E-mail Filtering System Prevents Spam and Virus Threats to Small- and Medium-Size Businesses

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Drake Consulting launches Web service that stops viruses and blocks spam.

But the affect on the general employee’s productivity is just the tip of the iceberg

Drake Consulting, provider of technology consulting services, announced the launch of MailLaunder.com, an easy-to-use Web service that stops viruses and blocks spam before they reach subscribers’ networks.

Using cutting-edge technology and an innovative set of rules, the MailLaunder System sorts subscribers’ e-mail, then it eliminates viruses and quarantines spam so that it can be viewed by subscribers at their convenience. All valid messages are delivered immediately.

MailLaunder.com arrives in the market place as Internet viruses, spam and “phishing scams” -- attempts to gain password, credit card information and other personal data -- continue to escalate from mere annoyance to major impediment to American businesses.

In fact, according to the Gartner Group, phishing cost U.S. banks and credit card issuers $1.2 billion in 2003, when approximately 57 million Americans received these types of messages.

And even more alarming for all types of businesses, the 2004 National Technology Readiness Survey -- conducted by Rockbridge Associates and the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business -- says that the cost of spam to American companies in terms of lost productivity has reached $21.6 billion annually.

“But the affect on the general employee’s productivity is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Don Drake, founder of Drake Consulting and lead developer of the MailLaunder System. “There’s also a tremendous drain on IT and Help Desk resources as they battle these messages that can do irreparable damage to company networks and proprietary information.”

The MailLaunder solution uses all open-source technologies including: PostgreSQL database, XMail mail server, Linux operating system, Perl code and PHP front-end. It is recommended for individuals and small- and medium-size businesses with their own domain name.

For more information about the MailLaunder System, visit http://www.maillaunder.com.

About Drake Consulting: Drake Consulting develops performance analysis tools and services for the wireless and online industries, including Meridian One and XMail Scripts. Drake Consulting also provides technology consulting services and staff augmentation to a wide range of clients in the Chicago area, including telecommunications, retail, financial and e-commerce companies. For more information, visit DrakeConsult.com.

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