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SpamTitan Technologies has been awarded its 34th VB100 Award for the high level at which its anti-spam solution catches potentially malicious emails.
Spam emails containing phishing and spearing attacks are one of the main threats to IT security in the healthcare industry. Hackers see employees as the weak link in cyber-defenses and attempt to extract login credentials by sending fake emails asking recipients to reveal security data or click on a link that will install malware onto the network.
One of the best lines of defense against phishing and spearing attacks is a spam email blocker, and SpamTitan Technologies is proving its product to be one of the best – beating market rivals such as Fortimail, Sophos, GFI and McAfee on its way to collecting its 34th VB100 award – an award issued by the security information service Virus Bulletin to vendors whose software is proven to prevent web-borne attacks.
In the most recent Virus Bulletin test, SpamTitan achieved a 99.96% rating for blocking spam emails, with the software solution returning zero false positives. Martijn Grooten – author of the Virus Bulletin anti-spam comparative review – highlighted the fact that while phishing and spearing attacks are a serious problem for healthcare organizations, “run-of-the-mill spam campaigns remain the background noise of the Internet”.
Commenting on the test results, Ronan Kavanagh – CEO of SpamTitan Technologies – said: “Spam still has a huge impact both for systems administrators and for the millions of users who accidentally open email attachments every day. Thankfully as this and previous independent tests have shown, although the spam problem is nowhere near solved, it has been mitigated well at the network level with ever evolving powerful anti-spam solutions like SpamTitan”.