Intermedia Hosted Exchange with Proofpoint

Intermedia Hosted Exchange with Proofpoint – The most advanced email security package.

As a Global Distributor of Proofpoint Essentials, Spambrella is uniquely positioned to support partners and customers that rely on Intermedia hosted exchange services with Proofpoint Essentials email security. Intermedia customers can now upgrade to the most advanced email security service available Worldwide – via Spambrella!

Intermedia SpamStopper Email Filtering (Intermedia’s homegrown email security solution)

Following the Intel Security announcement to end of life the McAfee SaaS Email Protection & Continuity, Intel Security has formally advised partners and customers migrate to Proofpoint, Inc (Gartner leader for Secure Email Gateways). Instead of transitioning existing McAfee customers to Proofpoint, Intermedia has made the decision to invest in enhancing their own SpamStopper service as the standard email security service for all Intermedia Customers.

Intermedia relied heavily on MX Logic/McAfee SaaS Email Protection and have provided support for the service leveraging port 25 by default for all customers using their hosted email service. Many of these customers have now migrated back to the Intermedia SpamStopper service and would prefer to use an alternative proven provider such as Proofpoint.

Intermedia with Proofpoint (the problem)

Intermedia provided McAfee SaaS Email Protection & Continuity (MX Logic) on port 25 as the default spam filtering solution for all hosted exchange customers, but offers port 2501 as an alternative port for delivery. Proofpoint Essentials only connects to port 25 and therefore this presents inherent double scanning issues when trying to connect to Intermedia.

When attempting to run Proofpoint with Intermedia on port 25, all email will be delivered correctly but; all mail will be scanned first by Proofpoint and then again by McAfee SaaS, which causes ALL email received by the user to be delivered the ‘Junk’ mailbox. With the degraded performance of the McAfee service, many customers do not want to have their mail filtered by both solutions and would prefer to leverage Proofpoint as a standalone email security solution as an alternative to Intermedia SpamStopper.

Intermedia with Proofpoint (the solution)

Spambrella have developed a proprietary Intermedia-Proofpoint connector service which is successfully used by a number of Intermedia MSP partners and customers. The Spambrella solution enables Intermedia hosted exchange customers to utilize Proofpoint on the Intermedia alternative delivery port, 2501.

Our connecter for Intermedia partners and customers is not available through Proofpoint directly or any other partner and can only be ordered via Spambrella.

This unique solution for Intermedia customers is secure, reliable and allows current Intermedia customers to take advantage of the industry leading Proofpoint Essentials architecture and protection.

Additional value add from Spambrella

Are you concerned about Email Continuity in the event Intermedia has issues with hosted exchange? Spambrella provides full email redundancy as a third-party connection.

Spambrella also provide features that are increasingly important… ‘Impostor email protection, URL/Attachment Defense, Phishing protection, and Anti-Spoof protection. We even give you the tools to redeliver deleted email using ‘Instant Replay‘.


We are excited about the opportunity to help you enable the two of the industrys best of breed solutions by combining Intermedia hosted exchange with Proofpoint Essentials email security.

Please email [email protected] for more details on how to start your 30-day trial of Proofpoint Essentials today.

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It doesn't require an arcane knowledge to set the Spam filtering up, the guides are straight to the point and support staff are very helpful. Functionality wise, in short: we do not get spammed. Thanks to Spambrella.

Archiving wise, the new solution is easy to use, searches well and fast and is by far the cheapest we could find at the time. Ten year retention rocks!

Verified Reviewer, Review via Gartner Capterra

The service is great at filtering bad email as well as junk email out while allowing clean email though. I have used a few other options over the years and this is the best I have found. Clients sometimes have trouble configuring their settings to how they want it to be. Or tag emails as approved when they shouldn't and need IT interaction to resolve. Maybe just ease of use or having a more clear way for clients to resolve basics on their own.

Brian M., Review via Gartner Capterra

Easy to onboard my customers from another spam filtering system. Very fast and haven't had any downtime in the 9 months since I have moved to Spambrella. When I have had to use support, responses where quick. I had to move all my customers from another filtering system with little notice. After I moved my customers I realised how bad the old solution I used was. Contact with Sales and Support always been professional

Allen B., Review via Gartner Capterra

Used the software for: 2+ years - 5/5 Overall
With an ever overloaded department, and with cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse securing the I.T infrastructure.

Offloading the task of e-mail filtering to Spambrella has dramatically helped in the department's performance. The only drawback in our case is that the service is hosted outside of our territory and thus out of the legal jurisdiction.

John P., Review via Gartner Capterra

Robust, versatile, and reliable...
The reliability of the service and the level of protection that it provides. My spam levels immediately dropped to near zero.

There are almost no false positives. And I'm easily able to customize the level of protection with whitelists, blacklists, and sensitivity settings. I'm also a big fan of the antivirus and URL scanning features.

Verified Reviewer, Review via Gartner Capterra

I found spambrella to be easy to set up and has dramatically reduced the number of spam emails hitting our inboxes. It was easy to 'train' the software to release any genuine emails that were caught or add any spam that was not picked up.

Within a couple of weeks of use virtually no spam arrived to our mailboxes. Spam and phishing emails are a growing problem for everyone I'm sure. I now get a very low incidence of spam.

David F., Review via Gartner Capterra

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