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2008 Email Security Report from Aberdeen Group



September 29, 2008 2:24 pm





The volume and effectiveness of malicious email continues to increase dramatically, bringing down ISPs, stealing sensitive data and leaving millions of compromised machines undetected, unwittingly under the control anonymous perpetrators. Email threatens information security, overall system security and user productivity.

Aberdeen research indicates that email is viewed as a prime channel for data loss. Outbound email can be an illicit conduit for sensitive data, malware and spam, and be a vehicle for denial of service attacks. Inappropriate email within an organization may challenge regulatory compliance and data security.

This year’s email security report looks at the strategies and technologies Best-in-Class companies use to protect themselves from the dangers inherent in using email. 75% of Best-in-Class organizations have changed their email strategies within the last two years – 30% within the last six months. 67% of those who’ve changed strategies cite their goal of getting better control and management over their email.

Click below to receive your complimentary copy of the 2008 Email Security Report, courtesy of Messaging Architects.

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