On November 6, Postini, a leading firm in integrated message management, reported that spam email had rocketed 59% from September to November and that spam now accounted for 91% of all email. Over the past 12 months, Postini stated that spam had increased by 120%!
What make this bad situation worse is that the number of viruses is also steadily increasing in the spam email. About 1 in every 200 email contains viruses with 10 out of 12 emails being spam.
The future doesn't look bright. It seems that as organized crime takes hold of the internet, that the number and perhaps more importantly, the sophistication of attacks is growing rapidly. Experts continue to say that there is no let up in this trend for the next one to two years.
You need a layered set of defenses. Without this, your enterprise is vulnerable to breaches that will result in corporate harm.