This company scans e-mail and web traffic for viruses, spam and other unwanted content. Headed by Duncan Lewis, MessageLabs also provides network services, managed hosting services and establishes secure e-mail networks. IBM and MCI now recommend MessageLabs’ services to their users, and the firm’s 12,000 global customers include ICI and the British government. The Gloucestershire company is run by Ben White (pictured below) and its sales have risen 39% a year from £29.5m in 2002 to £57.2m in 2004, when it made a large loss.
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