Gartner Research

Combating Spam: Messaging Hygiene Solutions Emerge to Fight Many Fronts

Published: 18 February 2005

ID: G00203113

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


Spam continues to be a serious problem for enterprises and users. The fight against spam has become part of the broader fight against other e-mail-borne problems like malicious software (viruses) and phishing. In this report, Analyst Trent Henry examines the maturing enterprise products in the messaging hygiene space, which combine anti-spam, anti-virus, and policy-based control of e-mail into an integrated protection solution.

Table Of Contents



  • Spam's Impact
    • Employee Productivity
    • Reputation Harm
    • Liability
    • Malware
    • Data Storage
    • Bandwidth
  • Spam Detection
    • Detection Techniques: Strengths and Weaknesses
    • Product Topologies: Strengths and Weaknesses
    • New Vectors Emerging: “SPIM” and “SPIT”
  • Spam Deterrence
    • Authenticate?
  • Market Impact
    • Vendor Size
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Dynamics
  • Recommendations
    • Enterprises
    • Vendors

The Details

  • Solution Space
  • Appliance Vendors
    • Barracuda Networks
    • CipherTrust
  • Software Vendors
    • Clearswift
    • Cloudmark
    • Computer Associates
    • Microsoft
    • NetIQ
    • Sophos
    • Sybari
    • Symantec
    • Trend Micro
    • Vircom
  • Managed Services Vendors
    • BlackSpider Technologies
    • FrontBridge
    • MessageLabs
    • MX Logic
    • Postini
  • Multiple Form Factor Vendors
    • McAfee
    • Mirapoint
    • Proofpoint
    • SurfControl
    • Tumbleweed
    • ZixCorp
  • Other Vendors


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