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VeriSign Introduces Email Security

VeriSign Introduces Email Security

VeriSign, Inc. has launched its VeriSign Email Security Service. This new offering, an extension of VeriSign Intelligence and Control Services, will help businesses of all sizes combat the threat of spam and email-borne viruses. VeriSign Email Security Service offers enterprises a cost-effective, service-oriented approach that delivers a measurable and immediate return on investment by improving IT and employee productivity, reducing bandwidth and storage costs, and increasing email reliability.

VeriSign Email Security Service is easy to deploy and guarantees high levels of availability and accuracy. It provides automatic, rapid updates of heuristics and signatures to reduce the burden on an IT staff. This service leverages VeriSign's global, scalable infrastructure to ensure 99.999% network uptime.

According to Allan Carey, program manager for Security and Business Continuity Services at IDC, "The problem is growing exponentially. In-house IT resources struggle to keep pace with the new email-generated attacks, which make a service-based protection model very attractive for enterprise email systems. Messages can be filtered and cleansed prior to hitting the edge of the company infrastructure."

VeriSign Email Security Service provides:

  • Triple-Layer Spam Filtering - Custom blacklists, fingerprinting and heuristics with over 10,000 rules results in high detection rates with a minimum of false positives
  • Multi-Engine Virus Scanning - Regularly updated scanning using three anti-virus engines to deliver early warning and effective blocking of malicious emails
  • Policy Enforcement - Domain-level filtering for content and attachments for effective enforcement of both inbound and outbound corporate email policies
  • Disaster Recovery - Automatic switch-over to VeriSign's network to provide SMTP connections that queue email, in the event a corporate email server is unavailable
  • Quarantine Access - End-user ability to view suspicious email to determine its legitimacy

    Future enhancements to the Email Security Service will embrace industry initiatives for email authentication, including

  • Sender ID Verification - Verifying the source of all incoming messages, and stopping those that display forged or "spoofed" sender addresses
  • Domain Authentication - Ensuring all e-mail comes from legitimate business entities by checking addresses against VeriSign's own Verified Domains List (VDL). Based on VeriSign's SSL digital certificate issuance process, the VDL contains domain names that are manually verified to have legitimate business owners with authentic and traceable identities. VeriSign will make its Verified Domains List freely accessible to anti-spam software and service providers, to help drive the adoption of email authentication, and pave the way to the eventual elimination of spam.

    VeriSign Email Security Service will be available beginning July 12, 2004. Starting today, however, enterprises are invited to take advantage of a 30-day free trial of the service. For more information, go to: www.verisign.com/products/email-security/index.html.\.

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