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The new release of MailMarshal SMTP including the Blended Threat Module is the first M86 Security product to fully interact with the behavioral malware detection technology from Avinti, acquired by M86 earlier this year.
Based on Avinti's unique behavior-based technology, Marshal8e6's Blended Threat Module[TM] for MailMarshal SMTP and R3000 products will provide organizations a cloud-based service to stop blended threats.
The acquisition strengthens Marshal8e6's ability to stop the emerging threat techniques known as blended threats and bridges the gap in security protection between email and the Web.
Blended threats are an increasingly popular way for hackers to bypass traditional e-mail security by using messages that include embedded hyperlinks to URLs or IP addresses on the Web.
Blended threat attacks have risen, as hackers have increasingly used the tactic to circumvent detection by traditional signature-based AV products.
Our signatures are specifically designed to catch variants of blended threats such as the Storm Worm.
Sophisticated malicious code and blended threats continue to access organisations through entry points not covered by today's security solutions.
These blended threats are increasingly designed to get past point-solution security and target multiple vulnerabilities in clients and corporate networks.
0 detects and removes all forms of adware and spyware including Trojans, keyloggers, system monitors, blended threats, and it can discover and eradicate more than 27,000 spyware traces.
Dealing with today's growing number of complex blended threats requires a fast response based on timely and accurate information," said John O'Keefe, senior Internet services analyst, Current Analysis, Inc.
And despite the fact that an estimated 95% of all organisations already deploy an antivirus solution, 238 responded that they are evaluating antivirus technologies to bolster their defence against the new viruses and blended threats that respondents identified as a business challenge in the year ahead.
By utilizing multiple methods of attack and self-propagation, blended threats can spread rapidly and cause widespread damage.