Support's Covenant and how to reach us.

Created by Yves Lacombe, Modified on Tue, 28 Mar 2023 at 12:37 PM by Nadav Shenker

A word about Vircom's technical support team

Our team of technicians is always available to help you out. We pride ourselves in the level of support that we try to provide to our customers. We’ve had clients that have been with us for over 20 years because you will always have a friendly voice at the end of the line to help you out with your issues. Although we mainly focus support for our products, we will often help you troubleshoot issues that are auxiliary to the product (like DNS and network issues for instance that might be causing communication problems) or MS Exchange issues. Our job is to ensure your peace of mind.

Reaching us:

Our normal support hours are from 8:30 to 18:00 Monday through Friday Eastern time. Normally our support is closed during statutory holidays (we observe American and Canadian holidays) but you can always reach out to us for emergencies.

If you need assistance and your problem is urgent, you can also reach us after hours and we will help you out. Our technicians will call you back within 30 minutes if it’s outside of business hours or during a holiday.

Contact Method
By Phone

If you reach us after hours, you can leave a voicemail and we will reach out to you within 30 minutes of your call.

Toll Free +1 888 484-7266 (Hit 1 for support)

Direct +1 514 845-8474 (skips the general menus)

By Email 

By Email (Emergencies) 


If you are not satisfied and wish to talk to a manager, or need a ticket escalated for any reason.

Alerts about network status, major outages, etc. Includes SMS

Vircom Status Page:


Vircom will use best commercial efforts to provide remote and telephone software support within the time frames defined below.

P1 - Critical Issue

Expected Response Times:

  • First reaction within 30 minutes.
  • Resolution expectation within 4 hours or until a suitable workaround is provided.

A critical issue is defined as having a major functionality severely or critically impaired.

  • No mail flow.
  • No access to the user interface.
  • No spam getting caught at all.
  • Compromised accounts causing mail queuing.

Usually a critical issues affect every person in the organization.

P2 - High Priority Issue:

Expected Response Times:

  • First reaction within 1 business hour (first call back or email).
  • Resolution expectation within 24 hours or until a suitable workaround is provided.

A high issue is defined as having an important functionality impaired but not completely down. Example:

  • Quarantine digests/reports not getting generated.
  • Unusually high number of false-positives or false-negatives.
  • Successful phishing attack.

Usually a high issue affects most of the organization but mail flow is preserved and spam and viruses are being quarantined.

P3 - Normal/Low Priority Issue:

Expected Response Times:

  • First reaction within 4 business hours.
  • Resolution expectation within 48 - 72 hours if it is an operational/usage question or will be fixed in a future release

A normal issue is defined as an issue that is not impacting any major or important functionality and not impacting a large number of users.  Examples:

  • Single user not receiving certain emails.
  • A user not receiving a quarantine digest.
  • Single user is getting more spam than others.
  • Cosmetic issues with the software
  • A usage question.

Usually a normal issue tends to apply to a single user or a small subset of users within the organization.

Trial / Onboarding issues

... are always treated as high priority issues.

Please note that response time commitments refers to the time until a technician attempts to reach you to troubleshoot the issue. If you are unavailable or unable to work on the issue resolution may take longer than our service level commitments state.

Non-critical ticket are closed automatically after three unsuccessful attempts to reach you and 5 days without hearing from you.

Support Coverage:

Our technical support covers exclusively our products and it's direct dependencies.

  • Proofpoint Essentials (modusCloud)
  • Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
  • Red Sift OnDMARC
  • modusGate & modusmail
  • modusHosted


Dependencies & Limitations:

modusGate and modusMail require SQL Express or the full MS-SQL, we will support these as well.

If you are having network issues, problems with DNS, firewalls, operating systems or other ancilliary systems, our support coverage does not cover those items. We will often provide some advice and assist with some diagnostic efforts on how to fix these issues - in fact, we often go beyond the purview of our support services and assist clients with third party systems, but please understand that this is not part of the normal support coverage and is often and the discretion and skill level of the technician serving you. Configuration of your router or firewall for falls outside the scope of our support.  

Some out-of-scope assistance not directly related to our products may be consider professional services and are billable as a consultant fee and is subject to technician availability.  Technical support is meant to cover operational problems or issues with our products. If you require Vircom support perform an upgrade of a server, a server migration from an old physical or virtual server to a new server, etc these are also considered professional services and are thus billable as consultant fees.