[SpamCop-List] [media] "IronPort extends spam-detection tool"
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Tue Jun 15 17:03:29 EDT 2004
"E-mail security vendor IronPort Systems is administering its
spam-catching service to help users stop viruses before they penetrate
their corporate networks.
The company announced this week its Virus Outbreak Filters, which will
be integrated into IronPort's Messaging Gateway appliances to monitor
incoming and outgoing e-mail traffic for messages that may contain
viruses. IronPort is using its SenderBase database, which can monitor
roughly 20 million IP addresses for spammer activity, to also look for
messages that might contain viruses.
"If we see . . . a number of IP addresses that have never sent mail
before suddenly all sending with the same characteristics, say an
encrypted password, we would elevate the threat level and generate an
alert to administrators while automatically starting to quarantine
traffic," says Tom Gillis, IronPort's vice president of marketing...."
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