US managed email security provider Frontbridge has signed Armstrong Adams as its first UK reseller and is looking for more.
Frontbridge, which offers outsourced email filtering and email disaster recovery, monitoring and reporting, has opened a UK office and is looking to resellers to gain UK market share.
"We expect the growth of spam emails in the UK and Europe to follow the US," said Frontbridge chief executive Steve Jillings.
"In January 2002 spam accounted for 14 per cent of an average US company's total incoming email. Today that has grown to 72 per cent."
Tim Kipps, director of security software and services reseller Armstrong Adams, said that part of the attraction is that Frontbridge is only looking for a small number of resellers.
"Most of our customers are in the financial services sector and want 'defence in depth.' They also get bombarded with spam, and with this [service] they can see how they are saving money," he explained.
Alan Lawson, research analyst at Butler Group, said: "This is a massive market opportunity, given that there is very little competition in this area. It will be a good opportunity for resellers to offer value-add."
But Lawson added that, because it is a new offering in the UK, he has mixed feelings about the proposition. "We'll just have to suck it and see," he said.
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