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2008-08-05 09:00:27

Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the latest release of Webroot(R) E-mail Security SaaS which features advanced protection against the growing threat of e-mail "backscatter." A side effect of spam, viruses and worms, backscatter occurs when a spammer spoofs a legitimate e-mail address to send an unsolicited message to large distribution lists, causing the e-mail server to flood an unsuspecting e-mail address owner's...

2008-07-29 09:00:41

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SECNAP(R) Network Security Corporation today announced several new additions to its award-winning Email Security Gateway Powered by SpammerTrap(R). Continuing the company's common-sense approach to technological enhancements, the new features add convenience for both system administrators and end-users while further speeding mail filtering and delivery. Outbound and inbound email encryption has been added to support Transport Layer Security (TLS)...

2008-06-25 09:02:41

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. , a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced SonicWALL Email Security 6.2, which features the Bounce-Address-Tag-Validation (BATV) specification to combat an increase in Non-Delivery Report (NDR) spam or backscatter messages. With the BATV mechanism turned on, the product can distinguish a legitimate NDR message from an NDR spam message -- dropping the connection from the NDR spam server. NDR spam is...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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