The Relative Effectiveness of Spam-Blocking Solutions

September, 2006


Are we winning the battle against spam? This report, based on a survey of over 100 IT managers, email/security professionals, and end-users finds that perceptions differ between these groups. Furthermore, experiences differ according to the choice of four types of spam-blocking products: third-party spam-blocking services, server-based anti-spam software, client-based spam-filters, and antispam appliances. The survey also explored the reasons that executive management approve spam-fighting technology. (10 pp., 9 figs.)
[Executive Summary]