Online Survey on Spam and Phishing launched by Vircom Inc

VircomInc, a leading provider of corporate mail security has launched an online survey on the topic of email spam.

Online PR News – 17-December-2011 – – Montreal, Canada, Friday - December 16, 2011 -- VircomInc, a leading provider of corporate mail security has launched an online survey on the topic of email spam. The online survey is open to the public and targets by both corporate and personal users of email. The survey can be found at http://www.vircom.com/u/spamsurvey

"Spammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in both their approach and techniques used to harness email addresses. Our goal is to research how consumers’ behaviour and attitude make them susceptible to spam," said Damien Rame, head of Marketing at Vircom Inc. "To make matters worse, spammers are not just content in sending advertising emails, but also dangerous malware and phishing messages. These types of emails compromise the end-users computer and result in identity-theft."

The survey specifically questions behavior in regards to the use of social networking sites that access address books, unencrypted Wi-Fi usage at public hotspots and familiarity with known phishing techniques. The survey also covers end-user attitudes towards spam once it manages to arrive in their inbox.

The entire survey can be found at http://www.vircom.com/u/spamsurvey. Participants to the survey are eligible to win regular prizes such as gift cards from Best Buy, Subway and iTunes, along with a grand prize of the new iPhone 4S. Results of the survey will be released in Q1 of 2012.

About Vircom:
Vircom Inc. is a software development and professional services company focused exclusively on email messaging security. Founded in 1994, Vircom is the only email security vendor to offer a wide range of deployment options, proprietary anti-spam technology, complete Windows™ infrastructure integration and premium customer service. Its award-winning products include modusMail™, modusGate™, modusGate™ VM and modusGate™ Appliance. Vircom technology is made available to several major security providers and businesses, and deployed through third-party vendors to customers in more than 100 countries. For additional information, please visit http://www.vircom.com or call 1-888-484-7266.

Press & Media Contact:
Damien Rame
Vircom Inc
460 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 600
Montreal, Québec H3B 1A7 - Canada
+ 1 (514) 845-1666
damien.rame@vircom.com
http://www.vircom.com

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Damien Rame
Vircom Inc
460 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 600
Montreal Québec, H3B 1A7

+ 1 (514) 845-1666