Security Solution Helps Israeli Airline Cut IT Storage Requirements, Improve Efficiency
EL AL Israel Airlines, the previously state-owned airline, receives about 200,000 e-mail messages a day, of which only about 7,000 are legitimate communications from customers, employees, and vendors. Until recently, the volume of the remaining unsolicited messages required EL AL to increase its e-mail storage capacity by 30 to 40 percent a year, which was expensive. These messages also cluttered employee mailboxes, which hindered productivity and increased the risk of virus and spyware infections. To address these challenges, EL AL deployed Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server. The new solution effectively filters unwanted content, resulting in a more efficient use of IT resources, lower costs, and higher productivity. System performance has also improved, with 70 percent of e-mail storage space now routinely free.