Government buys virus blocking from MessageLabs

Monday, 20 May 2002, 4:46 PM EST

The GSI (Government Secure Intranet), which provides the secure network infrastructure for all Government departments, decided to take on additional anti-virus protection due to the recent growth in mass mailing virus outbreaks. Increased sensitivity about security risks post-September 11 was also a factor in convincing the Government to sign up to the service, which it has been trialing since last year, MessageLabs CTO Mark Sunner told us.

Cable & Wireless provides the infrastructure for the GSI; and MessageLabs' SkyScan managed anti-virus service has been delivered through them.

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