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Mailshell Livefeed Repuation Service Increases Speed, Bot Detection and Trust Detection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 7, 2008 - Mailshell Inc., the leading provider of email reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing AI engines for OEMs today introduced expansions to LiveFeed, its highly scalable and reliable real-time reputation data service that identifies email fraud, phishing and spam. LiveFeed is compatible with all mail servers including Exchange, Sendmail, Postfix, Groupwise, and Domino, and almost all mail filtering software including SpamAssassin. LiveFeed is bundled within "Powered by Mailshell" filters from service providers, networking providers, enterprise software solutions, messaging platforms, SAAS platforms, desktop security suites, web browsers, hardware appliances, firewalls and small USB device manufacturers.

The new enhanced LiveFeed provide greater detection from spam bots, computers that are surreptitiously hijacked by spammers to send spam without the owner's knowledge. Mailshell LiveFeed identifies servers which should not be connecting to public mail servers according to the IP owner's terms of use. Mailshell tracks and updates reputations in real-time via data collected from its own spam traps, OEM partners who upload anonymous data statistics from their applications, a collaborative network of end users, and a network of data sharing partnerships.

"Traditional security vendors use LiveFeed to increase overall throughput and decrease their infrastructure costs," said Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "Social networking and advertising-based messaging and search platforms will also accelerate their use of reputation technologies in 2008 to reduce the flood of spam compromising their networks."

Mailshell offers the first solution specifically designed to quantify reputation via advanced statistical models. Unlike other reputation services that provide only a binary 'good' or 'bad' rating, LiveFeed provides granular trust ratings with automated adjustment over time as reputations change. By focusing reputation on statistical models, LiveFeed provides language-agnostic detection.

Recent third-party tests indicate LiveFeed catches up to 15 percent of the spam otherwise missed by traditional IP blacklists, while increasing overall throughput and decreasing load. LiveFeed can process hundreds of millions of messages a day, and is offered with a service level agreement that includes 99.999 percent uptime.

About Mailshell Inc.: Mailshell is the leading provider of email reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing engines for OEMs. Mailshell's software helps its OEM partners immediately generate new anti-spam revenue, up-sell existing products to new anti-spam customers and minimize anti-spam engineering and support costs. More than 6,000 companies and more than 15 million consumers rely on 'Powered by Mailshell' filters to protect them from email-borne threats worldwide. For more information:

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