March 11, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
GREER, SC — March 11, 2009 - Mailprotector, a technology leader in fully managed email security services, today unveiled an enhanced Mailprotector channel program in partnership with MarketLink Services, a provider of customized sales, marketing and services that bridge the gap between high tech companies and customers. The new program leverages MarketLink's expertise in channel development and Mailprotector's email security service to help VARs capture SMB demand for protection against spam, viruses and malware.

With the overall email security market forecasted to grow annually at 19%, and managed service solutions averaging 36% growth across all regions of the globe, Mailprotector partners have revenue-enhancing access to this rapidly growing area of the market. Instead of software or appliance-based solutions, Mailprotector partners deliver enhanced email security services that are simple, effective and affordable. In addition to advantages that include CAPEX and OPEX savings, Mailprotector provides same day setup and a false positive rate of less than 1 in 100,000 emails.

The Mailprotector program for partners allows VARs and MSPs to resell the company's email security services to augment or begin their portfolio of managed service offerings. SMB friendly pricing is set by the VAR for greater control of their stable and recurring revenue source. Mailprotector's Dynamic Defense Posture™ provides powerful email security against spam, phishing and computer viruses with policies, guided by Mailprotector and set by the customer. It also provides cyber attack protection, blocking of illegal SMTP threats, unknown recipients, banned extensions, DoS attacks, directory harvesting, SMTP injections and more. Benefits of the Mailprotector offering over software or appliance-based solutions include:

- Dedicated team of full-time security professionals;
- Protection from outside the perimeter;
- No capital investment;
- Community learning benefits;
- Increased email infrastructure redundancy;
- Rapid deployment.

"Mailprotector brings a unique value-add to the channel with email security that is not only strong, but layered with extensive customer support services to address issues on demand," explains Dan Dempsey, president, MarketLink Services. "VARs seeking email security solutions for their customers will find significant value and competitive advantages with Mailprotector."

"We see enormous opportunity in providing our customers with email security services - it is completely unobtrusive to the customer, effective and profitable. Mailprotector shortens sales cycles and significantly widens margins to support bottom line growth," says Jack Prager, president, Systech Information Services, Inc. "Our customers receive better overall security backed by a professionally managed infrastructure that scales as threats increase."

"In this economy, products and services for the channel must meet the demands of both the customer and partner to provide value," says David Setzer, CEO of Mailprotector. "Our email security services and channel program provide tremendous advantages – opening the door to one of the few hot market opportunities amidst troubled economic times."

About MarketLink Services
MarketLink Services has provided channel development, sales and marketing solutions for many start-ups, SME's and leading high-tech companies since 1997. Drawing on our vast experience and key relationships in the industry, MarketLink customizes sales, marketing and distribution plans for effective penetration into desired markets. We have built our success upon delivering measurable results for clients through targeted, strategic campaigns to achieve market dominance. The depth and breadth of experience in the MarketLink team enables us to deliver services that bridge the gap between manufacturer, reseller and consumer. For more information visit

About Mailprotector
Mailprotector, a division of VirtualConnect Technologies, Inc., is a leader in email security. Founded in 1999, the company was a pioneer in the managed email security industry with its Exchange Spam Filter and has since grown into a complete managed security suite protecting all email hardware and software platforms (Exchange, Groupwise, IMail, SmarterMail, Sendmail, qMail, Merak and all others) from outside the network perimeter. Today, Mailprotector provides uninterrupted virus and vulnerability scanning, spam and phishing filtration, attack and email backup protection to more than 3,000 organizations on six continents. For more information visit .