Symantec Corp. has upgraded its enterprise messaging security platform, Brightmail Gateway 8.0, and also introduced Brightmail IQ Services, a free online resource said to give real-time insights into the latest spam trends, threats and senders.
New or improved features in Brightmail Gateway include Adaptive Reputation Management, which combines global reputation, self-learning local reputation and a new connection-class management approach that prioritizes e-mail from reputable senders while starving spammers’ resources at the connection level; FastPass, which allows e-mail from known good senders to bypass spam scans; and support for VMware ESXi, in addition to VMware ESX.
New wizards and automated installation and management features are said to reduce administration time by up to 70 per cent.

Brightmail IQ Services is an information-packed site that offers the ability for uses to look up a sender IP address, read blog posts from the Brightmail operations team, and check links to discussion forums and research reports. It is available for public use via the Spam tab on the Symantec Security Response Web page or here.

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