Plug-in for enchanced Apache SpamAssassin spam and malware detection

Commtouch today announced the availability of its new plug-in for Apache SpamAssassin, which offers enhanced spam and malware detection based on Commtouch Recurrent Pattern Detection technology.

SpamAssassin is one of the most widespread open source anti-spam technologies. It works by checking email messages against a series of rules that an administrator updates regularly.

The Commtouch Plug-In is a quick, easy way to inoculate SpamAssassin-protected mail servers against zero-hour threats, and to beef up detection against zombie- or botnet-generated spam. Commtouch RPD technology is a service “in the cloud” that works by analyzing massive volumes of Internet traffic in real-time to identify recurring malware and spam patterns.

The Commtouch plug-in retrieves relevant spam and malware classifications from the Commtouch Detection Centers in real-time. As a result the plug-in provides superior detection against new outbreaks, often hours, or even days, before most other solutions.

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