud based security product and is available immediately to Australian users on the Cloud accounting platform.
Xero Australia Managing Director, Trent Innes, said MailGuard was already used by numerous top tier accounting firms, and it chose to partner with the company due to the reliability of the solution and thought leadership in the IT security market.
“From both a technology and an awareness perspective, they are a leader in informing, educating, and protecting Australian businesses from email and web threats,” he added.
MailGuard founder and chief executive, Craig McDonald, said the rapid escalation of cyber-crime means email and web security is a daily challenge for business of all sizes.
“It takes valuable time and focus away from the business of running a business — from C-suite executives right through to front line staff in security, finance and IT departments.
“A common assumption is that traditional anti-virus software is sufficient in preventing an attack, but that’s simply not the case. Working with Xero means we will now be able to protect more businesses against emerging threats, and free up time and resources that are currently tied up dealing with these attacks every day.”