Midmarket-focused technology 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.