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Mirapoint Secure Messaging Appliances Score High with Universities for Managing Unique Campus Email Needs.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- UTPB, Virginia Community Colleges and Winthrop University Value Mirapoint's Secure Messaging Appliances for Unparalleled Reliability, Security, Scalability and Low TCO

Mirapoint, the secure messaging experts, today announced that the University of Texas, Permian Basin (UTPB), Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Winthrop University are the latest of 100+ higher education institutions who rely on Mirapoint's secure messaging appliances to address their unique messaging challenges.

Mirapoint's Message Server appliance and RazorGate email security appliance have become the preferred messaging solution for higher education institutions to build a secure messaging infrastructure. Mirapoint's proven experience in addressing specific campus challenges for over 100 universities today with performance optimization to keep networks running smoothly with little ongoing maintenance, seamless security to block spam and viruses before they attack the network, and scalability for a large user base, enables universities to build a secure messaging infrastructure that can accommodate a growing student community and serve the collaboration needs of faculty and staff.

"Prior to Mirapoint we operated a simple SMTP/POP3 email service that did not offer webmail or central calendaring and posed several technological shortcomings such as laborious account creation and limited disk space," said Ken Bridges, Telecom Manager at UTPB. "With the introduction of Mirapoint, we have addressed prior technical issues, added secure webmail for students and faculty and even given our faculty group calendaring. Our campus is very pleased with the conversion to Mirapoint due to the increased performance and reliability of our email."

"What has impressed us most about Mirapoint's Message Server is the reliability and scalability it provides our network, not to mention its intuitive email interface that our 250,000 users can easily navigate from day one," said Neil Matkin, vice chancellor, IT services for the Virginia Community Colleges System.

"After extensive research, Winthrop University selected the Mirapoint Message Server for our student email system and the RazorGate appliance as our email security gateway. The Message Server demonstrates a very high uptime with no need for constant attention and even allows for Winthrop branding of the web interface," said James Hammond, associate vice president for information technology at Winthrop University. "Since deploying RazorGate, we have seen an immediate and dramatic decrease in virus and spam events over previous anti-spam and anti-virus solutions. We have finally achieved a target balance between email delivery and spam protection that was previously not available."

"The higher education market presents a unique set of requirements for messaging -- the need for scalability and reliability, low cost of operation and maintenance and balancing network security with access to the network," said Bethany Mayer, chief marketing officer at Mirapoint. "By offering a secure messaging appliance that utilizes a standards based approach, Mirapoint offers the best solution for building a secure messaging infrastructure for the university environment."

Mirapoint is the only vendor in the industry with proven email server and security appliances that offer carrier class "five-nines" reliability and the industry's lowest TCO for any size organization. Mirapoint's Message Server is the industry's only dedicated appliance that integrates email routing, storage, access and management with comprehensive, multi-layered email security to block hackers, spam, and virus threats. With consistent spam and virus catch-rates upwards of 98 percent, Mirapoint's RazorGate email security appliances provide multi-layered protection at the network edge to block hackers, spam, and virus threats, as well as provide advanced management of message traffic through connection management, policy enforcement tools, content filters and detailed reporting. Together the Mirapoint Message Server and RazorGate deliver a secure messaging infrastructure to enterprises worldwide.

About Mirapoint

Founded in 1997, Mirapoint is the market leader in appliance-based solutions for secure message networks in enterprise, service provider, and education organizations, with more than 100 million mailboxes served and secured worldwide. Customers use Mirapoint appliances to build the messaging infrastructure that intelligently serves, secures and manages email. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Mirapoint, visit its Web site at

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