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Hosted Email Security Solution Part-1

Hosted Email Security Solution, Spam and Virus are nowadays common words for person using internet. There are many kind of spam as well as viruses To understand Hosted Email Security Solution lets understand what is Spam?

I have gone through many articles as well as blog to get depth idea about spam. Wikipedia has following definition of general spam:

“Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, television advertising and file sharing network spam.

Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is universally reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.

People who create electronic spam are called spammers.”

For me spam is anything information which is unwanted, unreliable and keep me busy. Most obvious method of spamming is Email spamming. I used to get tones of email in my Inbox while I started using Email (Now, I am using Gmail which is one of finest spam filter I know).

Another Kind of Spamming is IM Spamming. Yahoo still dealing with this. I used to get tons of spam messages in yahoo messenger as I used to go to Yahoo chat room a lot and people get your ID and start sending you weird X Rated messages and many more, some time it has viruses as well.

As we are enhancing our information sharing level to next like Twitter, Facebook, Orkut and many more we used to get unwanted and sometimes harmful information from many.

Hosted Email Security Solution which includes Anti Virus and Anti Spam engines which prevent you to any virus or spyware attack as well as keep your inbox clean from spammers. There are many Hosted Email Security Solution providers. Couple of them are as following:

Google Postini :- One of the Finest Hosted Email Security Solution. Gmail use this. Google is providing this solution with their Google Apps Solution. If you want your own server to handle your emails you can ask Google to handle your email Security which included Anti Spam and Anti Virus security. You can get more information for Postini at following URL:

http://j.mp/gpostini

WebSense :- This is Hosted Email Security Solution provider I heard a lot about. They are one of the finest Web Security product company I have gone through. Though, unfortunately I never got chance to work on their product. They are one of finest Anti Spam and Anti Virus solution provider. You can get more information for WebSense Hosted Email Security Solution at following URL:

http://j.mp/websensehes

Trend Micro :- This is one of the good computer and internet security company. I used to work on their products for MS Exchange and Other Microsoft Product Solution we provided in Past and I was happy with their Anti Spam and Anti Virus solution.  Hosted Email Solution Provided by Trend Micro has good potential. You can get more information for Trend Micro Hosted Email Security Solution at following URL:

http://j.mp/TMHESecurity

I will cover more Hosted Email Security Solution Providers and their features in up coming blog. Till then you may directly ask me for server security tips.

Author: Gaurav Maniar – MCITP – Windows Server Specialist
Window Hosting Security, Exchange Messaging System, Server Security Audit, Domain (ADS) Infrastructure