Scania on Road To Email Security Certainty: MessageLabs To Protect Leading Truck Maker Against Email Security Threats

London, 21 December 2004 – MessageLabs, the world’s leading provider of managed email security services to businesses, has been selected by Scania, one of the world’s largest makes for heavy trucks and buses, to protect 16,000 of its worldwide computer users from viruses and spam. Headquartered in Sweden, Scania is a global company with operations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

MessageLabs fought off strong competition from software vendors and other managed service providers to win the business. Scania selected MessageLabs primarily on the strength of its anti-spam technology, and was also impressed by the company’s virus detection record. Ease of implementation was an additional factor in Scania’s decision, allowing it to introduce protection for thousands of users globally without the hassle and inconvenience of a major software or hardware roll out.

“We were looking for an email security solution that could reduce the risk to our users, data and ultimately our brand, while allowing us to maximise our internal IT resources – both in human and technical terms,” said Anders Lindberg, Product Manager, Scania. “We chose MessageLabs because we believe it to have highly effective anti-virus and anti-spam offerings, but also on the strength of its email security expertise. A security breach has the potential to not only disrupt day-to-day operations, but also to tarnish a company’s reputation. With MessageLabs’ help that is something we believe we can avoid.”

“Today’s email security threats are both sophisticated and prolific, and the landscape is constantly evolving,” said Stephen Millard, VP Marketing EMEA at MessageLabs. “Scania, like many other companies, has opted to work with an experienced email security service provider to reduce and manage the risk to their organisation. For businesses of all sizes, email security is an area that requires constant attention and expertise, when many companies would prefer to concentrate resources on projects that are crucial to their business priorities. It therefore makes sense for them to work with a company that eats, drinks and sleeps email security – like MessageLabs.”

About MessageLabs

MessageLabs is the leading provider of managed email security services to businesses based on market share, according to a Yankee Group Security Solutions & Services Report, February 2004. The company offers industry-leading managed Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Image Control and Content Control services to more than 9,000 businesses around the world to combat email threats before they reach corporate networks and without the need for additional hardware or software. Powered by a global network of data centres spanning four continents, MessageLabs scans millions of emails each day on behalf of clients such as The British Government, The Bank of New York, Bertelsmann, CSC, Diageo, Orange, Random House, SC Johnson and StorageTek. The service is also available through more than 600 channel partners, including BT, Cable & Wireless, CSC, IBM, MCI and Unisys. For more information on MessageLabs, please visit

About Scania
Scania is a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses as well as industrial and marine engines. The company also markets and sells a broad range of service-related products and financing services. For more information please visit:

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