My last list was all about email marketing software. I began the article by hemming and hawing about the atrocities of spam and those who abuse it. I realize that my article could have possibly provided encouragement to a small sector of ‘spammy’ marketers, so – in order to counter this possibility- I will now tackle the best available anti-spam software out there.
Spam is a major problem and it’s also dangerous. Spam traps its victims, tricking users into clicking misleading images or text that install malignant software on their browsers or computers. Spam compromises security and even causes stack overflow, in connection gateways, by multiplying and maliciously choking out connections. But, above all, spam is just plain ANNOYING. It hides in the background consuming bandwidth and taking up space in inboxes – while those affected are unaware of its existence.
Preventing spam ensures personal and company security and provides us with a peaceful mind. It even grants us a sense of justice when we get to avenge our solicitors by catching and rejecting their ads.
So, what’s the best anti-spam software out there?
Well, (although, this is subject to change due to the fast paced, evolving nature of spam) I recommend one of the following three anti-spam providers.
#1 – JEP(S)
JEP(S) was developed for the dedicated Windows business. Designed as an offload node for Exchange 2000-2010 and IIS SMTP servers, JEP(S) acts as a programmable, offsite email system processor. JEP(S) alleviates local CPU storage (or data center consumption) and ensures that 99% of all spam is stopped before it makes it into your internal-communication-exchanges.
With updated profiles and definitions, and a reporting function that notifies you when new spam is identified (which is then spread through JEP(S)’ database for everyone), this is a powerful tool. JEP(S) provides relief to a looming threat.
#2 – Panda
Unlike, JEP(S), Panda is cloud-based and offers a wide array of big-business features. Panda was developed for the more cross-platform, cloud-centric businesses… who engage in cloud-friendly business thinking.
With maximum protection, administrative tools, anti-malware integration, managed personal firewalls, in-depth audit services, P2P and automated updates, Panda is one of those versatile, one-size-fits-all solutions for those in need of spam protection.
Panda is slightly expensive than competitors, meaning that startups and small businesses may have a hard time justifying Panda as their starting choice. Large and medium sized businesses work best with Panda.
#3 – Webroot
Webroot is the alternative to anti-spam software for large, cloud-friendly businesses; It was actually designed for startups. Webroot offers single license protection across a series of computers. It is compatible with Windows 8 and protects smartphones and tablets. It also provides antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, rootkit prevention and many other threat-analysis and prevention functions.
Webroot also identifies harmful ads- removing them before you have the opportunity to click. It acts as an internet guardian when necessary – keeping unauthorized data and navigation from bringing in trouble or impropriety.
Finding the best anti-spam software for your budget and needs is critical for all businesses (and homes). Listed above are just three great providers from among a plethora of effective anti-spam choices out there.