Trend fights spam with SPS solution

Trend Micro is battling spam at today's show with the introduction of its Spam Prevention Service. The solution boasts advanced Heuristic Analysis and allows users to constantly monitor all e-mail traffic at the Gateway.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  October 20, 2003

Trend Micro is battling spam at today's show with the introduction of its Spam Prevention Service (SPS). The solution boasts advanced Heuristic Analysis and allows users to constantly monitor all e-mail traffic at the Gateway for known, and unknown, spam mail. As a result, it ensures that the majority of the e-mail actually delivered to the recipient is business critical and productive.

"Gitex 2003 offers a timely platform for the launch," says Justin Doo, managing director of Trend Micro's Middle East operations. "Spam is probably the number one issue raised when we meet our corporate customers in the region. The growth is staggering and Trend Micro SPS is superbly placed to reduce that burden. We have some customers visiting us purely to discuss this," he explains.

Spam is consistently growing month on month and can, even in the Middle East, account for more than 50% of corporate e-mails and as much as 70% of an internet service providers (ISPs) traffic. This, in turn, reduces the efficiency of the network and increases operational costs.

"The cost of receiving unsolicited mail will differ from company to company," says Denis Payen, director of xSP business development, Trend Micro EMEA.

"However, the realistic scenario is that for every item of spam mail employees have to manually sort through, there is a cost attached. By dramatically reducing the quantity of this mail, the return on investment is simple to calculate, particularly if businesses take into account the server load and the increase in storage space," he adds.

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