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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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Global Threat Trends: October 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this month's Global Threat Trends to learn about the top 10 security threats in October. Discover what’s new on the cyber front and get an inside look at this year's eCity Symposium, and more!
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

ESET

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

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

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

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2008
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a detailed overview of current Internet threat activity, malicious code, and known vulnerabilities. It also examines the latest trends in phishing and spam tactics and discusses how regional differences affect malicious activity globally.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

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Should You Install Messaging Security Software on Your Exchange Server?
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the pros and cons of installing third-party software on the Exchange Server, and information on Sunbelt Software's Ninja Email Security.
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Sunbelt Software

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

Network Security Report: The State of Network Security in Schools
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this comprehensive resource to learn how to overcome the challenges of securing school networks. Discover ways to control sources of vulnerability that are inherently difficult to control. Additionally, achieve a better understanding of the ever-changing landscape of technology and malware.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

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

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
 
 
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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