Goodlass Reaps Benefits Of Security Solutions

by Julia Fernandes    Jun 20, 2005

Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd., the country’s second largest paint company continues to reap the benefits of deploying MicroWorld Technologies’ eScan and MailScan, the key being better utilization of VSAT bandwidth.

Speaking to CXOtoday, Harish Parekh, manager - IT, Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd., said, “Goodlass Nerolac has been using the solutions for the fifth year running. And there has not been any major outbreak at any of the locations till date.”

Elaborating further he said, “Since updates are done from our central server at HO, after some customization, we have achieved better utilization of our VSAT bandwidth, as data transmission of downloads (new signatures) have been reduced considerably.”

Mailscan version 4.3 has been deployed across 70 locations, while eScan has been deployed across 700 nodes of the company. Says Parekh, “The solution offers online scanning of incoming and outgoing mails as well as ensures protection of local data on the hard disk.”

MailScan for mail server acts like a content-security and anti-virus software for a company’s corporate mail server. It scans and cleans e-mails that flow between all the local users, are sent from the company’s mail server to the Internet and those that come into the company’s mail server from the Internet (either via SMTP or POP3).

MailScan is the only solution in the industry that transparently works on SMTP and POP3 traffic. It has an e-mail content-security and anti-virus feature that analyzes e-mails on a real-time basis before they are delivered to the clients or the servers on your network.

Technically, a new layer MicroWorld WinSock Layer (MWL) is placed between the default WinSock2 and the applications. MWL analyzes traffic that flows between mail server and the Internet or your applications.

All MailScan processes are multi-threaded. This ensures that all e-mails are parallely processed. All types of attachments are handled by MailScan, including MIME and UUEncoded, RFC822 attachments, Embedded e-mails, Multipart-Mixed and Multipart-Digest types are also supported.

Meanwhile, eScan Internet Security Suite is a complete security suite which provides essential protection against viruses, objectionable content, hackers and privacy threats.

The key features of eScan are real time virus scanning of computer, includes scanning of e-mails and websites, apart from real time content scanning of all e-mails and websites.

Speaking about the support received till now Parekh said, “There are two types of support: telephonic and on-site, and both have been equally good.”

Goodlass Nerolac has a group turnover of more than Rs 1000 crore. The company has four manufacturing units all over India and a strong dealer network of over 11, 000 dealers across the country.

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