Software News

Software News!

Application and Enterprise Software News
Press release distribution service

Software Links: Application Software, Enterprise Software, Virus Software





 




Home > Software News:
  • Watch News Feed
  • Bestsellers Software

  • Astaro Blocks Growing Backscatter Spam

    (EMAILWIRE.COM, May 09, 2008 ) Burlington, MA - Astaro Corporation (www.astaro.com), a leading vendor of integrated security solutions, today announced that Astaro Security Gateway can detect and block what is known as backscatter: specially crafted bounce emails that appear to be sent by the message recipient but in actuality are engineered by the spammer to skip various anti-spam checks. A recent ComputerWorld.com article reports that this type of spam attack is growing exponentially.

    Astaro Security Gateway implements an open source solution called BATV (www.mipassoc.org/batv/), which stands for Bounce Address Tag Validation, in order to combat this type of spam. This program embeds an encrypted signature into the hidden header of every outgoing mail message. Every time a bounce email comes into the Astaro product, it checks for this code. “If the signature is not there,” says Astaro Product Evangelist Angelo Comazzetto, “we know with great certainty that the message did not originate from someone behind our device, and the message can thus be disposed of.”

    Spammers use backscatter to target email recipients by means of creating false “bounce” messages to them. By sending messages to an invalid recipient at a valid domain and setting the target address set in the “From:” field, the message bounces back to this intended target. Due to the legitimate-looking nature of this type of message, it has a very high open/read rate compared to normal spam. Further, many inferior mail-filters automatically pass bounce messages through their various anti-spam checks in order to ensure delivery of the notification-style message to the user. The spammer has therefore met his objective and delivered his message to the intended recipient through a third party mail server, and the user is highly likely to read it.

    BATV is enabled by default in Astaro Security Gateway and can be toggled by way of a single check box. Comazzetto explains further, “While rare, administrators of those domains that have any issues with BATV can make use of a granular exceptions list that can be used to remove senders, recipients, or entire domains from BATV and/or our other checks.”

    About Astaro
    Astaro Corporation is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and Karlsruhe, Germany. The Astaro Security Gateway, simplifying Email, Web & Network Security, has won numerous industry awards and is protecting over 30,000 networks in 60 countries. Astaro products are distributed by a worldwide network of nearly 2,500 solution partners who offer local support and services. For more information, please visit www.astaro.com.

    Press Contact
    Victor Cruz
    MediaPR.net
    +1 (508) 655-4397
    PR_Americas@astaro.com



    ###

    This press release was issued through GroupWeb EmailWire.Com. For more information on unlimited press release distribution for $499/year, go to http://www.emailwire.com

    Astaro Corporation
    Victor Cruz
    +1 (508) 655-4397
    PR_Americas@astaro.com

    Source: EmailWire.com

    Media Sponsor

    I-SoftwareNews.Com Sponsors



    Software Advertisement

    I-SoftwareNews.Com Resources
  • Application Software
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computers
  • Computer Games
  • Enterprise Software
  • Graphics/Printing/CAD
  • Hardware/Peripheral
  • industrial Computers
  • Information
  • Internet
  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Public Sector
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductor
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Webmaster
  • Information Technology Publications
    We are pleased to offer you this exciting, new, and entirely free professional resource. Visit our Free Information Technology resource center today to browse our selection of 600+ complimentary Information Technology magazines, white papers, webinars, podcasts, and more. Get popular titles including:

    The Integration Journey—a Field Guide to Enterprise Integration for SOA
    Government Technology\'s Public CIO
    Protecting Content During Business Disruption: Are You Covered?

    No credit cards, coupons, or promo codes required. Try it today!

    Press release distribution service

    I-SoftwareNews.com is part of GropWeb Network, online properties of GroupWeb Media LLC. Copyright GroupWeb Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    For unlimited press release distribution for $99 per month, call (281) 645-4086 or start posting your press releases online at EmailWire.com.
    Copyright 2008 GroupWeb Media LLC
    GroupWeb Media Network

    Aviation-NewsWire | ArtNewsWire | Auction NewsWire | CRM NewsWire | ePhotoNewsWire | Energy Industry | EstateNewsWire | Entertainment-NewsWire.com | Food Beverage News | Glamour NewsWire | Health NewsWire | Hosting NewsWire | i-Auto NewsWire | i-Business News | i-Homeland Security.Com | iMac-NewsWire.Com | i-Press-Release-Service | i-SoftwareNews.com | iT-NewsWire.Com
    | i-TravelNewsWire.Com | MoneyNewsWire.Net | Movie-Stars-News.Com | MSNewsWire.Net | PharmaNewsWire.Com | Publishing-NewsWire.Com | RSSNewsWire.Net | Telecom-NewsWire.Net | Transportation-News.Com | USGovernment-News.Com | WebPosters.Net | Wireless-NewsWire.Com | VoIPNewsWire.Net | XSportsWorld.Net
    I-SoftwareNews.com - Newswire and Press Release service of GroupWeb Media LLC