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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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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

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

Fighting Rootkits: Protecting against stealthy malware by flying under the operating system
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover why rootkits are so harmful to your organization and uncover the innovative and dramatically different approach you should take to protect your organization from these harmful intruders.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Intel

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become the most malicious form of spam, leaving both organizations and consumers vulnerable to financial losses and stolen information. Read this white paper to learn about best practices for protecting your company from phishing attacks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Comprehensive Protection for Email and Web: The World's Most Critical Business Applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Email and the web have revolutionized business communication, providing an unmatched blend of reach, scalability, timeliness, efficiency and overall effectiveness.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortinet, Inc.

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

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

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy an Anti‐Spam Solution
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With so many anti-spam products on the market, how can you be sure you're getting the best solution for your business network? With these ten critical questions as your guide, you can cut through the marketing hype and zero in on the key features and benefits that should guide your decision.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

A Guide to Evaluating Email Security Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: E-mail threats evolve daily. Read this guide to learn the challenges of implementing an email security solution and administrative considerations to make when evaluating potential email security solutions.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

SonicWALL

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
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

McAfee, 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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