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ALSO CALLED: UCE, Unsolicited Bulk e-Mail, Email Spam, Spamming, Unsolicited Commercial e-Mail, Spams, UBE, Junk Email, e-Mail Spam
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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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

Slipping Through The Cracks Of Web Services To Serve Malware
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's generation of cybercriminals continue to find more ways to abuse commonly used Web services for spamming and to spread malware. Leveraging the ever-growing number of Web 2.0 and computing platforms to facilitate operations, cybercriminals have moved away from simple and so much more.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Worry-Free Business Security Services
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.

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy an Anti‐Spam Solution
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With so many anti-spam products on the market, how can you be sure you're getting the best solution for your business network? With these ten critical questions as your guide, you can cut through the marketing hype and zero in on the key features and benefits that should guide your decision.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

E-Book: Driving Profitability through Information Security
sponsored by Astaro
EBOOK: While recognizing the need for security is a positive step, many of these organizations are missing an opportunity to improve their operations by using the same tools. In this document you will find some tactics you can add to your security playbook to help make your employees more productive and to help improve your organization’s efficiency.
Posted: 27 Sep 2010 | Published: 27 Sep 2010

Astaro

McAfee Total Protection for Secure Business
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Medium-sized businesses have the dual challenges of enforcing acceptable use policies for email and the web, and ensuring compliance with government data privacy regulations. Read this white paper to learn about security solutions for your medium-sized business.
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Insight

Why Content Filters Can't Eradicate Spam
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The vanguard of current spam management systems has been the content filter. These spam filters use various techniques applied to the words and content of email in order to determine whether the email should be allowed to the recipient or not. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010

Mimecast

ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by ESET
DATA SHEET: Read this paper to learn how 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: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

ESET

What is FakeAV?
sponsored by Sophos UK
WHITE PAPER: Fake AntiVirus, also known as Rogue AntiVirus, Rogues, or ScareWare, is a class of malware that displays false alert messages to the victim concerning threats that do not really exist. This paper provides insight into where FakeAV comes from, what happens when a system is infected with FakeAV, and how users can protect themselves from FakeAV.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Sophos UK

Why Cloud-Based Security and Archiving Make Sense
sponsored by Google Postini
WEBCAST: Join us for this live webinar on 'Why Cloud-Based Security and Archiving Make Sense'. We will address the critical and growing requirements for better email security and email archiving, as well as illustrate the benefits and cost savings of a cloud based approach to managing both.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2010

Google Postini

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
sponsored by Trend Micro
PRODUCT DEMO: Trend Micro Hosted Email Security is independently rated #1 for anti-spam as it blocks 99% of spam 100% of the time. Download a FREE trial version.
Posted: 21 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

Trend Micro Hosted Email Security
sponsored by Trend Micro
PRODUCT DEMO: Trend Micro Hosted Email Security is independently rated #1 for anti-spam as it blocks 99% of spam 100% of the time. Download a FREE trial version.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2010

Trend Micro

Global Threat Trends- Year-End Report 2009
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll learn the most prevalent threats, including their percentage values relative to all the threats detected by ThreatSense.Net®.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

ESET

Email Security for Midsize Organizations
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Whether you address all five areas in a unified approach or concentrate on strengthening your email protection, McAfee has proven products and a dedicated focus to meet the requirements of your organization.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 | Published: 11 Aug 2009

McAfee, Inc.

Network Testing Labs Review: Make Internet Risks and Perils Disappear
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how your organization can install a filtering device that blocks malware from your network. McAfee's Email and Web Security appliance is recognized as an effective tool for identifying "bad" URLs.
Posted: 23 Nov 2009 | Published: 30 Jun 2009

McAfee, Inc.

Information Security Magazine November 2009: Stay in Control
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: Unmanaged changes to IT systems and networks can recklessly increase risk to enterprises. The key is rolling out an accepted change management process, and sticking to it. Read this magazine and find out how a consistent change management process puts you in charge.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 16 Nov 2009

Information Security Magazine

Why You Should Consider Hosted Messaging Security
sponsored by Trend Micro GmbH
WHITE PAPER: In a major study of the hosted services market conducted by Osterman Research in 2008, antispam and virus protection were the two hosted offerings that organizations identified as services that they will likely or definitely deploy to supplement internally managed infrastructure. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 25 Sep 2009 | Published: 19 Feb 2009

Trend Micro GmbH

Spam, Spammers, and Spam Control
sponsored by Trend Micro GmbH
WHITE PAPER: This Ferris Research white paper looks at spam: what it is, how it is sent, and how it is filtered. It unravels the complexities and gives an accessible, factual overview into the scourge of spam.
Posted: 25 Sep 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

Trend Micro GmbH

Panda’s Managed Email Protection Service
sponsored by Panda Security
DATA SHEET: This data sheet provides information on Panda's Managed Email Protection Service, a managed email cleaning service guaranteeing 100% malware-free email, as well a series of key features of a great value to any company.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

Panda Security

Endpoint Security: Visible Coverage in a Single, Scalable Platform
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
DATA SHEET: Read this brief data sheet to learn how Trend Micro's Endpoint Security Platform delivers pervasive visibility and control, speeds time to protection, and increases management efficiency.
Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Jan 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Iron Mountain - E-mail Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript and free yourself from the daily hassles of e-mail management and fighting the inherent risks of e-mail Spam, viruses and noncompliance. Trust Iron Mountain's enterprise-class, cloud-based e-mail management service for 100% e-mail uptime at a cost savings of up to 60% versus on-premises solutions.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

Iron Mountain
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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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