Virtualized Deployment of Next-Generation Email Filtering
Organizations are seeking to not only reduce the burden that spam places on networks and email users but also the burden it puts on IT, which must continually tune conventional spam filters. At the same time, administrators need to counter the growing threat of targeted malicious email and phishing attacks. The Abaca® Virtual Email Protection Gateway™ (VPG) is a hardened virtual appliance that addresses these needs while providing the added benefits of virtualization. It delivers the most accurate email filtering available with set-and-forget ease that includes intelligent self-tuning.
Patented Abaca technology works where older systems fail—the critical last 1% of spam, which often contains targeted threats and other dangerous email from sophisticated and well-financed attackers.
A new generation of email filter for a new threat
Abaca is the leader in next-generation email protection. The product of years of research, the Abaca VPG offers a major advance in anti-spam and anti-malware. It keeps you one step ahead of attackers by sidestepping older approaches such as volume-based reputation filters and signature-based content filters.
The revolutionary Abaca approach precisely identifies spam with a patented algorithm that creates a mathematical probability model for each mail. Using a number of criteria—most important, the reputation of receivers in the cloud-based Abaca ReceiverNet™ who receive the same mail—the model predicts with 99.9% accuracy which messages are spam.
This next-generation capability has been proven at one of the world’s largest email providers—Yahoo!—where it currently helps to catch more than 130 billion spam emails every month.
Virtualization technology does a better job of allocating storage, reduces the number of email servers, and makes it easy to create high-availability systems. These advantages mean that the Abaca VPG can cost-effectively address the ever-increasing demand for storage and added complexity of email systems in today’s large enterprises.
- Blocks 99.9% of spam—guaranteed. Conventional solutions allow up to 5% of dangerous or unwanted mail to enter your network
- Prevents the loss of valuable messages. Unlike conventional solutions, the Abaca service highlights potentially useful mail and notifies users
- Eliminates the need for constant, time-consuming maintenance. The patented Abaca algorithm overcomes the overhead common to other spam filters by learning in real-time to deliver protection automatically
- Becomes more accurate with each message it processes, whereas competitive spam filters degrade over time
- Learns which emails individuals want to receive, overcoming the limitation of conventional systems that apply one set of rules to all users
Automatic zero-day protection
The Abaca Anti-Spam service delivers a revolutionary approach to spam protection by automatically predicting with 99.9% accuracy which messages are spam. Patented Abaca technology works where older systems fail—the critical last 1% of spam, which often contains targeted threats and other dangerous email from sophisticated and well-financed attackers.
You can deploy the Abaca service right away—just install it in your network and you can be filtering mail within an hour.
It also reduces the burden on IT resources, eliminating the need to configure rules or keep up with lists. The self-tuning filter combines a patented algorithm with real time-threat intelligence and knowledge of the receiver’s correspondence. Gain the industry’s best protection against existing and future email threats with near zero system administration.
Abaca ReceiverNet Protection Network
The Abaca ReceiverNet Protection Network is a highly secure network connecting Abaca’s global base of customers. Your users will immediately benefit from real time-threat intelligence and proactive, instance protection.
Abaca automates user personalization, empowering users to customize their definition of spam. For example, newsletters and travel offers can now be classified as spam or junk email based on what the user releases from held mail and mark as spam.
Secure virtual appliance
VPG is a VMware-certified virtual appliance based on a hardened and secure OS. The web-based administration console and user quarantine are accessible through HTTPS.
Compatible with all email systems
The Virtual Email Protection Gateway works with all email systems and supports multiple Internet domains.
Abaca's Virtual Email Protection Gateway is the most effective protection against targeted, malicious and unwanted email including Spam, Phishing, Spoofing, Backscatter, Invalid Bounce, Spyware email attacks, Denial-of-service attacks and Directory Harvest attacks.
Virus Technology Scans inbound messages and detects viruses before they are delivered to your users’ desktops.
* Capacity depends on environment and configuration