Email Spam & Virus
Email is a vital communications
channel for organizations of all kinds — from corporations to educational
institutions and government agencies. As a result, email systems have become an
even more important component of their information infrastructure. But with the
significant growth of spam, viruses and other types of email-borne attacks in
the past year, system managers are finding it more challenging to manage and
protect this critical communications asset.
Costly Spam Attacks Are
on the Rise
While email-borne viruses continue to be a problem, unsolicited commercial
email, or spam, has become the fastest growing and most troublesome email
security issue. In 2002, Postini™ documented a 150% increase in spam across our
customer base. Out of the more than 9 billion messages we processed in 2002,
more than 60% of those messages were identified as spam. Directory Harvest
Attacks (DHAs) — a technique spammers use to collect thousands of email
addresses and then launch massive spam attacks, continue to fuel the growing
volume of spam.
Junk Email is a Corporate
Spam is more than just a nuisance. According to Ferris Research, "the total cost
of spam to corporate organizations was $8.9 billion" in 2002. Many corporations
report that they receive more junk email than legitimate email, causing
corporate email users to loose the convenience factor electronic communications
provides. Some experts even suggest that if corporations don't take more
aggressive measures against spam now, email could become unusable by as early as
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Within milliseconds, Postini's
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tagged and delivered. The entire process is fully automated — valid emails pass
through and cannot be physically accessed by any persons other than the
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