Stories by Cara Garretson

Clearswift upgrades e-mail security appliance

Clearswift this week announced an upgrade to its e-mail appliance that features unified policy management for organizations looking to secure both their e-mail and Web communications.

'Call my e-mail,' Yoomba says

Startup Yoomba has launched its namesake service that lets e-mailers place VOIP calls and exchange instant messages.

PDF spam ready to take replace declining image spam

Security vendors and users agree that image spam is finally on the decline, but at the same time a new kind of spam is emerging that uses an attached PDF file to trick recipients into buying stock in a company.

Harry Potter worm says he is dead

Always ready to hitch their creations to current pop-culture events, malware writers have developed a new worm just in time for the release of the latest "Harry Potter" movie and novel.

Spam outbreak hits 5 billion messages

A major spam outbreak hit the Internet Wednesday causing the stock it was pumping to jump significantly in trading volume, according to communications security company IronPort.

How much spam is your company sending?

Everyone knows how big a problem receiving spam has become for many companies, but another growing problem is the amount of spam companies are unwittingly sending out

Nokia, Mirapoint team up on mobile security

Messaging vendor Mirapoint on Monday announced a deal with Nokia that includes the cell phone giant releasing a version of its Intellisync Mobile Suite to work with Mirapoint's messaging security appliances.

Pfizer alerts employees of data breach

Drug maker <a href="">Pfizer</a> has been busy alerting 17,000 present and former employees that due to a policy violation on a company computer, their names and Social Security numbers have been exposed to potential unauthorized access.

Gartner's Pescatore on security

Following his keynote speech at the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington, D.C., this week, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst John Pescatore answered a few questions from Vic Wheatman, managing vice president at Gartner.