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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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Total E-mail Security
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Malware is becoming ever more sophisticated every day. Only through effective tools that incorporate fast responses against all categories of malware will organizations be able to maintain the health of their critical business systems.
Posted: 11 Nov 2008 | Published: 11 Nov 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.

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

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

Heuristic Analysis- Detecting Unknown Viruses
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 03 Feb 2010

ESET

A Guide to Keeping E-mail Legal: Four Pillars of Compliance
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides guidance on how to keep your company use of e-mail systems legal, without interrupting basic business processes. It also explains the compliance requirements that affect e-mail systems.
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

SonicWALL

Antivirus: The Hippest New Apple Accessory
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that have deployed fleets of Macs and iPads/iPhones, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property can be challenging. This resource demonstrates why it is critical that security administrators need antivirus software for their Macs and MDM tools for their iPads and iPhones.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

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 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

2010: Cybercrime Coming of Age
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll read that cybercrime is on the rise, not only in terms of the number of perpetrators and the volume of crimes committed, but also in terms of the range of techniques employed to carry them out.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

ESET
 
 
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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