Mailshell Beats More than
20 Other Internet Security Vendors in Newest VBSpam Report;
Jumps to Second Place Overall
SAN FRANCISCO - December 1, 2011 - Mailshell
accurately detects more spam, with fewer errors, than more
than 20 of the world's top spam filters, according to the
new VBSpam Comparative Test, the industry's premier independent
testing program. Mailshell accurately blocked 99.9% of spam,
without blocking a single legitimate email (0.0% false positive
rate) in the newest VBSpam report. The company's spam filter
is the first OEM-focused engine to earn a VBSpam award.
Mailshell is the leading provider of Internet security engines
for OEMs, including anti-spam, anti-phishing, DNS Security
and URL filtering. Thousands of companies and millions of
consumers worldwide rely on "Powered by Mailshell" filtering
engines for Internet security.
The VBSpam tests are administered by Virus
Bulletin and benchmark leading vendors' filters using identical
streams of email. While most products' overall accuracy
scores declined since the September test, Mailshell's improved,
scoring higher than IBM, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, Kaspersky
and other large Internet security vendors. The test also
included a stream of newsletters, frequently the source
of errors among spam filters; Mailshell scored perfectly
in this area as well, repeating its error-free result from
the September test.
According to the VB Spam report, Mailshell,
"continued to block all but one in 1,000 spam emails and,
once again, missed no legitimate emails or newsletters.
With the second highest final score, the product's second
VBSpam award is well deserved." The report is available
"Prudent security vendors weigh independent,
third-party tests very heavily when evaluating OEM providers,"
said Eytan Urbas, vice president of products at Mailshell,
"and results like these are exactly why so many of the world's
best Internet security companies choose Mailshell."
Mailshell's Anti-Spam SDK provides complete
and consistently accurate protection against email fraud,
phishing and spam. The solution includes a locally installed
SDK, as well as access to Mailshell LiveFeed, a real-time
cloud-based data service that quantifies traffic reputation
via advanced statistical models. Mailshell has more than
60 LiveFeed data centers in more than 20 countries on six
continents for maximum availability and minimum latency.
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 mathematical models, rather
than simply an 'IP black list' approach, LiveFeed provides
more accurate, highly scalable detection.
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. More than ten of the
premier filters for Windows desktops integrate the Mailshell
engine. In addition to SDKs for email protection, Mailshell
offers a DNS SDK for secure, encrypted DNS protection and
the LiveFeed SDK for URL filtering and content categorization.
About Mailshell: Mailshell (www.mailshell.com)
is the leading provider of Internet security engines for
OEMs. Mailshell's software helps its global network OEM
partners, including McAfee, CA, Check Point, ESET, AVG,
Avast, NETGEAR, Webroot, Panda, Norman and others, generate
new revenue, up-sell existing products to new customers
and minimize related engineering and support costs. The
company's mission is to organize information so people get
only what they want, and only when, where and how they want
it. Follow Mailshell on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mailshell.
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