Mailshell Excels Again in Independent Shoot-Out Among Email Spam Providers

Mailshell accurately detected 99.84% of spam, better than IBM, Symantec, McAfee, Fortinet, Sophos and nearly all others, in a competition of 20 of the world’s leading spam filters.

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2012

VIRUS BULLETIN CONFERENCE -- Mailshell continues to catch more email spam, with fewer errors, than nearly all other internet security vendors, according to the newest VBSpam Comparative Test, the industry’s leading independent testing program. Mailshell accurately detected 99.84% of spam, better than IBM, Symantec, McAfee, Fortinet, Sophos and nearly all others, in a competition including 20 of the world’s leading spam filters. Mailshell is the leading provider of Internet security engines for OEMs, including anti-spam, anti-phishing, DNS Security and URL filtering. Thousands of companies and millions of consumers worldwide rely on "Powered by Mailshell" filtering engines for Internet security.

The VBSpam tests are administered by Virus Bulletin, and benchmark leading vendors' filters using identical streams of email. The test ran for 16 consecutive days, from August 18th to September 3rd. In this most recent test, Mailshell correctly identified 133,982 out of 134,200 spam emails, for a 99.84% detection rate. Among legitimate emails, Mailshell blocked only two emails out of more than 10,300, for a false positive rate that was also better IBM, Symantec, McAfee and nearly all others tested. The test results are available at: http://www.mailshell.com/VBSpamSep2012.pdf

"Our OEM partners rely on independent test results in their own sales and marketing efforts," said Eytan Urbas, vice president at Mailshell. “They can point to these numbers as proof that the engine they chose provides superior detection versus their competitors.”

Mailshell's Anti-Spam SDK provides complete and consistently accurate protection against email fraud, phishing and spam. The solution includes a locally installed SDK, as well as access to Mailshell LiveFeed, a real-time cloud-based data service that quantifies traffic reputation via advanced statistical models. The company has more than 60 LiveFeed data centers in more than 20 countries on six continents for maximum availability and minimum latency. By focusing reputation on mathematical models, rather than simply an 'IP black list' approach, LiveFeed provides more accurate, highly scalable detection.

Mailshell's SDKs are available on more than 10 operating systems and require as little as 32KB of code on the device. Mailshell's SDKs are embedded into security, networking and messaging products including software appliances, SaaS platforms, gateway security software, desktop security suites, UTM, mobile devices, wireless access points, firewalls, modems, and other low memory devices. More than ten of the premier filters for Windows desktops integrate the Mailshell engine. In addition to SDKs for email protection, Mailshell offers an Anti-Phishing SDK for mobile and web, a DNS SDK for secure, encrypted DNS protection, and the LiveFeed SDK for URL filtering and content categorization.

About Mailshell: Mailshell (http://www.mailshell.com) is the leading provider of Internet security engines for OEMs. Mailshell's software helps its global network OEM partners generate new revenue, up-sell existing products to new customers and minimize related engineering and support costs. In addition to SDKs for email protection, Mailshell offers an Anti-Phishing SDK for web and mobile security, a DNS SDK for secure, encrypted DNS protection and the LiveFeed SDK for URL filtering and content categorization. The company's mission is to organize information so people get only what they want, and only when, where and how they want it. Follow Mailshell on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mailshell.


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