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DEFINITION: Spam is unsolicited e-mail on the Internet. (E-mail that is wanted is sometimes referred to as ham.) From the sender's point-of-view, spam is a form of bulk mail, often sent to a list obtained from a spambot or to a list obtained by companies that specialize in creating e-mail distribution lists. To the receiver, it usually seems like junk e-mail. Spam is roughly equivalent to unsolicited telephone  … 
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Stopping Malicious Botnets
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Symantec Intelligence Report - August 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get the most recent analysis on cybersecurity threats and trends, and gain insight on what to expect in the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Symantec Corporation

The New Phishing Attack: How to Avoid Taking the Bait
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: Can you tell the difference between legitimate emails and phishing attempts? Unfortunately, new phishing strategies can circumvent traditional email security defenses. This guide details where traditional approaches fall short, and outlines recommendations for email security success.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2012

Websense

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

About to Buy Guide: Spam/virus protection for Exchange
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the value of a comprehensive email security strategy, and compares the pros and cons of various approaches. Discover how you can gain the antispam and antivirus protection you need to keep email threats at bay and productivity high.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 05 Jun 2012

Mimecast

Beyond Spam - Email Security in the Age of Blended Threats
sponsored by EdgeWave
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, explore the new threat reality, including the tactics and designs cyber criminals are using today and uncover some of the next generation technologies that can help mitigate these threats.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012

EdgeWave

Global Threat Report January 2012: Where are the 419s of Yesteryear?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This January 2012 Global Threat report offers information and articles on today's threat environment including the lastest list of the top 10 threats. View now to gain key insight from security researchers and experts exploring 419s, the need for need anti-virus, anti-malware or anti-spam, 2012 trends, PUAs and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

ESET

The Seven Deadly Traps of IPv6 Deployment - And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: The transition to IPv6 is unavoidable. How it will happen and the effects of it are the questions to ask now.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 25 Jan 2012

Infoblox

Xforce Trend and Risk Report 2010
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: The IBM X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report provides statistical information about all aspects of threats that affect Internet security, including software vulnerabilities and public exploitation, malware, spam, phishing, web-based threats, and general cyber threats.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

GlobalSign Malware Monitoring: Protecting your website from distributing hidden malware
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives you a solution to keeping your websites safe, protecting your customers and securing the reputation of your company.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

GlobalSign

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This white paper touches on a new malware protection system that was designed for today and tomorrow. It provides the best overall protection for all businesses and does this with the best total cost of protection available today.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Kaspersky Lab

Death and Taxes...and Hackers
sponsored by Imperva
VIDEO: View this video to learn about a tax scheme that is sweeping through the internet, and how to avoid falling victim to it.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 01 Apr 2011

Imperva

Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by ESET
DATA SHEET: ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server blocks all types of email-borne malware and spam. It scans your email traffic with industry-leading precision, low system footprint and high scanning speed - so slowdowns will be a thing of the past
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

ESET

Fortune 200 Firm Achieves Global Email Protection
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Eaton Corporation, a premier industrial manufacturer, is an industry leader in diversified power management and ranks in the Fortune 200.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
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.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

Sophos Security Threat Report 2011
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Let our new 2011 Security Threat Report be your weapon in the battle against malware. It describes the significant threats of 2010, what to watch for in 2011, and more importantly, what you need to do to get ahead of them.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Sophos, Inc.

2010 Threat Report
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Websense® Security Labs™ uses the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network to discover,classify, and monitor global Internet threats and trends. Featuring the world’s first Internet HoneyGrid™, the system uses hundreds of technologies to parse through more than 1 billion pieces of content daily,searching for security threats.
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Websense, Inc.

E-Guide: Enterprise UTM Security: The Best Threat Management Solution?
sponsored by NETGEAR Inc.
EGUIDE: If you believe everything you read, enterprise unified threat management (UTM) products and appliances are the silver bullet for information security. However, I've never met a security professional who believes everything they read. UTM provides decent network security for small to midsized businesses, but probably has no place in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

NETGEAR Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Rogue Security Software - An In-Depth Look And The Challenges For Business
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Chris Boyd, GFI Software’s Senior Threat Researcher, provides an in-depth look into Rogue antivirus. He details the damage it can cause and how they have been tailored to look like legitimate products. You will also learn what businesses can do to better protect their network and end users from these threats.
Posted: 03 Dec 2010 | Published: 03 Dec 2010

Sunbelt Software

Exchange Insider E-Zine - Volume 5: When Disaster Strikes in Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by Google
EZINE: Volume 5 of the Exchange Insider e-zine looks at how Exchange Server 2010’s database availability groups can ease an administrator’s backup and disaster recovery stress. Also learn how Forefront Protection 2010 can help defend Exchange 2010 servers from spam and malware attacks, and best practices for email archiving and e-discovery.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Google
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SPAM DEFINITION (continued): …  marketing calls except that the user pays for part of the message since everyone shares the cost of maintaining the Internet. Spammers typically send a piece of e-mail to a distribution list in the millions, expecting that only a tiny number of readers will respond to their offer. It has become a major problem for all Internet users. The term spam is said to derive from a famous Monty Python sketch ("Well, we have Spam, tomato & Spam, egg & Spam, Egg, bacon & Spam...") that was current when spam first began arriving on the Internet. SPAM is a trademarked Hormel meat product that … 
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