Thursday, September 09, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Has the Anti-Spam Industry Matured? - By Ryan Pitylak

By Ryan Pitylak

Has the multibillion dollar industry of anti-spam finally started to mature? TechTarget has covered some research by Forrester that suggests that differentiation among anti-spam competitors is minimal. With 96%-98% detection levels among all vendors, it's pretty difficult to determine which one is the best (if there even is one that is the best).

I think this is good. This means the industry has finally reached a point where they have agreed upon a set of standards that work. Although the spam problem has not gone away, it has been seriously minimized in the past few years. Most people get spam because they have very minimal protection, such as the protection afforded by Outlook. Using the spam filtering technology used by major ISPs will resolve most of your issues.

- Ryan Pitylak

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cloudmark hits a billion subscribers by Ryan Pitylak

Infosecurity writes about how Cloudmark hit a billion subscribers. That's incredible.

I'm really happy that Cloudmark has reached this level of success. I have been recommending Cloudmark to friends and people who read by blog for years. I believe a community-based approach to stopping spam is necessary, and Cloudmark certainly is has been leading the way for years.