SOURCE: Network Box USA

Network Box USA

August 10, 2011 03:01 ET

Network Box Adds Anti-Spam Capability to Its Award-Winning Z-Scan Zero-Day Anti-Virus System

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Network Box USA (www.networkboxusa.com), the American arm of worldwide managed security service provider Network Box Corp., announced today that the company's Z-Scan zero-day anti-virus system can now also target spam. The new Z-Scan-powered anti-spam engine brings the total number of anti-spam engines used by Network Box to 25 (http://response.network-box.com/protection-spam) and the number of anti-spam signatures to more than 19.6 million.

Utilizing state-of-the-art in-the-cloud technology, Network Box's multi-award-winning Z-Scan can react to zero-day malware up to 4,200 times faster than traditional anti-virus systems. By adapting the same system to the never-ending fight against spam, Network Box can respond to zero-day outbreaks of certain types of spam in just a few seconds, instead of the several hours typical in the Internet security industry.

The Z-Scan system operates by continually analyzing all the threat information obtained in real time from a network of more than 200,000 traps in the cloud that are poised 24/7. The Z-Scan network includes spam traps, virus traps, in-house submissions, customer submissions, email and http statistics, and suspect samples. The Network Box anti-spam system detects more than 99% of the spam emails that come into the spam traps (http://response.network-box.com/services).

Multiple samples from different sources of the same suspicious object are correlated to determine a confidence level: 0% for a new sample and 100% for a positively malicious object. Once the confidence level reaches a pre-set limit, suspicious samples are automatically escalated to security teams for in-depth analysis of the outbreak and final signature release. The confidence levels are published in a global real-time database and queried by a module in real time on every Network Box UTM (unified threat management) appliance.

More information is available at www.networkboxusa.com or from Network Box USA, 2825 Wilcrest, Suite 259, Houston, Texas 77042; telephone 832-242-5758 or (toll free) 888-315-8886; fax: 713-933-0290; email info@networkboxusa.com.

About Network Box USA
Network Box USA, Inc., the American arm of Network Box Corp., was formed in response to the escalating danger posed by security breaches, virus attacks and similar threats arising from widespread use of the Internet. Network Box's managed security services use a global network of state-of-the-art security operations centers to monitor, update, and manage protected client gateways in real time. Every Network Box system around the world also utilizes Network Box's multi-award-winning PUSH update technology, which offers the fastest security update service available.

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