Greenview is offering cost-conscious businesses a 30-day trial of its hosted e-mail spam solution, SpamStopsHere.
company Greenview Data announced the availability of SpamStopsHere, a
hosted e-mail filtering platform the company said blocks 99 percent of spam and
ensures delivery of legitimate e-mails. The hosted platform requires no
installation or tuning, no IT support to operate or maintain and costs as
little as $6 per mailbox per year, Greenview claims.
SpamStopsHere also provides
out-of-the-box deployment, e-mail service continuity by "spooling"
(storing and forwarding) messages if the mail server is offline for immediate
delivery once it is restored and e-mail reliability with multiple, redundant,
geographically disparate servers to protect the integrity of e-mail
communications. SpamStopsHere's optional anti-virus protection scans e-mail
attachments for viruses and removes infected files. Scan summaries added to the
bottom of e-mails alert users when attachments have been removed.
For added e-mail assurance,
Greenview Data's RestorEmail cloud-based archiving solution provides ongoing
archival storage and real-time retrieval access for vital e-mail data to ensure
business continuity, regulatory compliance and protection against loss of
e-mail data in the event of a disaster. Small businesses interested in the
solution can log onto the company's Website for a free 30-day trial. Greenwood Data's president
Ted Green pointed to a recent survey by research firm ICF International, which
found worldwide spam e-mails consume enough energy to power 2.4 million homes
in the United States annually. "Between the lost productivity, higher
utility bills, strain on IT departments and the offensive nature of some spam
e-mails, a fully managed and highly accurate spam-blocking platform is imperative
for businesses of all sizes," he said. "SpamStopsHere is guaranteed to
virtually eliminate spam and provide unprecedented confidence in knowing that
legitimate e-mails will not be blocked - all without additional strain on
company resources." Spam can be a crippling
problem for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), as numerous studies have
shown. The ICF report, conducted in conjunction with security software firm
McAfee, also found an estimated worldwide total of 62 trillion spam e-mails
were sent in 2008. It takes an average of three seconds for a user to view and
delete a spam message. Although spam filters block approximately 80 percent of
spam before it reaches the user, the massive quantities of e-mail spam and the
increasing ingenuity of spammers leave a large number of spam messages in
end-user inboxes. Approximately 104 billion user hours per year go to reading
and manually deleting spam, the study found.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.