Cellopoint Email Security Prediction in second half of 2010

- 2010/5/25 -

According to Cellopoint Jan to Apr 2010 email security reports released by Cellopoint Global Anti-spam Center (CGAC), spam accounts for about 79% of all email traffic with the daily average amount of 100 billion. Among them, 90 % of which are sending out from Botnets. The spokesman from Cellpoint indicates that in order to improve organizational email safety, IT managers should focus on the enhancement of defensive tactics against the spam threats from Botnets.

Cellopoint reports show that the global ratio of spam from bad sources as Zombies and Botnets is 79%, and there are already more than 5 million computers are hijacked by the ten biggest Botnets such as Cutwail, Rustock and Mega-D…etc. These puppet computers are selling to spammers in black market. Spammers usually delivery spam via social engineering methods, such as sending spam with malicious links. The popular subjects are all-encompassing. For example, correspondence degree promotion which accounts for 29% of spam and becomes the hottest in 2010, financial and invoice service is 17%, phishing is 15%, and health care related is 15% of all email-borne threats.

General spam has little effect on the information security, but social engineering spam with malicious messages and URLs are much harmful. But the end users have no idea of how to distinguish from them. That’s why IT manager should control the access for social engineering email inside end user quarantine. Malicious email should be apart from general spam email, which is allowed to re-send the complete envelope of email by end user. The method is designed to protect users from network security risks.

Cellopoint global anti-spam Centre (CGAC) recommended the use of email security software with the malicious links filtering and attachments scanning features. With special treatment for social engineering email and the quarantine should be only opened to IT managers. Cellopoint provides social engineering defense mechanism to remove the malicious email link and malicious attachments, and put the message to the quarantine area separately for end user review. That will to help prevent users from falling for phishing and malware attacks, while retaining the flexibility to the user's recipient. In addition, through CelloCloud behavior monitoring on global mail traffic, an online detection of social engineering attacks, and proactive delivery of real-time "spam database updates" to the client, can filter messages in the first time, against the threat invasion.

Cellopoint is the leader in email security and management that protects you from email threats and organizes your email infrastructure. Information about Cellopoint can be found at http://www.cellopoint.com