Infected attachments and phishing emails arrive in employee’s inbox on a minute-by-minute basis, and with 7 out of 10 mails received today being spam, this is a situation that threatens to overwhelm companies that do not have an effective mail filter in place.
Spam is also a productivity killer. If it takes an employee 4 seconds to open, identify and delete a spam mail, an organization with 300 employees receiving 10 spam messages per day will pay out for 102 lost days per year.
Spam slows legitimate network traffic to a crawl. By appropriating part of your bandwidth, spammers blunt your competitive edge. You could invest in a faster connection, but why pay for spammers to get quicker access to your employees?
Without effective protection, it’s only a matter of time before any given network is infected. The sheer number of messages containing malicious attachments and phishing links make it statistically likely that a company will be hit by a spam-related threat at some point.
Employers have a legal responsibility to protect employees from offensive content. If pornographic, sacrilegious or socially offensive spam reaches an employee, then your business could be susceptible to litigation.
Your IT Team must handle every employee’s spam-related complaint. This decreases their productivity and the productivity of the employee.