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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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Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 vs. McAfee and Symantec
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
TEST RESULTS: Server and desktop virtualization are essential elements of any IT strategy that seeks to decrease capital and operational expenditures. In the rush to implement virtualization technologies, many organizations simply deploy the same anti-virus solution that is in use on their physical server and desktop systems.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

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

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 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

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

Worry-Free Business Security Standard
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Learn why your traditional antivirus is putting your business at risk from web threats, viruses, spam and more. Discover how Worry-Free Business Security can help.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

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

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

Virtually Eliminate Spam and Viruses: Virtualization Comes to Messaging Security
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast will discuss the many benefits of virtualization and how Proofpoint's virtual appliance brings those benefits to the messaging security market, the latest spam and virus trends are also discussed.
Posted: 18 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Dec 22, 2006

Proofpoint, Inc.

McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2010
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This quarter we have seen quite a bit of activity from old nemeses such as Koobface, fake anti-virus software, password-stealing Trojans, and AutoRun (a.k.a. USB-based) malware; however, all these attack vectors take a backseat to the quarter’s most significant threat: Stuxnet. This report will look at the top malware threats around the globe.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

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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