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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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Anti-spam tricks for the midmarket toolbox
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
PODCAST: Listen in as Stephen Cobb, adjunct professor of Information Assurance at Norwich University, Vermont, and president of Cobb Associates, discusses the spam challenges that are facing CIOs in the midmarket.
Posted: 01 Oct 2008 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Gaining credibility in the fight against spam
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PODCAST: In this expert podcast, we look at what role reputation systems play in gaining credibility in the fight against spam.
Posted: 24 Mar 2008 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2008, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Emerging Threats: The Changing Face of Email
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: More than three years after the infamous declaration from Microsoft's Bill Gates that "spam will be solved" in 2009, unsolicited junk mail continues to bombard email servers, dumping malicious attachments, phishing lures and spam advertising for fake pharmaceuticals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Kaspersky Lab

Symantec Protection Suite Challenge
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this demo to take Symantec's Protection Suite Challenge and see how your network security stacks up so you can focus on your business.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 28 Jul 2009

Symantec Corporation

Security Threat Report: July 2009 Update
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are continuing to face a challenging threat landscape. Check out this paper to learn about recent security threats related to Web 2.0, social networking sites, email, mobile devices, and Mac computers.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Online Dating: Keeping Your Members Safe from Online Scams and Predators
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you understand what new and innovative techniques can be used to protect the reputation of your business, keep your members in a safe and trusted environment, while keeping the fraudsters out. Device fingerprinting helps identify the bad guys so sites can eliminate their accounts from the network once and for all.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

iovation, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Is SaaS the Future of Enterprise Security?
sponsored by Webroot
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses how The Web has become a primary attack vector most businesses are not yet prepared for. Compliance and data leakage are a growing concern, and the economic downturn is causing every organization to re-evaluate its spending on personnel and IT resources and how SaaS may just be the answer to these
Posted: 04 Jun 2009 | Published: 04 Jun 2009

Webroot

Seven Design Requirements for Web 2.0 Threat Protection
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about new Web 2.0 threats and why most security solutions in place today can't adequately protect against them. Check out the Seven Design Requirements for Web 2.0 Threat Prevention and an overview of McAfee product and technology offerings that address these requirements.
Posted: 23 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

McAfee, Inc.

Best Practices in Using Reputation-based Anti-Spam Services for Email Security
sponsored by IronPort Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the origins of IP reputation services; test results on Cisco IronPort's own reputation service, SenderBase; best practices in using reputation services; and the ROI of reputation services.
Posted: 17 Mar 2009 | Published: 09 Feb 2009

IronPort Systems

Web Threats: Challenges and Solutions
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to better understand Web threats and their impacts, as well as why conventional methods fail to protect against these threats and the characteristics of a new approach required to ensure security, regulatory compliance, and business continuity.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

Trend Micro, Inc.

McAfee Initiative to Fight Cybercrime
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fighting Cybercrime requires a three-pronged approach: technology & innovation, education, and legal frameworks.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Institutional Identity Theft: How the Identity Theft of Your Customers Leads to the Erosion of Your Company's Profits and Good Name
sponsored by Perimeter eSecurity
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper for a look at the real losses sustained by organizations whose customers experience identity theft and best policies, procedures, and solutions to reduce your organizations risk.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 | Published: 04 Dec 2008

Perimeter eSecurity

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

The Essential Guide to Protecting Essential Information
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this whitepaper to learn how your organization can implement threat protection and powerful policy-based control over sensitive data and remain safe and productive while using the internet to its full potential.
Posted: 19 Nov 2008 | Published: 19 Nov 2008

Websense, Inc.

Total E-mail Security
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Malware is becoming ever more sophisticated every day. Only through effective tools that incorporate fast responses against all categories of malware will organizations be able to maintain the health of their critical business systems.
Posted: 11 Nov 2008 | Published: 11 Nov 2008

Sunbelt Software

Podcast: Cutting Infrastructure Costs by Stopping Unwanted Mail at the Perimeter: Introduction to Stopping Unwanted Mail
sponsored by Sendmail, Inc.
PODCAST: This new Ask the Expert podcast series focuses on how businesses can significantly cut costs by modernizing their messaging infrastructure and stopping unwanted mail from ever touching it.
Posted: 03 Nov 2008 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2008

Sendmail, Inc.

That Was Then This Is Now: The New Rules of Email Marketing
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this new era of CAN-SPAM legislation, overflowing inboxes and ever-increasing customer expectations, many of the practices that worked for emailers in the past simply won't work anymore. This paper reviews the new rules of email marketing.
Posted: 08 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Silverpop Systems Inc.

All-in-one Email Security Reduces Spam and IT Administration Time
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
CASE STUDY: After using an earlier version of Sunbelt’s enterprise anti-spam solution, Roberts Wesleyan College reviewed a number of software solutions and found Ninja to be the best product at the best price.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Sunbelt Software

Global Best Practices in Email Security, Privacy and Compliance
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A new generation of email security solutions is needed to meet the challenges of growing message traffic, rapidly-evolving security threats and increasingly complex data protection and privacy regulations. This paper examines such a solution.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Proofpoint, Inc.

Regulations Shift Focus on Outbound Email Security
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Outbound email and other electronic communications pose a significant risk for data loss or leakage. This white paper will examine the new email security and compliance challenges and ways to address them.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 10 Jul 2008

Proofpoint, Inc.

The Advantages of a Hosted Security Model
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations today are responding to new types of email threats. This white paper discusses how a hosted security is now a viable solution for organizations and is increasingly deployed to ensure better security and reduced costs.
Posted: 19 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Websense, Inc.

Attachment Spam - The Latest Trend
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains what makes spam such an unbearable problem and how spamming tactics are evolving daily to beat anti-spam software.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

GFI Software

NAC: Managing Unauthorized Computers
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unauthorized endpoint computers pose security risks to organizations. This paper looks at how a complete Network Access Control (NAC) solution can protect the network from unauthorized access from unknown computers or people with malicious intent.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Sophos, Inc.

Comprehensive Protection for Email and Web: The World's Most Critical Business Applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Email and the web have revolutionized business communication, providing an unmatched blend of reach, scalability, timeliness, efficiency and overall effectiveness.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortinet, Inc.

Methods, Motivations, and Mitigation of Insider Threats
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the real impact of insider threats. From the motives and means, to types of insider attacks and best practices, learn more about how this complicated criminal behavior is impacting enterprise today.
Posted: 28 Nov 2007 | Published: 13 Feb 2007

VeriSign, Inc
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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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