About ELO Digital Office GmbH
ELO Digital Office GmbH is one of the leading software manufacturers for document management systems (DMS) and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions in the German market.
ELO came across Micro Focus Secure Messaging Gateway which is purpose-built to provide high performance email scanning by threading scan processes asynchronously across all available resources on the server. Mr Rudd comments: “This was the only cost-effective solution we could find on the market. We love that it’s totally specialized around spam control. Our firewall also offers anti-spam features, but it’s really clear that it is not its primary market, and so it is not as effective as the Micro Focus solution.”
With Secure Messaging Gateway, messages are filtered at the perimeter of any standards-based mail or collaboration system. This includes ELO’s Exchange platform, but also Office 365, Gmail, GroupWise, Vibe, Lync, or Lotus Domino. Once Secure Messaging Gateway was implemented, Mr Rudd was astonished to discover the level of spam messages: “In an average month Secure Messaging Gateway identifies 85 percent of our Exchange server hits as spam and filters them before they enter the email system. In one month we had over a million hits on our Exchange server and Secure Messaging Gateway still blocked our spam effectively.”
To minimize false-positives (where emails are blocked or filtered when they should have been delivered), the Secure Messaging Gateway anti-spam engine is constantly updated with new spam signatures. This innovative technology assures that false-positives are detected and mail needed by ELO users ends up in their inbox while spam is filtered out. Secure Messaging Gateway also effectively blocks any virus spam, keeping the ELO email system safe from intrusion.
Secure Messaging Gateway slotted easily into the existing ELO virtual machine infrastructure as a simple software appliance, without the need for additional hardware.
ELO has been using Secure Messaging Gateway for over 10 years. Mr Rudd comments: