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SpamTitan's Industry Survey Identifies IT Investment Trend Among Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs)
[May 18, 2009]

SpamTitan's Industry Survey Identifies IT Investment Trend Among Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs)


(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BOSTON, MA and GALWAY, IRELAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/18/09 -- SpamTitan, a leading producer of email security solutions, today announced the results of its global industry survey of just over 500 users of email security solutions.



The results clearly show that email security threats such as SPAM, viruses, Trojans, Phishing, Malware are at the forefront of operational challenges facing small and medium size businesses (SMBs).

The survey also shows that the SMB market acknowledges that an economic dip is the best time to make innovative IT investments. SMBs are taking action, and recognize that a re-evaluation of their current email security and other office technology solutions is a worthwhile endeavour in order to optimize business operations and reduce costs. During this economic downturn, SMBs that have the foresight to make the right type of IT investments will have a better ability to gain a competitive edge and further differentiate themselves from the industry giants.


"Tight budgets and limited resources are driving companies' efforts to increase ROI," said Ronan Kavanagh, SpamTitan President. "It is becoming evident that client/server virtualization and cloud computing are becoming hot topics in the industry because they allow SMBs to achieve high performance while decreasing IT overhead costs and limitations such as bandwidth and resource constraints." Survey results showed that 75% of businesses indicated that they are actively seeking alternative email security solutions -- citing that they are looking for a better price/performance ratio. SpamTitan's market analysis shows a key factor is that more SMBs are becoming information-driven businesses. Other recent supporting reports such as Silverpop's survey conducted last year reported that 80% of email recipients felt that spam levels were either about the same or getting worse. SpamTitan noted that more than 50% of its respondents specified that their number 1 note of contention with email security solutions was an unsatisfactory rate of spam detection. If businesses experience a slow rate of detection, it would make sense that spam would not decrease but actually seem to be getting worse.

The 2009 Email Security Risk Report from eMarketer, a leader in digital intelligence, showed that the US was the leading spam-relaying country in the world with a 17.5% of the world's total. SpamTitan's market analysis expects to see a new generation of email security solutions that will meet the challenges of increased message traffic, fast growing security threats and evolving global regulations. Additionally SpamTitan sees that virtualization is growing in adoption especially because many SMBs have remote offices and value the capability of being able to facilitate security and redundancy across sites with instant scalability, failover and load balancing and eliminating the need for hardware costs. For example, in this survey 74% of SMBs reported that they hope that they can lower PC costs with alternative technologies such as desktop virtualization.

About SpamTitan SpamTitan, the global provider of sophisticated enterprise-level email security solutions, offers small and medium size businesses the most comprehensive protection from email threats, including SPAM, viruses, Trojans, Phishing, Malware and other unwanted content. SpamTitan's unique approach in utilizing next-generation virtualization software, eliminates the need for unwieldy hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility, versatility and capability but at an affordable price. Integrating best of breed technologies, SpamTitan provides an easy to install, easy to manage and highly secure email gateway. SpamTitan, a division of CopperFasten, is a global company with headquarters in Galway, Ireland. For further information visit, www.spamtitan.com.

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