Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Symantec Introduces Integrated Antispam, Antivirus and Content Filtering Solution
Posted on 23-May-2006 22:57. | Tags Filed under: News.



Symantec Corp. has announced an integrated antispam, antivirus and content filtering protection in a single software solution for SMTP gateways. The Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 protects against inbound and outbound email threats at the earliest point of network entry.

Scheduled to be available this month, Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 is the final integration of Brightmail and Symantec technologies into a single, unified solution and is a key component of Symantec Enterprise Messaging Management solution portfolio.

New day-zero virus prevention draws on the reach of Symantecís Probe Network, identifying suspicious attachments that exhibit the qualities of viruses and mass-mailing worms and rerouting them to the new Suspect Virus Quarantine, where they are held until definitions are available. Administrators also have the option of deleting the message, stripping the attachment, generating a notification or performing other actions on a per-recipient basis. In addition, the solution mitigates emerging threats such as phishing and spyware with anti-phishing defences using Sender Policy Framework and Sender ID, and the inclusion of spyware and adware in dispositions for virus policies combats the increasing threat of such programs using links in e-mail to facilitate installation.

Administrators can conduct regular expression and keyword scanning of more than 200 recognised attachment types, including ZIP files, executables, processing, spreadsheet and presentation file formats. Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 also automatically determines the true file type of an attachment through direct physical inspection rather than by extension or MIME type, which prevents malicious senders from attempting to bypass attachment filters with the renaming of a malicious attachment extension to a more commonly used extension (for example, changing the file from .exe to .doc).

A new graphical message auditing allows administrators to perform advanced tracking across multiple scanners in their network. E-mail messages can be searched by subject, date and time range, envelope sender/recipient, disposition, next hop IP and more. The message tracking feature also provides an instant summary of the action performed on the message and for more detailed information, administrators can easily drill down to see a comprehensive, organised view of messagesí flow through the system.

The software provides support for a broad range of operating system platforms, including Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, Sun Solaris 9 and 10, and Red Hat Linux ES/AS 3.0.

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0 is scheduled to be available this month through Symantecís worldwide network of value-added authorised resellers, distributors and systems integrators.




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by freitasm on 21-Jan-2017 08:53 (1787 replies)
Pages... 118 119 120


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Jan-2017 01:46 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by BuzzLightyear on 21-Jan-2017 08:43 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Xtra email no longer receives on Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2011 for MAC
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by richms on 21-Jan-2017 08:29 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Spec check on laptop for GoPro editing please
Created by martyyn, last reply by richms on 20-Jan-2017 17:23 (13 replies)

New Unlimited Fixed Broadband
Created by LivingSkinny, last reply by noroad on 19-Jan-2017 11:14 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4