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DEFINITION: Bacn (pronounced as "bacon") is Internet slang for email that a user wants to read, but not right away. Bacn includes: Posts from microblogging platforms like Twitter, Pownce or Jaiku. Friend updates from a social networking platform like Facebook or MySpace. Automatically-generated electronic billing statements from wireless companies or banks. Email newsletters to which the user has intentially  … 
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A Guide to Email Security for Mid-sized Businesses
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, examine the current state of email security for mid-sized businesses and evaluate the key features of a successful email gateway security solution. View now to learn how you can mitigate your email risk with multiple antivirus engines, filtering for email exploits, and intelligent spam filtering.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

LogicNow

2010: Cybercrime Coming of Age
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll read that cybercrime is on the rise, not only in terms of the number of perpetrators and the volume of crimes committed, but also in terms of the range of techniques employed to carry them out.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

ESET

Heuristic Analysis- Detecting Unknown Viruses
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 03 Feb 2010

ESET

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the filtering capabilities, threat protection, and message management capabilities available in Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0. Learn how to prevent rapid email virus outbreaks and respond to evolving email securi...
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

The Impact of Messaging and Web Threats
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Messaging, internal and Web-based threats are increasing in number and severity. Read this Osterman Research white paper to learn how organizations must implement a layered defensive strategy to protect against all types of threats and how Sunbelt Software can help.
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Sunbelt Software

Antivirus: The Hippest New Apple Accessory
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that have deployed fleets of Macs and iPads/iPhones, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property can be challenging. This resource demonstrates why it is critical that security administrators need antivirus software for their Macs and MDM tools for their iPads and iPhones.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: In recent years there has been an exponential growth in malware proliferation around the world. Over 30,000 new threats hit the wire each day, requiring more than 3,500 new malware signatures being released daily by anti-malware companies. Read this white paper to learn about Kaspersky's world class, yet affordable anti-malware protection systems.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

Kaspersky Lab

Maintaining Trust: Protecting Your Web Site Users from Malware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the problem of malware and how it is increasingly being delivered through legitimate Web sites. It also introduces new techniques from IBM that are designed to go beyond standard security measures to help organizations proactively defend against threats.
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

How Malware Can Sneak Into Your Company Networks and How to Deal With It
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Taking your network offline might sound like the only effective way to keep viruses and other so-called malware out of your business. But even without the internet, there are still plenty of ways for malicious code to worm its way onto your network. Read this quick white paper for an overview of the main threats and how to protect against them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this Tolly Group competitive performance evaluation, learn how Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation
 
 
EMAIL SPAM FILTERING DEFINITION (continued): … Bacn (pronounced as "bacon") is Internet slang for email that a user wants to read, but not right away. Bacn includes: Posts from microblogging platforms like Twitter, Pownce or Jaiku. Friend updates from a social networking platform like Facebook or MySpace. Automatically-generated electronic billing statements from wireless companies or banks. Email newsletters to which the user has intentially subscribed. Changes to a wiki where the user is a collaborator. The term was coined in August 2007 at Podcamp Pittsburgh, a social media "unconference" attended by bloggers and podcasters. The term "bacn" was chosen because of its similarity to spam. Both are popular pork products and both can fill up your inbox pretty quickly. The term "ham," by way of contrast, is sometimes used to refer to email that a user wants to both receive and read right away.
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