Mirapoint Powers Three New LECs With Hosted E-mail

Three new LECs have selected Mirapoint to power their e-mail and e-mail security services, Mirapoint announced at the TelecomNEXT show. BEK Communications Cooperative, Quality Technology Services and TelAlaska are using Mirapoints secure messaging appliances to provide hosted e-mail and e-mail security services to their business customers.

Mirapoints messaging appliances enable service providers to take advantage of the market opportunity for hosted e-mail services, creating new, high-margin revenue streams, according to the company. Service providers using Mirapoint appliances are able to meet the increasing reliability, mobility and security expectations of its business subscribers.

Our appliance-based secure messaging infrastructure makes the ideal platform for service providers looking to make managed e-mail and e-mail security a new revenue stream, said Craig Carpenter, director of corporate marketing and global channels at Mirapoint. A multitude of service providers, such as IOCs, MSOs and ISPs, rely on our appliances due to their unparalleled reliability, scalability, low TCO, not to mention the feature-rich functionality that businesses need in todays fast-moving economy. Mirapoint makes providing hosted e-mail a painless and profitable offering for service providers.

At BEK, we believe that businesses of all sizes deserve enterprise-class messaging services, said Tom Steinolfson, central office supervisor for BEK Communications Cooperative, a telecommunications company headquartered in Steele, N.D. Mirapoint is the only vendor 100 percent focused on secure messaging solutions that enable telecommunications companies like ours to profitably deliver feature-rich, reliable, hosted e-mail services to our customers.

Darryl Cox, senior engineer at Quality Technology Services, added, As one of the leading colocation and managed IT service providers in the southeastern United States, we are constantly looking to expand our base of managed e-mail subscribers, but at the same time, we must maximize our technological investments to preserve profit margins. Mirapoints appliances have allowed us to easily scale without the need to constantly add new appliances since their Message Servers support approximately 40,000 subscribers each, enabling us to maximize our investment.

And John Fulton, senior network architect for TelAlaska, a statewide, full-service telecommunications provider based in Anchorage, Alaska, attested, We have used Mirapoint appliances to eliminate many of the pain points that previously made us wary of providing managed e-mail services. We most appreciate the low, ongoing TCO and minimal management costs due to Mirapoints impressive reliability and scalability.


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