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

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