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We engaged Osterman Research to survey organizations that are using five different email management systems.  The Osterman report presents the results of those findings, comparing Sunbelt Software’s Messaging Ninja with four other systems.

The research shows that Messaging Ninja is rated very highly by users, relative to other email management products with which it competes and Ninja can be managed at a lower cost per user. Ninja was compared to:

  • Barracuda Spam Firewall
  • GFI MailEssentials
  • McAfee GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange
  • Symantec Brightmail

Ninja is easier to manage, has excellent anti-spam functionality, and is rated highest as “extremely reliable”. The time in person-hours spent deploying Ninja is 2.3 hours per 1,000 email users versus 7.4 hours for other products, and the time spent managing messaging security for 1,000 email users per week with Ninja is 1.1 hour versus 2.3 hours for other solutions.

This finding is significant: Messaging Ninja requires one-half of the IT time during a typical week to manage, compared to an average of the other systems. Extrapolate that, and you will find Ninja has a labor cost of $2.25 per user per year versus $4.50 per user per year for the average of the other systems. The full Osterman whitepaper is here.

Alex Eckelberry

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