Unsolicited email is the leading cause of corporate malware infections and fraud
- Infected attachments and phishing emails arrive in employee's inboxes on a minute-by-minute basis, and with 7 out of 10 mails received today being spam, this is a situation that threatens to overwhelm companies that do not have an effective mail filter in place.
- Spam is also a productivity killer. If it takes an employee 4 seconds to open, identify and delete a spam mail, an organization with 300 employees receiving 10 spam messages per day will pay out for 102 lost days per year.
- Spam slows legitimate network traffic to a crawl. By appropriating part of your bandwidth, spammers blunt your competitive edge. You could invest in a faster connection, but why pay for spammers to get quicker access to your employees?
- Without effective protection, it's only a matter of time before any given network is infected. The sheer number of messages containing malicious attachments and phishing links make it statistically likely that a company will be hit by a spam-related threat at some point.
- Employers have a legal responsibility to protect employees from offensive content. If pornographic, sacrilegious or socially offensive spam reaches an employee, then your business could be susceptible to litigation.
- Your IT Team must handle every employee's spam-related complaint. This decreases their productivity and the productivity of the employee.