Alex Lee Selects Mirapoint For Secure Enterprise Email.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2003
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Mirapoint today announced that Alex Lee Alex Lee (born March 16, 1970 in Bristol, England), is a British musician. Alex has played guitar and keyboards for the bands The Blue Aeroplanes, Strangelove, Suede and Placebo amongst others. , whose holdings comprise one of the country's largest food retail, wholesale and food service operations, has selected the Mirapoint messaging platform for its integrated desktop email, Webmail, anti-virus and anti-SPAM solution. Like an increasing number of enterprises, Alex Lee needed to simplify the ongoing maintenance of its core email services See Internet e-mail service. and found that Mirapoint provided a cost-effective, easy-to-manage solution that provided all the functionality and reliability required of the company's users.
"Our existing solution had hit the wall and no longer provided the reliable service required for our users," said Ellen Roberts, director of PC and web applications for Alex Lee. "During our evaluation of alternatives, we looked at a number of options, including other enterprise solutions, and a hosted service. In the end, the Mirapoint system was the only one that provided an optimized, secure, high-availability solution that was cost-effective, easy to deploy and easy to manage."
"Mirapoint's integrated-system approach to messaging provides a compelling value to a broad range of customers that are looking to reduce costs, improve quality of service, and boost security," said Dana Gardner, research director of the enterprise and Internet infrastructure group at Aberdeen. "With the recent Sonic Drive-In Sonic Corporation NASDAQ: SONC (operating name: Sonic Drive-In) is an American fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that creates the drive-in diner feel of the 1950s, complete with carhops who often wear roller skates. and Alex Lee wins, Mirapoint is demonstrating increased traction with enterprise customers as they seek a beneficial blend of features, reliability, and lower operating costs operating costs npl → gastos mpl operacionales over what many email products offer."
Alex Lee is a holding company for three southeastern food companies including Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI (1) (Multiple Document Interface) A Windows function that allows an application to display and lets the user work with more than one document at the same time. ), a wholesale food and merchandise distributor; Lowe's Food Stores, Inc. (Lowes Foods Lowes Foods is a grocery store chain based in Winston-Salem, NC. Lowes Foods started in Wilkesboro, North Carolina with a single store that opened in 1954. Expansion in Wilkesboro and the mountain regions of NC shortly followed. ), a supermarket operator; and Institution Food House, Inc. (IFH), a food service distributor. Once the company decided to standardize stan·dard·ize
1. To cause to conform to a standard.
2. To evaluate by comparing with a standard. on Mirapoint for its employees, the entire migration was accomplished in two weeks--the actual changeover (programming) changeover - The time when a new system has been tested successfully and replaces the old system. to the Mirapoint system was accomplished in a single evening. After deployment, Alex Lee employees found they particularly liked the Mirapoint Webmail features, which gave users the ability to securely access their email from home or while on the road using any standard Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. . Another valuable feature for these users was Mirapoint's integrated anti-virus function. Prior to the Mirapoint installation, email was the largest entry point for viruses. A dedicated person working 20 hours a week was required to manually update email filters to slow the deluge Deluge (dĕl`yj), in the Bible, the overwhelming flood that covered the earth and destroyed every living thing except the family of Noah and the creatures in his ark. of viruses. Once the Mirapoint system was installed, Alex Lee could shift that IT resource to more value-added activities and free their employees to concentrate on their work.
"The Alex Lee deployment is a demonstration of the value Mirapoint's turnkey messaging solutions provide enterprises fed up with costly, software-only solutions that are insecure and unreliable," said Bill Messer, vice president of sales for Mirapoint. "For businesses like Alex Lee, messaging has become a vital communications tool that needs to provide a variety of integrated services In computer networking, IntServ or integrated services is an architecture that specifies the elements to guarantee quality of service (QoS) on networks. IntServ can for example be used to allow video and sound to reach the receiver without interruption. . Mirapoint's 'single platform, multiple services' approach is emerging as the solution-of-choice for enterprises, service providers and educational institutions. In addition to providing an unfailingly reliable and cost-effective messaging function, Mirapoint also adds integrated services--like address book, group calendar, anti-virus and anti-spam--that have a measurable impact on business productivity."
Founded in 1997, Mirapoint designs and manufactures specialized, dedicated Internet messaging solutions optimized for fast deployment in service provider, enterprise, education and government environments worldwide. Mirapoint's cost-effective and modular solutions provide customers with high performance, high reliability, built-in security and easy integration with legacy messaging infrastructure. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information on Mirapoint, call 800-937-8118 or visit its Web site at http://www.mirapoint.com/.
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