SOURCE: Red Condor, Inc.

Red Condor, Inc.

March 17, 2010 10:50 ET

Red Condor Examines Emerging Threats to Email Security in New White Paper

White Paper Outlines Seven Types of Sophisticated and Potentially Catastrophic Email Threats

ROHNERT PARK, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) - When it comes to email threats, the current landscape is full of new tactics and designs, embedded links, spear phishing, malware and mobile attacks that are increasingly more sophisticated in their capabilities and catastrophic in nature. In a new white paper, Red Condor defines this new threat reality and outlines seven threats that have recently emerged and are likely to influence email security going forward. The paper suggests that defending against the attacks will take more than reactionary methods and solutions. To be effective, email defenses will need to be real time and help predict when and from where the next threats are likely to come.

"The reality is that many companies are not prepared for the speed and scope of the threats that are currently hitting networks today, which means they may be in serious trouble as these threats escalate and become even more pervasive in the months and years to come," said Dr. Thomas Steding, president and CEO of Red Condor.

The seven threats discussed in the white paper include:

  • Blended Threats
  • Classic Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • Novel Media
  • Rapid-Evolution Malware
  • Highly Permuted, Short-lived Campaigns
  • Smartphone Attacks

Steding added, "Protecting personal information and corporate networks has become increasingly difficult with the growing popularity of social networking sites and smartphones, which are always connected to the network. Add the fact that the new email threats include multiple components, are much more sophisticated, random, shorter and targeted, and one can begin to understand the new threat reality."

The full white paper, "New Threat Reality," can be downloaded for free from the Resource section under White Papers at http://www.redcondor.com/resources/whitepapers/new-threat-reality.pdf.

About Red Condor

Red Condor is revolutionizing spam fighting with its next generation technology. Red Condor's highly accurate email filter, hybrid architecture Vx Technology™, and fully managed appliances lead to a dramatic reduction in the cost of owning a premium spam filter. With solutions for small businesses, as well as ISPs with millions of email inboxes, Red Condor has a cost-effective, timesaving solution that is rapidly gaining market share. The system's design has built-in zero tolerance for lost email, and a near zero false positive rate while achieving long-term spam block rates greater than 99%. Red Condor Archive is a secure message archiving service with lifetime retention and unlimited storage. The company's next-generation technology is backed by a 24x7 customer care center staffed by email security experts at Red Condor's headquarters. For more information, visit www.redcondor.com.

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