SMX launched its SMXCloud email filtering security-as-service platform at last month’s RSA information security conference in San Francisco.
Co-founder and CEO Jesse Ball, who attended the conference, says the launch is preparatory to SMX opening an office in San Francisco in the next four to six weeks.
“We’ll provide foundation staff initially from New Zealand, then look to hire locally over there,” he says.
“We think the market has had enough of vendors making cloud product and service claims that are more smoke than delivery. Customers want proven products and services that address the practical business, operational and regulatory issues associated with the implementation of cloud computing to maximise its potential benefits.”
He says the SMXCloud Java application framework and API are designed to enable fast and easy integration to virtually any existing enterprise application and to serve them up via the cloud model.
“Moving applications to the cloud quickly is a huge unmet need,” he says. “It’s our key differentiator.”
SMXCloud provides a turnkey service platform that supports real-time provisioning, streamlined billing and invoicing, real-time reporting, white labeling, multiple languages and remote management. It can be deployed locally on local infrastructure.
Ball claims it is unique in the market. “We’ve evolved our anti-spam and anti-virus service to become a platform-as-service by leveraging the open architecture to maximise our ability to integrate other applications and services.”