SOURCE: Panda Security

October 09, 2007 15:56 ET

SPAM: 91% of Mail Received by Companies in September Was Spam

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Over 91 percent of email received by companies in September was spam, according to data collected by the TrustLayer Mail managed security service from Panda Security.

This percentage is slightly up on the figure for last month (87.49%), confirming the trend that has prevailed throughout the year with spam percentages around the 90 percent mark.

The most frequently detected malicious codes in corporate email were the Netsky.P worm and the Downloader.PSJ Trojan.

This Panda Security service guarantees 100% virus-free mail backed by a Service Level Agreement, so email-borne threats are blocked before they even reach company mailboxes.

TrustLayer Mail includes technology that combines signature-based protection with a system for consulting a global network of continuously updated security servers. Thanks to this system, it is able to detect 98.5 percent of all spam. It also returns a false positive ratio of just 1 in every 27,905 messages processed. This data has been compiled from the networks protected by TrustLayer Mail during the solution's trial phase.

The TrustLayer system architecture offers load-balancing and redundancy and is designed to offer maximum availability (99.99%) to ensure an uninterrupted message delivery service: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This high availability is supported by a team of experts, day and night, monitoring the 24x7 mail service and resolving any incidents.

Quotes from Panda Security

"It is essential to protect corporate networks against worms, spam and other threats. If a user runs a file containing malicious code, either through social engineering or simply by mistake, the entire network could be affected. That's why it's advisable to ensure that infected mail and spam are intercepted before they even reach the network using a managed service such as TrustLayer," explains Luis Corrons, Director of PandaLabs.

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Company Info: About Panda Security

Panda Security is one of the world's leading IT security providers, with millions of clients across more than 200 countries and products available in 23 languages.

Its mission is to develop and provide global solutions to keep clients' IT resources free from the damage inflicted by viruses and other computer threats, at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

Panda Security proposes a new security model, designed to offer a robust solution to the latest cyber-crime techniques. This is manifest in the performance of the company's technology and products, with detection ratios well above average market standards and most importantly, providing greater security for its clients.

For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Security solutions, visit our website at:

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