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Texas University Calculates Financial Benefits Of Its Spam, Virus Defenses
"The ROI perspective comes from the fact that if you have impact against your IT and network resources, it results in downtime and lost ability to get things done," Wagner says.
Spam has been particularly costly. Wagner says the hospital and research institution's 13,000 employees would have received up to 25,000 spam messages per day had it not been for a spam-prevention service implemented earlier this year. In June alone, the service detected and blocked enough spam to account for more than half of all the messages received.
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