StreamShield Networks Content Forensics helps ISPs eliminate spam ...

Gartner estimates that more than 70% of all worldwide spam is now generated by botnets - a collection of infected zombie machines that remotely send bulk emails on behalf of spammers. Not only do zombies degrade the network performance for those infected internet users, but they increase the service provider’s costs through rising helpdesk calls, higher bandwidth usage and subscriber churn. In many cases, the service provider becomes blacklisted by other providers and is forced to manually track down the infected machines and isolate them from the network. Until now, service providers have had to rely on tools that look for anomalous IP traffic patterns to identify infected users. StreamShield Networks has announces Content Forensics, which allows service providers to monitor, identify and eliminate spam zombies operating on their networks. StreamShield's Content Forensics technology can transparently analyze the content of all emails on the network – including those that do not originate from the service ...

» Security Park - 15-05-2006

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