IronPort Publishes History of Virus Outbreaks, Including Leading Anti-Virus Vendor Response Times—Revealing Frightening Vulnerability

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Dangerous viruses continue to proliferate with new insidious tactics employed to penetrate networks. Increasingly, viruses are programmed to wreak havoc and destruction, assume identity, and defraud the public. New methods of delivery successfully elude existing protection—rendering viruses even more threatening than in the past. IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters Provide Proven Protection While Network Administrators Await Virus Signatures

IronPort Publishes History of Virus Outbreaks, Including Leading Anti-Virus Vendor Response Times—Revealing Frightening Vulnerability

IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters Provide Proven Protection While Network Administrators Await Virus Signatures

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-- Dangerous viruses continue to proliferate with new insidious tactics employed to penetrate networks. Increasingly, viruses are programmed to wreak havoc and destruction, assume identity, and defraud the public. New methods of delivery successfully elude existing protection—rendering viruses even more threatening than in the past.

-- A typical virus outbreak averages $300 per desktop in IT clean-up costs alone.

-- IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters™ respond much faster than traditional anti-virus technology – providing protection up to 2-64 hours in advance of the first anti-virus vendors to provide signatures. IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters average 13 hours of additional protection during the window of high vulnerability, which occurs between the time a virus is first detected and anti-virus signatures are released.

-- IronPort® has begun publicly posting information where anyone can see the latest outbreaks and IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters’ response times (relative to the largest anti-virus vendors). The 20 most recent major outbreaks can be viewed at the [IronPort Threat Operation Center .

-- IronPort automatically activates user quarantines at pre-set threat levels and alerts customers at the very first sign of a virus outbreak.

-- IronPort customers, prospects, media and the general public can register to receive email alerts at the first sign of an outbreak.

-- IronPort’s enterprise email and Web security customers harness the power of SenderBase® through IronPort Reputation Filters™ and IronPort Web Reputation™ technology. Data from SenderBase is boiled down to a single score, indicating the threat level for each incoming message or URL. SenderBase data also powers IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters, a preventive security service that protects customers from viruses – hours before anti-virus vendors publish virus signatures.

-- SenderBase collects data from more than ten times the networks of competing monitoring systems, with data on more than 25 percent of the world’s email and a significant portion of Web traffic. This provides a statistically significant sample size, resulting in immediate and accurate detection of even low volume attacks. A highly diverse group of over 100,000 organizations, including the largest networks in the world, contribute information to SenderBase on a remarkable five billion messages per day. The SenderBase Network gives system administrators unprecedented real-time visibility into security threats from around the world.

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“IronPort has been preventing virus outbreaks with dramatic results since we invented IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters in 2004. Our public website exposes the tremendous increase in protection that IronPort customers enjoy, even in evermore threatening email and Internet environments, that seem to nurture new inimical and criminal types of viruses every week,” said David Mayer, Product Manager at IronPort. “The public site can also serve as a source of data and reference for press, researchers or anyone interested in an objective view of the abounding threat to the world’s cyber communications.”

Multimedia Links

IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters

Sign up for IronPort Virus Outbreak Alerts

IronPort Threat Operations Center, with Viruses History Information

IronPort SenderBase Network

IronPort Innovation Timeline

The New Anti-Virus Formula Booklet

About IronPort Systems

IronPort Systems is the leading email security provider for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. The company has developed a family of email security appliances, the IronPort C-Series™, that offer breakthrough performance, unprecedented ease of use and reduced total cost of ownership. IronPort is driving new standards and providing innovative products for those faced with the monumental task of managing, protecting, and growing mission-critical email systems. For more information on IronPort products and services, visit: http://www.ironport.com.

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David Oro

415-885-9898

Suzanne Matick

831-479-1888

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