SingleHop Nets over 400 Million Pieces of Spam in Just Two Months with Barracuda Networks Email Security Appliance

Chicago, IL, January 23rd, 2007: Chicago-based managed dedicated server provider SingleHop, Inc. has already netted a whopping 400 million pieces of spam through the use of Barracuda Networks, Inc.’s enterprise-class Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound appliance.

“Spam is one of the most insidious problems with email today. Not only does it place a load on servers, it dramatically cuts into productivity at the office. Assuming that the average user spends a mere 30 minutes a day dealing with spam, the numbers add up to a staggering annual loss in productivity,” says Zak Boca, CEO of SingleHop. According to SingleHop, 95% of the mail received and filtered is spam, which ultimately relieves 40% of the load on servers.

The Barracuda Networks award winning spam appliance uses a powerful combination of outbound keyword and regular expression scanning, outbound white listing, as well as several advanced detection techniques. The Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound solution helps organizations and ISPs to ensure that all outgoing email is legitimate and virus-free.

“Most email recipients have no idea about what happens on the back end. A couple of years ago spam was the most talked about issue and most users were accustomed to cleaning out their boxes on a daily basis. With today’s sophisticated filter a handful of virus free spam mails may get through, but it’s nothing compared to what we catch,” says Boca.

SingleHop has implemented the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound at its data center located in Chicago, IL, where 700 managed, dedicated servers are located.

About SingleHop, Inc.
SingleHop is the industry’s first fully transparent managed dedicated server ISP. Located in Chicago, IL, SingleHop was formed to deliver low cost managed IT services for the small to medium enterprises from a central Midwest hub location. The company has capacity for over 2000 servers in one datacenter, with a network powered entirely by Cisco.

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