Costs, Control, Ease of Use
In 2010, the 125 employees of a county in east Illinois -- and their hardworking IT director -- needed a robust, well-integrated email and collaboration solution that accommodated all the security and regulatory needs of county government. It was critical that the solution also be cost-effective and a breeze to use. The cost/benefit analysis left no doubt that MDaemon was the best solution for their needs.
“I’m a ‘one-man band’ supporting a small county government in the middle of nowhere,” the IT director said. “And we needed a much more robust email solution than was being provided by a local ISP.”
An IT director single-handedly supports 200 employees across ten facilities in a north Texas municipality, including the county courthouse, sheriff’s office, jail, probation offices, and volunteer fire and rescue.
As we all know, unprecedented numbers of employees are working from home during this pandemic year. In fact, one recent survey by SaaS marketing agency Bay Leaf Digital found that 65 percent of newly WFH employees are now using company devices from home – and 42 percent are experiencing unstable access including issues with connecting to remote desktops, poor VPN, etc.
A brief glance through my spam folder in MDaemon Webmail recently reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. I’d like to be able to tell you that the recent crush of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector, as exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has run its course – but then I’d be the one scamming. Looking through the latest Health IT Security monthly news archive turns up a long litany of phishing, ransomware, malware, spoofing, password theft and other data leaks, and server vulnerabilities that affect millions of patients and financial donors – and it’s not even the end of the month.
Today, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7. And while MDaemon and Security Gateway continue to support Windows 7, it’s a good idea to consider updating your Windows installation or migrating to an updated system.
With 2019 coming to a close, I’d like to announce a few product updates. 2020 is going to be an exciting year for new features, but until then, we’ve made a few improvements in MDaemon, MDaemon Connector for Outlook, and Security Gateway for Email Servers.
The news is out. There’s a new version of MDaemon Email Server, with new features and improvements to benefit both administrators and end-users alike!
If you’re like me, you want an email client that’s easy to set up, easy to use, and easy on the eyes, and if it works well with MDaemon, then that’s a huge plus!
As our products have evolved over the years, with new features added regularly, older versions of our software are eventually no longer supported.