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
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
Worms: 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.
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
Today, between 45% and 50% of email
is spam, and Radicati Group expects this to reach 70% by
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
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
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
Complete protection against SPAM before it reaches your
network - safe, external scanning and quarantine management.