90% of mail received by companies in May was spam

According to data compiled by TrustLayer Mail, the managed security service from Panda Software, 90 percent of email that reached companies in May was spam. This data has been extracted from a study of those companies who have contracted this service.
“Spam is more than just annoying. Unless there is a good mail filter system in place, workers will waste a lot of time deleting junk mail. It could also contain malicious code, and therefore represents a risk to corporate security. For this reason, TrustLayer blocks spam and all types of malware before it can reach computers”, explains Victor Omaechevarria, TrustLayer Mail Product Manager.
With respect to malicious code, worms from the Netsky family and Trojans from the SpamtaLoad family were the malware most frequently detected by TrustLayer Mail. The iFrame exploit was also responsible for numerous incidents. This is an HTML code that tries to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
The Panda Software service ensures that these and other malicious code will be blocked before they reach companies’ mailboxes and guarantees -with an SLA- that email will be 100% virus-free.
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 24×7 mail service and resolving any incidents.

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