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Anti-Virus Protection
SPAM Filtering

Anti-Virus Protection

Anti-virus solutions search for and remove viruses, worms and other malicious code on devices such as hard drives and servers, by scanning files and e-mail attachments for potential threats. Virus attacks have become far more serious and have grown from harmless pranks to potentially damaging attacks, costing organizations billions of dollars due to network outages, lost work hours, and maintenance costs related to recovering and repairing lost data. Threats from virus attacks have become a constant and budgeted facet of the IT business experience.

A recent CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey ranked virus attacks in the top three computer crimes, with an average loss of
$244,000 per virus incident
, with the highest reported incident loss of
$20 million
The Love Bug Virus caused an estimated $10 billion dollars of damage worldwide.

What is a Virus?

A virus is a code embedded in documents or executable files that have extensions such as .exe, .com, and .shs. This code infects computers and systems causing harm by slowly eating away at infected documents and spreads to other files or replicates to other computers and systems (via email) when an infected attachment is opened. The primary causes of viruses are people who intentionally and maliciously start a virus. The virus is then unintentionally and often unknowingly spread. This happens by sharing infected files through email, saving infected files on disks and sharing them with others, or saving infected files on organizational file server.

There are different forms of viruses, each with its own set of characteristics:



 Programs that copy themselves to other systems, usually via a network, becoming embedded in the network.

Trojan Horses:

 Programs embedded in software containing a worm or virus as part of the program.

Logic Bombs:

 Timing device within a software program that, when triggered by an event, can launch a virus, worm, or other harmful attack against a targeted system.

At Wainwright Consulting, we partner with the industry leading virus vendors to minimize your risk to viruses. Let Wainwright provide an anti-virus solution for your environment, including keeping your systems up-to-date with the latest virus updates on our scheduled maintenance plan.

SPAM Filtering

You have probably seen an increase in the amount of "junk mail" which shows up in your email box, or on your favorite newsgroup. The activities of a small number of people are becoming a bigger problem for the Internet.

Spam is fast becoming the number-one IT pain point for enterprises worldwide.
Today, between 45% and 50% of email is spam, and Radicati Group expects this to reach 70% by 2007.

This deluge of unwanted mail results in drained IT personnel resources, decreased network bandwidth and email storage space, reduced employee productivity, increased legal risk and costly network downtime. In all, Ferris Research estimates that spam could cost businesses $10 billion.

Developed for high-volume messaging environments, Wainwright’s Email Defense Service provides the most comprehensive and effective spam-blocking product on the market today.

What is SPAM?

Electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Some people define spam even more generally as any unsolicited e-mail. However, if a long-lost brother finds your e-mail address and sends you a message, this could hardly be called spam, even though it's unsolicited. Real spam is generally e-mail advertising for some product sent to a mailing list or newsgroup.

What can Wainwright do for me?

At Wainwright Consulting, we partner with the industry leading SPAM prevention engines to minimize the risk of SPAM getting to your mailbox. Let Wainwright provide a SPAM prevention solution for your environment, including a web based tool for you to view your SPAM via a web browser and verify that nothing you want was trapped by our filter, then permanently delete the contents without it ever touching your internal network or mail server.

Our SPAM Filtering solution features include:

Instantly block over 98% of SPAM
, while benefiting from industry-leading low false positive rates.
Eliminate over 90% of SPAM costs
, free up IT resources, increase productivity and reduce network and storage costs.
Up-to-the-minute defense
 against the latest blended email threats.
Complete protection against SPAM before it reaches your network
 - safe, external scanning and quarantine management.