Fighting Spam on Different Fronts
One year after anti-spam competition, eWEEK Labs checks in on three organizations' choices.In September 2003, eWEEK teamed up with Internet service provider WiscNet and some of its customers for a comparative evaluation of anti-spam systems. In this special report, eWEEK Labs catches up with some of the participants to see what anti-spam system they decided to go with and whyand how their choices have held up over time. WiscNet, based in Madison, Wis., is a nonprofit, membership-based association of public and private organizations with a primary emphasis on education, research and public service. The association currently serves 100 mail domains and about 20,500 e-mail accounts.
At WiscNet last month, Postini Inc.s Perimeter Manager Enterprise Editionthe anti-spam service selected by WiscNet after our evaluationfiltered 2.61 million e-mail messages and quarantined more than 300,000 pieces of spam, one-third of which contained a virus.
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