Six spam fighters face real-world test

Wednesday, 1 October 2003, 2:41 PM EST

After reviewing RFP responses from more than 30 anti-spam vendors, eWEEK Labs and service provider WiscNet invited six companies to show what they could do to help WiscNet solve its spam problem.

The results, following, are based on WiscNet's installation and initial use of each product in a variety of test environments that sought to simulate the vastly different constituencies that WiscNet serves. These include elementary-school, high-school and college students; faculty and administrators at all levels of education; and library staff.

In addition to comparing products side by side, we wanted to evaluate the different methods of implementation: software, hardware appliance and service.

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