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Mail-Filters Introduces the Industrys First Comprehensive Anti-Phishing Solution

Friday 18 March 2005 19:26 CET | News

Mail-Filters has introduced the industrys first comprehensive anti-phishing solution. Phishing attacks are affecting nearly all consumer and enterprise networks today, according to independent research studies, top industry analysts and IT administrators.

Clear evidence shows that phishing attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication, and in who is being targeted, both consumers and enterprises. Mail-Filters anti-phishing technology is the first in the industry to utilize a two-pronged approach. Mail-Filters technology is designed to stop phishing messages from being delivered to end-users and prevents the end-users from accessing phishing websites designed to look like legitimate businesses (e.g. banks) where an unsuspecting user might provide sensitive information. First Defense -- Stop Phishing Attacks From Being Delivered Phishers have increased the volume and improved the solicitation techniques for messages they send out requesting sensitive information from internet users. The messages typically look official, give a reasonable explanation for requesting information, and provide a link to what appears to be a valid website. Mail-Filters is recognized as the global leader in OEM anti-spam technology with over 30,000 enterprise customers, filtering millions of mailboxes, in over 100 countries and supporting over 30 languages every single day with a catch rate of over 95% and with a false-positive rate of less than 1 in 1,000,000. Its proprietary anti-spam/anti-phishing technology has as its first line of defense the prevention of phishing messages from reaching the users inbox. Second Defense -- Block Users From Accessing Phishing Web Sites For a host of reasons some phishing messages may get through. Mail-Filters now combines its industry recognized anti-spam/anti-phishing technology with new technology to prevent end-users from accessing bogus web-sites that are set up by phishers. As part of the phishing technique, users are often asked to go to what appears to be a legitimate web-site and enter certain information. For example, a phishing message might appear to be from a bank asking the user to visit the banks web-site, log-in to their account, and check a security alert message. The web-site they are directed to does not belong to the bank, but has been set up by the phisher to look exactly like the banks real web-site. The user enters his/her password and username and is informed that everything is fine. The problem is that the user has now given the phisher his/her legitimate username and password ... which the phisher can use for criminal purposes. Availability Mail-Filters new anti-phishing technology is available immediately to both existing and new OEM partners who wish to incorporate this capability into their product-line.


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