Spam is any unwanted bulk electronic message. Spam is intended to bait unsuspecting users into visiting a web site where they will be asked to buy products or have malware delivered to their computers, or both. Some spam will bring malware directly. Spam typically generates more than enough sales (or malware delivery, or both) to cover the costs for the spammer The spammer does not consider the costs to the recipient. Even if a few of the users who are receiving spam, respond to such content, it can be a severe issue. So users get to pay the bills for bandwidth, servers, and administrator time to deal with incoming spam.
Outsourced anti-spam protection is usually far more efficient than in-house solutions. Leading spam filters also require no management on your part, meaning you avoid the troubles involved with keeping up-to-date on the latest threats, blacklists, wordlists, and other aspects of the ever-evolving fight against spam. Further, outsourced spam filtering readily scales as needed, unlike most self-regulated systems. A firm’s own spam filters cannot handle floods of incoming email, such as those seen in directory harvest and distributed denial of service attacks. The filters also might have certain capabilities that are rarely or never used. Externally-managed email security systems are always prepared to stop offensives of spam without interfering with the regular email delivery or bringing internal systems to a crawl or to a dead stop. The most critical benefit to outsourced spam filtering is the increased email security provided by firms such as ours.
By outsourcing spam-filtering requirements, a company can achieve greater returns on investments. The business will also keep important IT personnel freed up for more urgent work, avoid slowing down of IT systems, avoid resources and costs associated with worst-case scenario designs, and have much safer email security.