Orange, California (PRESS RELEASE – March 12, 2011) – Small and mid-sized businesses looking for affordable IT security now have a robust, cost-effective option with the launch of the M86 SMB Suite. The new solution from M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, includes full-featured M86 MailMarshal Secure Email Gateway (SEG), M86 WebMarshal, M86 Filter List and M86 Marshal Reporting Console (MRC), with a choice of anti-virus modules.
The M86 SMB Suite is designed for organizations of up to 500 users and offers small to mid-sized businesses the full benefits of enterprise-class security solutions to meet their requirements. M86 listened to small and mid-sized business owners who asked for comprehensive Web and email security solutions as data loss prevention (DLP) and content management are growing concerns for their businesses.
“Cybercrime, regulatory compliance and DLP are not just Fortune 500 concerns,” says Werner Thalmeier, vice president, product management, M86 Security. “Unlike many products that try to address these concerns, the M86 SMB Suite is not a ‘cut-down’ or ‘lite’ version of existing products. Customers will benefit from the same full features available to enterprise customers, making it an extremely compelling option for those organizations looking to save money without compromising security or functionality.”
The M86 SMB Suite enables small to medium-sized organizations to deploy and manage security and content where they want and in the same manner as larger enterprise organizations. The Suite also has built-in controls to aid small businesses in managing their social networking protection needs, including acceptable use policies for Facebook and gaming websites.
“We have been an M86 partner for nine years and are very excited about this new Security Suite,” says Karen Greer, owner, Secure Content Technologies. “The M86 SMB Suite provides customers with a high-quality, single-vendor alternative to appliances and cloud-based solutions – and most importantly offers full-featured security products unlike other vendors that reduce functionality to justify competitive pricing. This aggressively-priced SMB Suite and license model will appeal to many customers who are looking for complete security protection at an attractive price.“
Additional highlights of the new SMB security solution include:
- Management and Deployment: The M86 SMB Suite can be installed on the same hardware and has a robust reporting tool. Virtualization is easy, and the array/node architecture provides flexibility for small to medium sized businesses.
- Advanced Security: With award-winning anti-spam protection and the backing of the M86 Security Labs team, the M86 SMB Suite provides “out-of-the-box” protection against the latest email and Web threats.
- Beyond Security: The M86 SMB Suite offer features for managing users, controlling content and policies as well as simplifying day-to-day business security practices.
- Controlling Social Networks: Using tools such as quota management and content inspection, the M86 SMB Suite allows SMBs to establish and enforce acceptable use policies without having to completely block access, including making Facebook read-only or blocking access to games websites.
The M86 SMB Suite will be available through authorized M86 Channel Partners and is offered on a subscription license basis, with multi-year discounts available, from March 22, 2011.
About M86 Security
M86 Security is the global expert in real-time threat protection and the industry’s leading Secure Web Gateway provider. The company’s appliance, software, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Web and email security protect more than 25,000 customers and 26 million users worldwide. M86 products use patented real-time code analysis and behavior-based malware detection technologies as well as threat intelligence from M86 Security Labs to protect networks against new and advanced threats, secure confidential information, and ensure regulatory compliance. The company is based in Orange, California with international headquarters in London and development centers in California, Israel, and New Zealand.