SOURCE: IronPort Systems

May 21, 2007 08:00 ET

IronPort Unveils Global Email and Website Reputation Data via Public Website

SenderBase.org Website Designed to Empower Internet Community in War Against Spam, Viruses, Spyware, and Identity Theft

SAN BRUNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- The first to offer reputation filtering for protection against spam, viruses, and spyware, IronPort® Systems Inc., today announced that it has completely revamped its industry leading traffic monitoring website, www.senderbase.org, which it pioneered in 2003. This new website provides email administrators unique visibility into the email and Web traffic coming into their networks. Moreover, the new graphical user interface at Senderbase.org now makes it easier than ever for every member of the Internet community to track spam trends, virus outbreaks, spyware, and other web-based threats.

A free service, SenderBase.org can be used like a credit reporting service, providing comprehensive data that ISPs and companies can use to differentiate legitimate senders from spammers and other attackers -- giving system administrators the insight to help them make critical security decisions. Consumers, media, and other parties can also use SenderBase to monitor threat activity, check their email reputation scores, and get real time updates on the latest virus outbreaks.

"Breadth of data is key to making accurate decisions about security threats," commented Brian Burke, Research Manager for IDC's Security Products service. " IronPort's SenderBase Network provides an unprecedented real-time view into security threats from around the world. The new SenderBase graphical interface, enhanced reporting tools, and the ease of use provides comprehensive data that ISPs and companies can use to help them make critical security decisions."

"Reputation is based on data and the breadth of data is the key in making accurate decisions about security threats," said Tom Gillis, senior vice president of marketing at IronPort Systems. "When we first launched SenderBase four years ago we knew that that it had the power to change the way organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000 waged war against spam. Today, the IronPort SenderBase Network at the free public website www.senderbase.org is building on that success to provide even more accurate and unrivaled insight into not just spam patterns, but also into web-based threats."

New and improved features at SenderBase include:

--  Reputation Scores -- Available to anyone with a domain name or IP
    address, these scores measure whether your identity is being compromised by
    criminal activity.  Users can enter their domain or IP address into the
    reputation lookup section and see their IronPort Reputation Score (Poor,
    Neutral, or Good).
--  Summary Reports for Spam and Virus Threats -- Spam and virus activity
    is monitored 24/7 and identified by location (with integrated Google Maps),
    threat type, and volume.
--  Detailed Reports -- By type, IP address, domain, and volume among
    other items can be found in more detailed reports. These reports are
    updated in real-time and also offer historical analysis.  Data can be
    exported so that users may create their own reports.
    
About IronPort SenderBase Network

IronPort SenderBase Network is the industry's first, largest and most accurate global email traffic monitoring network-tracking more than 25% of the world's email traffic, from 75,000 participating organizations. SenderBase measures more than 110 different parameters for any email server on the Internet. This massive database receives more than 5 billion queries per day, with real-time data streaming in from every continent and network providers large and small. SenderBase has the most accurate view of the sending patterns of any given mail sender because of the size of the database, and conversely the database is the world's largest because of the accuracy of the data. IronPort licenses SenderBase data to the open-source community and other institutions that are participating in the fight against spam and web-based threats.

About IronPort Systems

IronPort Systems Inc., headquartered in San Bruno, California, is a leading provider of anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-spyware appliances for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. IronPort appliances utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest email and Web threat detection network and database. IronPort products are innovative and easy-to-use -- providing breakthrough performance and playing a mission-critical role in a company's network infrastructure. To learn more about IronPort Systems products and services, please visit: http://www.ironport.com/.

Copyright © 2007 IronPort Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. IronPort, the IronPort logo and SenderBase are registered trademarks of IronPort Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of IronPort Systems, Inc. or their respective owners. While every effort is made to ensure the information given is accurate, IronPort does not accept liability for any errors or mistakes which may arise. Specifications and other information in this document may be subject to change without notice.

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