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I heard a funny story a few weeks ago about Spam. Apparently, if you work for the company who makes Spam the food product, you refer to this as unsolicited email and not as SPAM – they are very serious about protecting their brand. Well, in the IT community, IT professionals call this spam and we despise spam – shall I say unsolicited email – because it makes our lives miserable.
The good news for those who host with us at Beacon Technologies is that we use our Barracuda Spam firewall to take a big bite out of Spam for our customers.
Here is a report that demonstrates the effectiveness of our appliance:
This is your Daily Traffic Report from the Beacon Technologies Spam Firewall at 10.21.5.20 for 09/23/10.
Breakdown of traffic per hour:
|Hour||Rate Controlled||Blocked: Bad Recipient||Blocked: Spam||Blocked: Virus||Quarantined||Allowed: Tagged||Allowed||Total Received|
As you can see in this report, our spam filtering makes our life much easier when it comes to filtering out “unsolicited email”. We process a lot of email on a daily basis as detailed on this report. In one day, Barracuda identified 89% of the incoming email as spam, 160,000+ email messages – and blocked them – so our staff and customers don’t have to deal with it! This means our spam firewall is doing a great job of preventing spam…ummm…”unsolicited email”.
Our engineers monitor and fight spam on a daily basis, the barracuda is an appliance that we (I) cannot live without. This is just one of the many benefits of our managed hosting services here at Beacon Technologies.