SPAMfighter Creates Better Local Presence with Akamai

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SPAMfighter users receive better website performance, and faster downloads with the new services from Akamai.

In November 2006, SPAMfighter began using Akamai's services giving SPAMfighter better local presence worldwide. Being a leader in the spam filter industry, and with many users worldwide, SPAMfighter saw that it was time to expand in order to give better service to the end user. The new services from Akamai give visitors to SPAMfighter a better end experience.

"We are very pleased with the results we have seen switching to Akamai," concluded Daniel Hjorholt, CTO of SPAMfighter. "We have witnessed an increase in traffic to our site do the the decreased transfer time from backend to end user , providing key local information and support for our global customers. Akamai has truly delivered the support we need to continue our growth as a global company."

SPAMfighter is using 3 of Akamai's services. The primary product SPAMfighter wanted from Akamai was their Edge Suite service. In addition, SPAMfighter has also chosen to utilize the Content Delivery service, and Geo Targeting service.

As the number of SPAMfighter users grew worldwide, SPAMfighter realized that they needed to change CDN's in order to improve the website performance, and decrease the delays in downloads. With Akamai, SPAMfighter is able to give their end users a better experience with improved website performance, and faster downloads.    

"Our prior CDN supported us during our early years but as we expanded we found that their level of service delivery fluctuated, and often resulted in poor customer service at peak periods," commented Hjortholt. "As we looked to expand further it became apparent that they would not be able to provide the level of performance and reliability our customers needed."

Alex Gibbons, Director of EMEA at Akamai, commented, "SPAMFighter's demand for far greater reach, speed, and quality of service to their customers requires a blend of the best global distribution services and associated advanced features. The Akamai/SPAMFighter relationship is testimony to a collective commitment to deliver the best possible services to a rapidly-growing and fiercely competitive industry."

With Akamai, SPAMfighter has experienced immediate results. SPAMfighter has seen the number of downloads increase, and the user database grew with more than a million users in only four months, which previously took years.

About Akamai

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About SPAMfighter

SPAMfighter is Europe's leading spam filter developer. The Danish company is owned by the founders of, Henrik Sørensen and Martin Thorborg, together with two programmers, Daniel Hjortholt and Martin Dyring. SPAMfighter employs 25 people and is based in Copenhagen. SPAMfighter is debt-free and is 100 per cent financed by income from the sale of the SPAMfighter client. Each day, SPAMfighter removes around 11 million spam messages from 16 million tested emails received by over 3 million users in 210 countries/regions.

SPAMfighter draws its power from the fact that over 3 million users report spam as they receive it, with a single click. Once several users have reported the same spam message, it is automatically filtered for all other users. The result is that approximately 90 percent of all spam is filtered out before it reaches any given user. [Get more information about SPAMfighter here.]

For more information, contact Martin Thorborg, SPAMfighter ApS, Rovsingsgade 88, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. Phone: +45 7022 1551 Fax (Europe): +45 3323 0376 Fax (USA) +1 (347) 341-4657


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