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Messaging Architects Signs Strategic Alliance for Managed Email Security with the Harding Group

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By Messaging Architects

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Posted: 27 Mar 2007

BrainShare, Salt Lake City - 20 March, 2007 - Messaging Architects, a company specializing in the development of Email Security and Risk Management Applications and among the pioneers in developing intelligently layered technologies to combat spam, today announced it has signed an alliance with the Texas-based Novell Platinum Partner Harding Group to deliver enhanced managed email security services to businesses. Messaging Architects' M+ technology, based on a comprehensive policy-based spam filtering engine and architected on a next-generation extensible modular security platform, blocks unwanted message traffic at the network edge to conserve bandwidth, storage and administrator resources.

The Harding Group will begin offering hosted email anti-spam and anti-virus services with eMail Protection Services powered by Messaging Architects' M+Guardian extreme email firewall to deliver a full range of managed email security services. This range of comprehensive managed email security services provides businesses with protection from viruses, spam, inappropriate images and other unwanted content, as well as helps organizations to control content transported via email. The alliance comes as a direct response from The Harding Group's action on the growing concern of clients over the avalanche of SPAM and virus-laden email.

The partnership between Messaging Architects and The Harding Group is a continuation of the company's focus on infrastructure, collaboration, storage, and managed services that began with the hosted service offering for Storage Protection Services Remote Backup announced in 2006.

"By selecting Messaging Architects' M+ technology as the core for our eMail Protection Services, we want to continue offering to our clients the best technology to address their needs for highly available SMTP protocol security, multi-level SPAM and anti-virus protection in a policy-based flexible enterprise hosted solution," said Bill Taylor, Vice-President of Storage and Collaboration Services at The Harding Group.

"Our alliance with The Harding Group represents the continued focus and growth of Messaging Architects' channel partner program, combining our leading email security and risk management software with The Harding Group's expertise to add real business value to businesses in the state of Texas," said Bruce James, Director of Channel Business Development at Messaging Architects. "Messaging Architects is committed to building partner relationships that identify and grow sales opportunities while providing market-leading, differentiated solutions that create competitive advantage."

Powered by Messaging Architects' M+Guardian, The Harding Group's eMail Protection Services provide the following benefits:

  • Anti-Spam - Features a multi-layered approach to spam detection designed to stop all spam before it reaches corporate networks while ensuring that businesses receive legitimate email.
  • Anti-Virus - Combats known and unknown viruses before they reach corporate networks, using Eset's real-time ThreatSense technology to provide organizations with complete protection even before signatures are available.
  • Content Control - Enables enterprises to identify and control confidential, malicious, or inappropriate content sent or received by employees, such as offensive language, harassment or confidential company information. It offers a solution to preserve the confidentiality and security of data, reduce legal liability and ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Delivered at the Internet-level, this suite of managed email security and management services provides a complete managed email security solution, without the hassle, inconvenience or additional cost of traditional software or hardware solutions. These services ensure the integrity of electronic communications, helping businesses to manage and reduce risk while securing their critical infrastructure and business information.

About The Harding Group

The Harding Group, Inc. is a Novell Platinum and Microsoft Gold Partner that has been the recipient of the Novell Service Excellence Award for nine years straight. The company's mission is to deliver award-winning information technology solutions to meet their clients' needs. With more than 12 years of expertise as innovators, their solutions include complex network design and integration, desktop support, consulting and training. For more information, please visit,

About Messaging Architects

Messaging Architects specializes in Risk Management software and services for Enterprise Email. Our cross-platform applications help our clients better address the issues of compliance, security, storage and uptime that might affect their email and collaboration systems. By proactively assessing and mitigating against these risks, we help thousands of our enterprise clients enjoy the benefits of enhanced productivity and lower operating costs. Compatible with Novell's GroupWise, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, our products are installed and supported via a worldwide channel of over 100 Certified System Integrators and IT Consultants, including Novell (NOVL). For more information, visit our website at

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