Citizen Watch United Kingdom, Ltd. are the importers and wholesalers for Citizen Watches in the UK distributing Citizen watches to retailers around the country. As with most business transactions nowadays, email is an important means of communication for them, as orders, invoices and other business deals are conducted via this system and with an employee base of 50 people, all emails need to be accounted for. The ever-growing problem of spam was also a factor that the company wanted to combat in order to protect its network as well as reduce time wastage on behalf of the employees who would have to scan their inboxes regularly to delete the spam that would manage to infiltrate the email servers. Citizen Watch United Kingdom, Ltd. had their problems clearly identified and knew that they needed to find a solution.
IT Manager, Gary Read commented, “We required a spam/junk mail filter, hence the purchase of GFI MailEssentials. We also required an email archiving system that would also give users access to archived email. In both cases the solutions had to fit into our existing infrastructure, be easy to implement, and easy to maintain.”