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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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The Compliance and Security Balancing Act
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EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Karen Scarfone provides several practical tips on technologies that improve enterprise email security, and Christine Parizo discusses how to strike an ideal balance between compliance and security, when "compliant" doesn't necessarily mean "secure."
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014


Mobile Security Strategies
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ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report for Computer Weekly members explains the security risks and challenges of using mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 | Published: 09 Nov 2012

Email and Web Security SaaS
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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


Network Security Report: The State of Network Security in Schools
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Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

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Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
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WHITE PAPER: The very best anti-spam solutions today de­liver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Check out this white paper to see how enterprises can defend themselves with a comprehensive and adaptive anti-spam solution such as the Proofpoint Protection Suite.
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J.E. Dunn Construction Eliminates Spam and Increases Productivity Using Proofpoint™
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CASE STUDY: J.E. Dunn Construction received an increasing volume of unsolicited and often-offensive inbound emails, which hampered employee productivity and constrained IT resources. Disgruntled employees reported spending one to two hours per day deleting spam.
Posted: 15 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

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Online Enemy #1: Blackhole Exploit Kit
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The Extraordinary Failure of Anti-Virus Technology
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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.
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A Guide to Evaluating Email Security Solutions
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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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