Hosting Providers Improve Spam, Malware, Phishing Detection
Hosting suppliers that implement Commtouch messaging security solutions benefit from savings and improved detection of spam, malicious software and phishing, all while maintaining their same infrastructure. “Many tools employed by hosting providers could be ‘free’ in principle, but finish up costing so much in infrastructure, integration and upkeep that they cancel out the supposed savings,” asserted Gabriel Mizrahi, Commtouch VP of technologies. “Hosting suppliers can save huge numbers of servers, bandwidth and storage, not to mention configuration time, by adding one or more of the Commtouch messaging security modules on top of or rather than their open source filtering methods.
Real time , completely automated messaging security solutions from Commtouch block spam, phishing and spyware without regard to messages’ content-type or language. Commtouch solutions are based primarily on Recurring Pattern Detection ( RPD ), a unique, patent protected technology that identifies and blocks outbreaks in realtime. Because Commtouch’s solutions are fully automatic, they seriously cut the amount of time needed by system engineers, since they no longer have a need to make any software or rule updates or adjust their systems to boost protection. For example, Commtouch consistently blocks new kinds of spyware hours or maybe days before standard signature-based antivirus ( see comparative spyware outbreak information ).
Likewise , Commtouch automatically blocks new kinds of spam outbreaks, for example image-based spam or PDF spam. Spam and spyware regularly arrive in enormous waves that overwhelm servers and operations staff. Commtouch solutions block these massive outbreaks, enabling a more predictable mail flow, and easing the use of IT resources. A repeated problem for hosting suppliers happens when one of their clients starts sending spam, and then other “innocent” senders on the same shared infrastructure or IP range start being considered spammers too. This will ruin the reputation of the hosting supplier and forestall its shoppers from sending bonafide mail. These can be hosting purchasers that are either purposely sending undesired mail, or unintentionally, thru shortage of data or because they are infected by a zombie Trojan.
Integration Toolbox Eases Integration
Commtouch provides a wide variety of tools to facilitate easy integration for hosting providers. The integration tools eliminate many of the typical roadblocks to implementing new solutions by reducing the engineering resources needed to integrate Commtouch technology. The integration tools include:
• SpamAssassin plug-in
• Commtouch Milter for Sendmail and Postfix
• Plesk/cPanel plug-ins for these dedicated hosting platforms
• RBL-compatible interface
The Commtouch plug-ins enable access to the following advanced Commtouch messaging security solutions:
• Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection
• GlobalViewTM Mail Reputation Service
In addition, many of Commtouch’s email infrastructure partners provide various solutions for hosting providers.
Meet Commtouch at Hosting Industry Events
Commtouch representatives will be attending these key hosting events in the next several weeks:
• HostingCon, Washington, DC, August 10-12
• Parallels EMEA – Stockholm, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Cologne, Paris, Madrid, London, throughout the month of September
• cPanel Conference – Houston, TX, Oct. 5-7
Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) provides proven messaging and Web security technology to more than 100 security companies and service providers for integration into their solutions. Commtouch’s patented Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) and GlobalView™ technologies are founded on a unique cloud-based approach, and work together in a comprehensive feedback loop to protect effectively in all languages and formats. Commtouch technology automatically analyzes billions of Internet transactions in real-time in its global data centers to identify new threats as they are initiated, protecting email infrastructures and enabling safe, compliant browsing. The company’s expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in mitigating Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users in 190 countries. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif.