mdnationwide selects GFI to boost business efficiency across the network

By | March 7, 2006

mdnationwide, a remortgage specialist for consumers with poor credit ratings, has selected GFI to increase business efficiency and security. As a leading developer of messaging, network and content security software, GFI´s suite of products enables the mortgage rebroker to address numerous business needs through a single provider.

mdnationwide can now reduce time monitoring for malicious or harmful emails through the implementation of GFI MailSecurity, an email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software solution. GFI MailSecurity allows administrators to predetermine which file extensions can pass into the network, in addition to notifying administrators if harmful attachments such as .exe or .bat files attempt to pass the email gateway. Furthermore, GFI MailSecurity provides mdnationwide with multiple anti-virus engines; needed to reduce time lag between virus outbreak and signature update. Having multiple scanners at server level decreases the average response time and therefore the chance of virus infection.

mdnationwide will also implement GFI MailArchiver for Exchange which reduces the need to use PST files on the network. All company email can be stored and accessed centrally which is much more convenient and less labour intensive for IT staff. GFI´s MailArchiver allows mdnationwide to easily store and archive all of its emails and helps the company to comply with the regulatory storage requirements such as the UK E-Comm. Act 2000 and Enterprise Act 2002.

Curtis Staker, chief executive officer, GFI, comments: “GFI has a great deal of experience working within the finance industry and understands the importance of an efficient IT environment. We have helped mdnationwide increase its productivity by taking the pain out of time consuming IT tasks. Business efficiency and security should go hand in hand, which is why GFI technology delivers solutions that enable IT to address IT “pain points” that can disproportionately affect business performance.”

To further minimize server disruptions, mdnationwide will also install GFI Network Server Monitor to ensure the smooth running of the business. mdnationwide´s administrators will have the ability to automatically scan its network of 14 servers for failures or irregularities, reducing the time it takes to deal with network problems, allowing issues to be resolved before they are noticed by end users or affect the organization´s performance.

“Not only have all our IT requirements in this instance been met by GFI, but the organization has also come up with some ingenious ways of taking the pain out of most people´s daily experience of IT,” said Richard Foreman, IT Support Manager at mdnationwide. “For instance, GFI MailSecurity actually checks the file and can tell if you are sending a movie as a text file, saving a significant amount of time normally associated with monitoring email.”

In addition, GFI FAXmaker, a network integrated fax solution, will enable staff at mdnationwide to send, receive, view, print and save faxes from a PC or laptop, thereby drastically reducing the time staff normally spend faxing forms. As well as benefiting from reduced labour costs and increased productivity, businesses with GFI´s FAXmaker will also benefit from a more secure form of fax communication that cannot be intercepted like traditional fax communications.

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