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Mailshell Anti-Phishing Shines in AV-Comparatives' Test

SAN FRANCISCO, September 16, 2013 - A 'Powered by Mailshell' Anti-Phishing solution recently claimed first place in AV Comparatives' test of phishing filters, earning an "Advanced+" rating and correctly blocking more than 99 percent of phishing attacks. The test winner and several other anti-malware vendors license phishing protection from Mailshell, the leading provider of Internet security engines for OEMs. Thousands of companies and millions of consumers rely on Powered by Mailshell engines for internet security.

In addition to the first-place finisher, another Powered by Mailshell filter earned an 'Advanced' rating in the same August 2013 test. AV Comparatives compared phishing detection from 15 leading vendors, including McAfee, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, Fortinet, Sophos, F-Secure, G Data and others. The test methodology attempted to "simulate the common situation where users rely on the anti-phishing protection provided by their security products while browsing the web", and did not rely on phishing protection within spam filters.

Mailshell's Anti-Phishing solution provides complete and consistently accurate protection against phishing. The solution includes a local SDK, as well as access to Mailshell LiveFeed, a real-time data service that combines heuristics with advanced statistical models to accurately identify new phishing scams worldwide within minutes. By focusing phishing detection on a combination of heuristics and mathematical models, rather than simply a 'URL black list' approach, Mailshell's Anti-Phishing SDK provides more accurate, highly scalable detection. Mailshell has more than 60 LiveFeed data centers in more than 20 countries on six continents for maximum availability and minimum latency.

Mailshell's SDKs are available on more than 10 operating systems and require as little as 32KB of code on the device. Mailshell's SDKs are embedded into security, networking and messaging products including software appliances, SaaS platforms, gateway security software, desktop security suites, UTM, mobile devices, wireless access points, firewalls, modems, and other low memory devices. In addition to SDKs for phishing protection, Mailshell offers an Anti-Spam SDK, a DNS SDK for secure, encrypted DNS protection and the LiveFeed SDK for URL filtering and content categorization.

About Mailshell: Mailshell ( is the leading provider of Internet security engines for OEMs, including SDKs for Internet traffic reputation, anti-spam, anti-phishing, DNS security and URL filtering. Mailshell's software helps its global network OEM partners, including Check Point, ESET, AVG, Avast, NETGEAR, GFI, and others, generate new revenue, up-sell existing products to new customers and minimize related engineering and support costs. Follow Mailshell on Twitter at

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