Secure Computing on Wednesday announced a new version of its Webwasher gateway security appliance that adds features designed to help protect users from the new round of security threats introduced by Web 2.0 applications.
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IronPort Systems, a Cisco business unit, announced on Tuesday new data-loss prevention and encryption capabilities for its e-mail security appliances.
While fighting cybercrime has become a bigger problem for law enforcement over the past 10 years, given increased involvement from organized-crime groups, officials are seeing some results from recent legislation and international coordination efforts.
August was a busy month for spammers, with junk e-mail levels reaching nearly 70 percent of all messages sent -- despite the quick decline of a new type of spam.
SurfControl on Wednesday announced an upgrade to its e-mail security filter software that adds reputation services and new compliance features, while also easing policy management.
In the first half of 2007, corporate venture-capital groups -- those that are part of a larger corporation, not a private firm -- invested in start-up companies at levels rivaling those reached in 2001.
It appears that PDF spam has had its 15 minutes of fame.
In the month of August to date, there have been 38 malicious-code attacks on instant-messaging networks, double the number experienced in July.
As young adults who grew up on e-mail and online chat enter the workforce, they bring with them a set of newer technologies designed for rapid-fire communication and workplace personalization. Much of this technology may represent better, faster ways of getting a job done, but it also introduces a new round of security threats for corporate networks; and the decision to allow them or not must be made carefully.
Security vendor GFI Software has repackaged its WebMonitor software into three editions, designed to better target the needs of different organizations.
Account confirmation spam is the latest spammer trick, asking recipients to confirm their account information with a bogus organization by logging into a Web site that is infected with the Storm Trojan malware. This latest technique is catching on: Account confirmation spam has grown in volume from 18 percent of all spam on Tuesday to 35 percent Wednesday.
There is 17% more spam heading for in-boxes today than there was yesterday, and spam watchers say it could get even worse before the summer is over.
Postini on Monday announced discovery capabilities with its message archiving service and also announced three new plans for the existing service.
Sendmail has released a new version of its Sentrion messaging security appliance that adds protection for outbound e-mail.
Joining the trend of providing security technology as a service, Proofpoint on Tuesday announced a hosted version of its messaging-security offering.