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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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Advantages of Integrated Messaging Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows you how selecting an integrated messaging security solution reduces wasted IT effort, allows centralized management and permits a single support resource without the finger-pointing that can happen in a multi-vendor environ...
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 03 Aug 2007

Symantec Corporation

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

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

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

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

Symantec Corporation

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.

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

McAfee Security Journal
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
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

McAfee, Inc.

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.

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.
 
 
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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