SPAM and the people who send it (spammers) are now a global security concern. Their main interests are not in stealing credit card numbers or ripping off unsuspecting Internet "newbies", though they certainly take great pleasure in those activities. They are smart and well-funded. The biggest spammers are now paid by terrorist organizations to wreak havoc on our information systems and disrupt the flow of commerce. They reside for the most part in Russia and the Middle East and have made public announcements that they will attempt to shutdown on-line banking and e-commerce sites. In the past year there have been many documented cases where they have targeted and brought down some very large corporations and web hosting facilities. It is a multi-billion dollar drain on our productivity every year.
Here's how it works:
All of your email will be sent to an array of servers on the Internet where it will be checked for SPAM and junk mail. All blatant SPAM will be discarded. Suspect messages will be held on the Internet server. Only emails identified as non-SPAM will be sent to your server. This keeps the SPAM off of your server, thereby improving server performance and keeping your Internet connection and network faster because they are less congested with junk mail and SPAM
SPAM and Virus Protection features:
- Comprehensive message security to stop spam, viruses and phishing
- Zero-hour anti-virus protection with multi-layered protection, including heuristic and signature-based detection
- Extensive and detailed quarantine summary reporting through easy to use web console
- Content-based policies for inbound and outbound traffic