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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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Countdown: Top 5 technologies to help battle the new spam threat
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
PODCAST: In this featured podcast, Michael Cobb counts down the top 5 ways for your company to battle new and evolving spam threats, and discusses the pros and cons of current antispam technologies.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Nov 27, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Trend Micro, Inc.

Next-generation spam
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WEBCAST: This Podcast examines the top 5 alternative technologies enterprises can use in the battle against spam.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Nov 27, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

Trend Micro, Inc.

Guarding Against Next-Gen Spam/ Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
WEBCAST: This Webcast examines state-of-the-art defenses in email attacks and looks specifically at the technological and management requirements facing these new threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

Countdown: Top 5 next-generation messaging attacks that antivirus can't catch
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
PODCAST: Malicious messaging attacks; such as embedded code in Web pages, worms in downloads, PDFs and GIF images and more; are wreaking havoc on enterprise IT system. How do these attacks work and what can you do?
Posted: 15 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

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

Global Threat Research Report: Russia
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This report takes an in-depth look at the security threat the Russian Business Network (RBN) is to North American-based enterprise businesses. Learn more about their current infrastructure, its corruption, and the impact the RBN has on business today.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

VeriSign, Inc

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

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

Email Security Eguide
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Email security and spam only get more difficult to control as spammers get more sophisticated. Read this eGuide from SearchWindowsSecurity.com contributors to get a better understanding of just how big a threat spam is and what to do about it.
Posted: 01 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Sunbelt Software

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

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this download and see how Symantec's Mail Security for SMTP can help your company defend against viruses, spam, and other unwanted content. It also provides high-performance, integrated protection against threats at the Internet email gateway.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Premiered: 14 May 2007

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Internet Security Threat Report details the issues related to online fraud and examines current trends in the internet security landscape. Read this paper today and learn about the future of internet attacks and what to expect in the coming years.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become the most malicious form of spam, leaving both organizations and consumers vulnerable to financial losses and stolen information. Read this white paper to learn about best practices for protecting your company from phishing attacks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

McAfee, Inc.

Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway Virtual Edition
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: VMware virtualization products require alternative messaging security solutions than those that support physical server software. This free trial download provides best-in-class messaging security designed specifically to support VMware products.
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2006

Proofpoint, Inc.

Protecting the Windows Environment: A Blueprint for Small and Mid-sized Organizations
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many companies rely on a Microsoft® Windows® environment. But many fail to recognize the vulnerabilities in Windows based systems. Explore the challenges and learn about a strategy for mitigating risk without adding cost and complexity.
Posted: 25 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Symantec Corporation

Why Bayesian Filtering Is the Most Effective Anti-spam Technology
sponsored by GFI Software
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This white paper describes how Bayesian filtering works and explains why it is the best way to combat spam.
Posted: 02 May 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

GFI Software

J.E. Dunn Construction Eliminates Spam and Increases Productivity Using Proofpointâ„¢
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
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

Proofpoint, 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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