Glenview, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2004
Most of the popular mailserver virus scanners won't be able catch new viruses in the near future. You may spend $10,000 on a virus scanner, only to find out that it lets viruses through unscanned.
A vulnerability is a security flaw in a program. You may have heard about some of the more common mail client vulnerabilities, such as the Outlook "MIME Headers" vulnerability (where a virus can be run automatically with certain versions of Outlook). While these are bad, a standard mail-server virus scanner will catch viruses that exploit these vulnerabilities.
However, there is another serious type of vulnerability that has recently been discovered: mail server vulnerabilities that allow viruses to bypass mailserver virus scanners! For example, the "Outlook 'MIME segment in MIME preamble' vulnerability causes Outlook to see viruses that don't actually exist in an email. In this case, a mail client (or mailserver virus scanner) that properly decodes the email will not see an attachment. However, Outlook will incorrectly see an attachment.
When a virus uses this type of vulnerability, it will bypass a standard mail-server virus scanner, and get delivered to the recipient! That's why you should use ActivatorMail: it detects these vulnerabilities! ActivatorMail will be able to catch new viruses that use the vulnerabilities, where standard mailserver virus scanners won't be able to. Do you really want to buy a mailserver virus scanner that can't catch new viruses? Now you can just use ActivatorMail filtering instead.
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