TITLE

RETAIL SECURITY: Spam Fight

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jan2005, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses security from computer spams and viruses. Richmond, Virginia Based Circuit City Stores Inc. operates more than 600 Superstores and five mall-based stores in the U.S. Like many major companies, Circuit City was experiencing an ever-increasing amount of spam directed at its corporate e-mail users. In evaluating alternative anti-spam solutions, the company decided to give antispam and anti-virus managed services. The trial was very successful at eliminating spam from employee inboxes. The greatest benefits from the service stemmed from its ability to prevent directory harvest attacks (DHA). DHAs are designed to net spammers' lists of valid e-mail addresses at specific companies, to which they can then send additional spam or sell to other spammers.
ACCESSION #
15543107

 

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