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Spam will soon be off the breakfast menu

  • 17 September, 2003 11:52

<p>Sydney, 16 September 2003 – Spammers will find it harder to clog in-boxes with the launch of Clearswift’s spamActive™ three hourly updates. spamActive increases detection and prevention of unsolicited email at the gateway and now gives updates on newly discovered spam every three hours.</p>
<p>Clearswift, the world leader in managing and securing electronic communications, harvests thousands of examples of spam from global seed email accounts and accumulates these in databases. Spam terms and subject lines are extracted from these global databases and are placed on the Clearswift website for customers to download.</p>
<p>"Everyone hates coming into work and clearing inboxes of spam which has poured in overnight. spamActive works through the day and night, automatically updating email filtering and blocking new spam,” said Chy Chuawiwat, managing director Clearswift Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>“Spammers are continually changing their tactics, trying to bypass email filtering software. The spamActive™ service gives organisations the most up to date list of spam, enabling them to react swiftly and automatically,” he said.</p>
<p>spamActive™ can be configured to download the latest database automatically and update email filtering policies. Incoming emails that match the latest spam profiles immediately trigger the anti-spam policies set by Clearswift customers, effectively blocking unsolicited email, or are marked, allowing the user to delete or move them to a separate inbox folder.</p>
<p>The spamActive™ service is part of Clearswift’s multi-layered approach to spam filtering. At the network layer, organisations should use real time blacklists, anti-relay, domain verification and local block lists. Then at the content layer, organisations should apply textual analysis of content and deploy service feeds that provide regular updates on new spam content patterns. Organisations should also apply policy-based spam filtering based on sender and recipient groups.</p>
<p>spamActive™ is a managed service and is available to Clearswift ENTERPRISEsuite™ and CS MAILsweeper™ for SMTP customers.</p>
<p>About Clearswift:
Clearswift is the world's leading provider of software for managing and securing electronic communications. Clearswift delivers the capabilities for organisations to protect themselves against email and web-based threats, meet legal and regulatory requirements, implement productivity-saving policies and manage intellectual property passing through their network.</p>
<p>The company's expertise lies in establishing and enforcing e-policies. Content security threats include the circulation of inappropriate images and text, spam and oversize files, loss and corruption of data, breaches of confidentiality, as well as viruses and malicious code. More information about Clearswift, its products and services is available at</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Monica Vardabasso
Primary Communication
61 2 9212 3888, 0414 472 012 or</p>
<p>Chy Chuawiwat
Clearswift Asia Pacific
61 2 9424 1220</p>

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