MessageLabs and Telstra partner to secure business broadband

Telstra has signed up MessageLabs to provide virus and spam protection for its business broadband customers.

MessageLabs has continued its push into the SMB sector by partnering with Telstra to provide a spam and phishing filtering bundle with the telco's newly announced Business Broadband plans.

Telstra's SMB plans come in a choice of packages, including Business Broadband Starter for small business, Business Broadband Advantage for growing businesses and Business Broadband BDSL for larger established businesses.

Both MessageLabs' Web Protect and Email Protect services will form part of the standard offering for Telstra's Business Broadband Advantage plan and Business Broadband BDSL.

MessageLabs Asia-Pacific vice-president, James Scollay, said the move represents Telstra's "desire" to supply a guaranteed service outcome.

MessageLabs claims to deliver its customers a 100 percent virus free service and a 95 percent stop rate against spam.

"Guaranteed outcomes are really powerful for the SMB market," Scollay said. "It signifies an interesting trend in the market where SMBs don't want to buy security as a separate thing; rather they want the all-in-one solution."

Although the MessageLabs solution will provide Internet level protection, Scollay cautioned SMBs to still be vigilant of internal threats.

"We recommend a multilayer approach," he said. "While we cover the protection at the internet level for the bulk of the threat, it's always a good idea to have anti-virus at the desktop level because anyone can threaten the internal network with an infected USB or CD."

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