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DEFINITION: An event sink, sometimes called a listener, is a piece of coding that defines how a server or computer is to handle given events. Event sinks are often used in spam filters to trigger actions in response to the receipt of an e-mail message with defined characteristics or certain types of attachments. The destination of data handled by such a program is also sometimes called an event sink. An event  … 
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Tips from a Security Researcher: Choose the Right Anti-Virus Solution for your Business
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this tech brief, one analyst urges you to look at several different antivirus solutions and come up with a short list of three vendors. Access now for details on three steps to take when searching for an anti-virus solution that fits your needs.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

ESET

McAfee Security Journal
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This edition of the McAfee Security Journal focuses on social engineering, the psychology of decision making, and elementary social psychology to analyze why people fall for social engineering without perceiving the deception.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

Intel 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

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

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn what you need to know about "stealthology" and how you can protect yourself against sneaky criminals. Read on and discover more about stealthy malware like Stuxnet and Zeus, developing rootkit defenses, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Intel Security

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

Email and Web Security SaaS
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about the many offerings of Webroot's Software as a Service (SaaS)-delivered e-mail and Web security suites, including anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-virus, and email archiving and encryption.
Posted: 01 Oct 2009 | Published: 14 Apr 2009

Webroot

Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software is an in-depth analysis of rogue security software programs. Read this report to learn the specifics about security software scams.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

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

Not all Malware Detection is Created Equal
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet is now the number-one conduit for infecting users with malware. Sophos detects a new infected web page every few seconds. This white paper outlines the terms you need to know and the steps you should take to stay safe.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Nov 2009

Sophos, Inc.
 
 
SPAM FILTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  sink directs messages with certain characteristics away from the user's inbox. Such messages may be sent to a quarantine folder or be rejected outright. Each time a message is directed away from the inbox, the program may notify the sender and/or the intended recipient, depending on how the program is written.Among other things, you can use an event sink to specify that:Attachments will download to certain drives or foldersAttachments will be ignored or blockedMessages that would cause an excess of stored data will be rejectedMessages with suspicious characteristics will be quarantined or rejectedNetwork … 
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