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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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Online Enemy #1: Blackhole Exploit Kit
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper offers key insight and advice for combatting Blackhole malware attacks on your organization's machines. Learn how to successfully thwart these types of threats with automated, centralized software patching.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how, by combining powerful management tools, ease of use for end users, impressive performance and state-of-the-art proactive threat detection, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the most effective way to protect your business’ valuable data assets while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

ESET

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

Putting Anti-spam Solutions to the Test . . . Before You Buy
sponsored by MailFrontier
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you take the anxiety out of testing anti-spam solutions. By following our five-step plan, you can test anti-spam solutions quickly and easily. Most important, you will get results you can trust.
Posted: 10 Aug 2004 | Published: 01 Aug 2004

MailFrontier

Plugging the Leaks: Proven Approaches for Securing Corporate Email
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper today and discover 5 initial best practices for securing your company's inbound and outgoing email messages and learn about easy to implement security policies that ensure your organization's messages are compliant.
Posted: 27 Jul 2007 | Published: 18 Aug 2006

Proofpoint, Inc.

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.

Case Study: School District Switches to Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security-- Camden County Schools Virtualize Gateway Security, Increase Spam and Spyware Protection
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn Camden County Schools provide students with information technology that increases learning and achievement while simultaneously driving administrative efficiencies and effectiveness.  
Posted: 27 Aug 2010 | Published: 27 Aug 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The very best anti-spam solutions today de­liver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Check out this white paper to see how enterprises can defend themselves with a comprehensive and adaptive anti-spam solution such as the Proofpoint Protection Suite.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

Advantages of Integrated Messaging Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows you how selecting an integrated messaging security solution reduces wasted IT effort, allows centralized management and permits a single support resource without the finger-pointing that can happen in a multi-vendor environ...
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 03 Aug 2007

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

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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