RE: SPAM Control

  • From: Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 11:58:49 -0500

On 1/12/06, Evan Mann <emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> How many users do you have that you need to do spam control on?

Just spam control?  Or compliance/phishing/malware control? If the
latter, then all users.

>  If someone needs to do spam control on 500 users, even at 3.50/user (sounds
> cheap, right?) that's $1750 PER month.

For over 500 users, the price would be discounted to much less than
$2/user per month.  This includes unlimited email traffic, anti-spam,
anti-virus, maintenance, support, attachment filtering, compliance,
etc... for less than $1000 per month.  When you have over 500 users,
and you decide to bring your email protection system in-house you
would need at least two email gateway systems to process all the
anti-spam and anti-virus, and finally you need to allocate a human for
a substantial amount of time to maintain such a system.

Like we both agree... it's a business decision: how much $$ can you
justify to protect your information and email assets, a.k.a business
risk analysis.


> So, as you say, it's relative.. Relative mostly to the number of users you 
> need to put
> spam control on.  Because then it becomes a numbers game, and those $$'s add 
> up
> quick with bigger user counts.

Keep in mind, I am not just talking about spam control; I am talking
about protecting the business from email borne threats (malware,
phishing, etc.), resource wasting spam, and compliance - corporate
governance, etc.


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