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26 Nov 2008
Mirapoint Achieves the "Trusted Brand Award" at the China Computer Users Association 25th Anniversary Conference in Beijing
Mirapoint won a prestigious award in China with its secure and reliable messaging appliance solution

Hong Kong, 26 November 2008 –Mirapoint Asia Limited, the strategic partner of Wharf T&T eBusiness Limited (“WeB”), has won the “Trusted Brand Award” for its messaging appliance. The award was presented by the China Computer Users Association (CCUA) in October 2008 at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Association held in Beijing. The attainment of this award is a great honour to enterprises with significant contributions to the development of the IT industry in China.

Mirapoint has a proven leadership in secure messaging appliances all over the world and is proud to be one of the fourteen enterprises granted with this honour. The awardees were determined by a stringent assessment conducted by a professional committee based on rigorous criteria on reliability and functionalities of the product and through the voting from a large group of computer users in China. Accredited by the professional committee and most computer users in China, Mirapoint’s messaging appliance is widely recognised as a “Trusted Brand” with outstanding performance on functionality and security.

The Mirapoint messaging appliance includes MessageServerTM, RazorGate®, RazorSafe® and PushMail. The Mirapoint MessageServer is the industry’s most reliable email server delivering ultimate reliability while increasing capacity and security. Based on open-standard platforms, the appliance increases the messaging security by a multi-Layer security approach, allowing multiple antivirus and antispam to run simultaneously. The Mirapoint RazorGate is an appliance-based email security gateway that was designed to provide unparalleled protection for customer’s network. This solution can prevent the email system from spamming and virus-attack entering or leaving from the network. The Mirapoint RazorSafe is a powerful archive appliance functioning with Mirapoint MessageServer and RazorGate. This appliance is able to securely archive all messages sent or received within an organisation permanently, providing the greatest convenience for keeping record. The Mirapoint Pushmail is a secure mobile messaging solution. Mirapoint teams up with leading mobility providers to provide a secure mobile messaging solution for users to enjoy on the go email service.

“Email is the most critical communications tool for enterprises today worldwide. As a result of the rapid economic development in China over the past decades, China continues to experience strong growth in email usage. Hence, the demand for reliable and scalable messaging appliances also increases. It is critical for messaging solutions to scale to the ever increasing storage and security requirements. Mirapoint's appliance based approach has proven to be the most reliable and scalable messaging solution in the market. Seeing the tremendous growth in China, in April 2008, WeB formed a strategic alliance with Mirapoint to support growing demand for secure messaging solutions in the Asia Pacific region including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. Growing demand for secure messaging solutions in the Asia Pacific region is a key driver for the strategic alliance. Through this alliance, Mirapoint can leverage Wharf T&T and its IT subsidiary’s extensive infrastructure and expertise know-how to meet the increasing demand in China. We are proud that Mirapoint has achieved such accolade soon after its strategic partnership with WeB. This award plays an important role in recognising the product and the brand. In this highly competitive markets with many high quality service providers competing neck to neck, receiving such an accolade is therefore a tremendous recognition of success both in the marketplace, and in the minds of customers,” said Mr William Kwan, director and general manager of WeB.

“Now there are close to 2 millions people in China using Mirapoint messaging appliance solution. It is notable that major government bureaus, telecommunications service providers and financial institutions in China are also Mirapoint’s messaging appliance users. We foresee there is a substantial growth in the adoption of Mirapoint’s messaging appliance in China in the near future." he added.

About the CCUA 25th Anniversary IT Industry Award

The awards honoured by the China Computer Users Association (CCUA) during the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Association in Beijing plays a vital role in representing the professional comment from the China computer users group. These awards were conferred to individuals or enterprises that has shown very outstanding performance on the IT arena. Awards are divided into several categories namely Individuals with Special Contribution to China IT Industry, Devoted Enterprise, Preferred Product Brand, Trusted Brand and Premium Service Brand. For more information, please visit www.ccua.org.cn

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