Web Hoster internet24 Cuts Costs & Improves User Protection with Commtouch's Consolidated Email Security Suite

Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:02am EDT

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Web Hoster internet24 Cuts Costs & Improves User Protection with Commtouch's Consolidated Email Security Suite

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. and DRESDEN, Germany, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- internet24, a German provider of Web hosting services, has deployed Commtouch's® (NASDAQ: CTCH) complete Email Security Suite providing protection for inbound and outbound email traffic. The new offering improves email security for internet24 and its customers, while significantly cutting resource requirements and costs.

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"Aside from our core Web hosting business, email is our most mission critical service. To ensure our email customers receive the highest quality of service, with zero downtime, we implement multiple layers of redundancy and a dedicated infrastructure, physically separate from our hosting offerings," stated Heiko Heerwagen, CEO of internet24. "We needed a reliable, commercial security vendor and Commtouch was a good match, with the added advantage of a complete email security suite from one supplier. The solution easily integrated into our existing infrastructure and has reduced the resource usage of our email offering, while improving protection for our customers."

To reduce overhead and operational complexity, internet24 replaced its multi-vendor email security environment with Commtouch's consolidated Email Security Suite. The new security service, which was selected after evaluating various commercial and open source solutions, has reduced internet24's resource utilization by 80% and provided improved spam and virus detection for its users. internet24 has also implemented Commtouch's Outbound Spam Protection solution (OSP), which reduces IP blacklisting and disruptions to user services.

Commtouch's consolidated Email Security Suite includes:

  • Anti-Spam and IP Reputation services – based on Commtouch's patented Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) technology
  • Antivirus for Email – Commtouch's unique dual cloud and engine based solution for early detection of zero-hour malware-based threats.
  • Outbound Spam Protection – blocking and identifying the sources of 99% of outgoing spam, with nearly zero false positives.

"Managing multiple security solutions from different vendors adds unnecessary operational overhead for hosting providers," stated Ofer Tal, vice president of international sales and business development at Commtouch.  "Commtouch's consolidated, cloud-based email security suite significantly simplifies internet24's implementation of comprehensive email security services for its customers."

The new Commtouch security services are available to all internet24 email customers as part of their core email services.

About internet24

internet24 GmbH is a premium hosting firm based in Dresden servicing primarily business clients, from SMBs to global corporations. Since being founded in 1997 the customer base has steadily grown to more than 20,000 and includes AMD Inc., TUI travel, Netto Marken-Discount supermarkets and AOK Plus health insurance. In addition to classic web- and dedicated hosting, internet24 specializes in the operation of individually designed multi-server solutions geared towards achieving the specific high availability and scalability needs of each particular customer.

About Commtouch

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) safeguards the world's leading security companies and service providers with cloud-based Internet security services. Real-time threat intelligence from Commtouch's GlobalView™ Cloud powers its Web filtering, email security and antivirus solutions, protecting thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Information about Commtouch can be found at www.commtouch.com or by writing to info@commtouch.com.

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch, is a registered trademark of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Commtouch Contact
Amy Kenigsberg
US: 1-913-440-4072
Int'l: +972-9-794-1681

Internet24 Contact
Ina Jahn
+49 351 21120 44

SOURCE Commtouch; internet24

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