Abaca Has Developed a New Paradigm that Spammers Cannot Defeat, According to Osterman Research
Abaca Technology Corporation, an innovator in email protection and messaging security, announced today that a new white paper by Osterman Research, a leading analyst firm that specializes in topics related to messaging and collaboration, is now available on the Abaca Web site. Titled "A New Approach to Defeating Spam," the white paper describes the problems caused by spam, the techniques spammers use to circumvent conventional anti-spam solutions, and the new paradigm Abaca has developed to combat spam.
"By providing the backdrop of how spammers slip by so many email filters, this new white paper by Osterman Research puts the revolutionary nature of Abaca's anti-spam solution in context," said Leo Jolicoeur, chief executive officer of Abaca Technology Corporation. "Our ReceiverNetâ„¢ technology represents a crucial breakthrough in the fight against spam because spammers cannot work around it. It actually stops them in their tracks."
In surveying the scope of the global spam problem, the Osterman Research white paper notes that:
"Hundreds of millions of spam messages can be sent for a minimum investment and conversion rates can be extraordinarily low for spammers to turn a sizable profit...Spammers are continually developing newer and more innovative techniques to defeat conventional spam-filtering technologies. This results in greater storage requirements, constrained bandwidth, reduced employee productivity and a host of other problems."
"What is needed, therefore, is a system that can a) defeat spam reliably, b) generate a minimum of false positives, c) not be rendered obsolete by new spammer techniques and d) be deployed and managed inexpensively."
The white paper also explains how Abaca's innovative approach sets it apart from more conventional solutions in the fight against spam:
"The core engine behind Abaca's technology is ReceiverNet, a patent-pending, receiver reputation-based approach to detect spam. The technique is new, unique and revolutionary...Abaca's filtering technology has consistently demonstrated a spam capture efficiency of 99.7%, or capture of 299 out of every 300 spam emails...[with] an extremely low level of false positives."
"Conventional spam filtering technologies are effective to a point, but cannot keep up with the newer and more innovative technologies that spammers are constantly developing," said Michael Osterman, founder and principal analyst at Osterman Research. "Abaca has created a new paradigm for defeating spam. Instead of analyzing the content of spam or the reputation of its senders, the Abaca system uses an algorithm that analyzes the reputation of spam recipients. It operates on a minimal hardware configuration, achieves extraordinarily high spam capture rates with very few false positives, and most importantly, spammers cannot defeat it."
To download the full text of the Osterman Research white paper "A New Approach to Defeating Spam," visit the Abaca Web site at http://www.abaca.com.