Antispam: AVG Internet Business Security Edition And Kaspersky Anti-Spam 3.0
We have two products that we honor, together, in this space. In 2008, the CRN Test Center reviewed dozens of antispam solutions—with a dwindling number of new products sent to market during 2009. Still, AVG and Kaspersky have delivered products that stand out. We found the antispam component of AVG's suite to be stellar -- particularly as a potential solution for small business. It works well, takes up very little PC overhead, and even as one item as part of a larger software suite does a noticeable job in fighting phishing attempts and server-based spam. We also liked the approach of Kasperksy Anti-Spam 3.0, which provides tools including list-based filtration, trend-based spam blocking, linguistic heuristics (which scans individual items for spam characteristics), and access to Kaspersky's spam signature database. Both offerings are more than worthy of consideration.