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Kaspersky Lab Ensures Rapid Anti-spam Protection with New Database-Updates Technology

09 Dec 2011
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Kaspersky Lab, one of the leading developers of content and threat management solutions providing protection against malware, hackers and spam, announces its new technology aimed at better protection from spam. The technology, named the Enforced Anti-Spam Updates Service, is utilized in all recent Kaspersky Lab corporate anti-spam products, and is used to deliver urgent database updates to clients.

According to a Kaspersky Lab report, the average share of unsolicited messages in the second quarter of 2011 was 82.5%. In order to effectively block spam, different methods can be used. One of them is the content-based method – one of the most effective for corporate e-mail systems – handling hundreds of thousands of e-mails daily. The database containing snapshots of known unwanted messages should be updated frequently.

Traditional techniques of producing a database update and distributing it to clients usually entailed a delay of approximately ten minutes. This is a substantial amount of time for an anti-spam database, which, in Kaspersky Lab’s case, gets updated more than 150 times a day. Eventually this shortcoming leads to 2-3% of spam being missed by the anti-spam software.

The Enforced Anti-Spam Updates Service provides updates for Kaspersky Lab’s anti-spam solutions almost immediately using a special push method. This approach ensures that Kaspersky Lab’s anti-spam service and its clients have the same database at any given time. In turn, the rapid updates technology increases the overall detection rate of spam messages.

The Enforced Anti-Spam Updates Service will be featured in the upcoming maintenance releases of Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server and Kaspersky Linux Mail Security (formerly Kaspersky Mail Gateway). Later, the technology will be also applied in Kaspersky Hosted Security and Kaspersky Anti-Spam SDK.

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