Demand For Anti-spam Solutions Grew 50% In 12 Months

Demand For Anti-spam Solutions Grew 50% In 12 Months

According to the latest study by the Radicati Group, the number of spam messages worldwide has grown 115% from 15 billion in 2003, to 35 billion spam messages in 2004. Despite recent legislation, such as the US federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, corporate organizations and consumers are investing more than ever in anti-spam technology.

The market for anti-spam solutions (including both anti-spam vendors and anti-spam outsourcers) is expected to top $979 million in 2004, an increase of over 50% from 2003. The market is expected to grow to over $1,740 million by 2008. By year-end 2004, 55% of all active mailboxes are excpected to have an anti-spam solution.

According to the research, IM spam will triple from 400 million messages in 2003 to 1.2 billion messages in 2004 as a result of a growing number of corporate and consumer IM users, and a sharp increase in published IM names in corporate and public directories.

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