Spam is a huge problem and costs the American labor market more than 70 billion dollars a year in lost earnings. Spam is also a major source of annoyance for employees and IT specialists and also presents a security risk when viruses and Trojans are sent out as spam emails to millions of recipients
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(PRWEB) August 27, 2008
At the annual CEAS conference in San Francisco held on August 21-22- the world's largest email security conference with participation of developers and leading researchers from MIT and Cambridge -Solido Systems won the competition for world's best spam filter by sorting out 99.9 percent of all spam email.
"Spam is a huge problem and costs the American labor market more than 70 billion dollars a year in lost earnings. Spam is also a major source of annoyance for employees and IT specialists and also presents a security risk when viruses and Trojans are sent out as spam emails to millions of recipients," says founder and CEO Christer Hasse from Solido Systems.
Existing spam filters have not been effective enough:
"With existing spam filters, 66% of the emails that get through to the end user are still considered spam by the user, resulting in a massive loss of efficiency. So there is a real need for new solutions." Source: Nucleus Research, "The Repeat Offender", April 2008
Solido Systems has now established itself in New York and already has a line of major companies and Internet Service Providers on its client roster.
Christer Hasse founded Solido Systems five years ago because customers of his hosting company, Armada Hosting, were already inundated with spam that the market's existing solutions just could not get rid of.
The Solido Systems spam filter can be downloaded for a free 30-day trial from http://www.solidosystems.com/products/spamfilter/
About the Solido Systems Spam filter (statements from Christer Hasse, director and founder)
"We see our close collaboration with our sister company Armada Hosting as a clear asset. This- in combination with the flexible design of both the company and our software -allows our developers to keep a finger on the pulse and closely follow developments in the spam threat profile- something that our heavy competitors have difficulty matching."
"In order to achieve this flexibility, we have actively worked from the very start to minimize internal bureaucracy so we can cut down delays in planned technical improvements for the benefit of our customers.""Despite our size, we believe our ability to find better and more creative solutions than our competitors is clear." It is this very focused development of the filter itself that raises the individual developer's awareness of the contexts between the individual components in our software."
About the CEAS conference and competition
CEAS is a conference where the corporate- and academic environments come together to discuss email security. The conference takes place in Silicon Valley on August 21 and 22 at Microsoft, and is the largest of its kind. CEAS was founded by Microsoft and IBM and every year attracts the leading security specialists, as well as researchers from MIT and Cambridge.
The CEAS competition was held from August 5-8 over the course of 72 hours; competing spam filters were subjected to 110,579 spam emails and 27,125 genuine emails, so-called "ham" emails. Solido Systems sorted out 99.9 percent of the spam. The judges of the anti-spam panel consisted of a group of volunteers from the university environment and security experts from IBM and Microsoft. They evaluate the effectiveness of the spam filters based on how many spam emails the filter is able to sort out in relation to how many general mails the filter intercepts.
Technical description of the Solido Systems spam filter:
CEO, Christer Hasse full figure:
CEO, Christer Hasse, half figure:
Try the Solido Systems Spam filter free for 30 days: http://solidosystems.com/download/
Christer Hasse, Founder and CEO:
E-mail: christer @ solidosystems.com
Cell phone: +45 22 48 28 28