SMX scores ACC for spam filtering

Flood of spam had slowed ACC's email system

Locally-owned anti-spam and anti-virus service SMX has won one of New Zealand's largest organisations as a client, signing a deal with the Accident Compensation Corporation. ACC has implemented SMX's service across 2,500 desktops to address a spam problem totalling more than 15 million messages a month.

The ACC’s ICT operations manager, Glen Rhodes, says spam volumes had been increasing rapidly, clogging the network and slowing email delivery. ACC’s existing solution was struggling to deal with the increasing load and users were complaining of a four to five hour delay in receiving emails.

The decision to trial SMX followed a detailed review of anti-spam and anti-virus options, Rhodes says. ACC is the 34th largest user of ICT in New Zealand, according to the MIS 100 listing of New Zealand's largest IT user organisations.

SMX managing director and co-founder Jesse Ball says ACC's decision demonstrates the ability of SMX to win business against the best local and international anti-spam and anti-virus solutions.

SMX has signed licensing agreements with global security software giant Symantec and with Indian ICT company CMC. Local reseller agreements were also concluded with Gen-i franchisees, Axon and Unisys.

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