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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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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

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.

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.

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

New Technologies for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: With the frequent threat of virus attacks, hackers, and the uncontrollable forces that can lead to a loss of data, a data protection plan is serious business. Read this white paper for information on such a plan.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 28 Apr 2008

F5 Networks

The Extraordinary Failure of Anti-Virus Technology
sponsored by SecureWave
WHITE PAPER: Anti-Virus technology fails to prevent computers from virus infections. This paper examines how whitelisting prevents malware and defends against evolving threats. Learn about five common security breaches and how whitelisting can help prevent them.
Posted: 02 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

SecureWave

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will introduce you to a security solution that addresses advanced malware, data loss, and other issues from a single, manageable environment and can help limit your exposure to Internet threats. Read on and discover how this solution can offer you advanced e-mail virus and spam protection, comprehensive device control, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

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

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 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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