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Authentication Takes a Bite Out of Spam

SAN DIEGO -- Disguised as innocent offers to save 80% on discreet prescription shipments and opportunities to earn a genuine college diploma in two weeks, spam e-mails are generating a widespread technology arms war.

However, speakers at the recent 2005 Burton Group Catalyst Conference said thwarting spam isn't a lost cause.
Trent Henry and Daniel Golding, senior analysts with the Midvale, Utah-based research firm, suggested antispam strategies for both inbound and outbound e-mail.

Golding said enterprises should vigilantly work to control spam because it's ultimately a drain on company resources and a negative reflection on corporate reputations.

To better control inbound spam, the analysts suggested combining malware protection and spam prevention, enforcing policies such as keyword and content outbound filtering, as well as adding confidentiality and encryption.

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