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LONDON, Aug. 10, 2011 – Redscan Ltd (www.redscan.com), the European arm of the worldwide managed security service provider Network Box Corp., announced today that the company’s award winning Z-Scan zero-day anti-virus system can now also target spam. The new Z-Scan-powered anti-spam engine brings the total number of anti-spam engines used by Network Box Systems to 25 (http://response.network-box.com/protection-spam) and the number of anti-spam signatures to more than 19.6 million.

Utilizing state-of-the-art in-the-cloud technology, Network Box's multi-award-winning Z-Scan can react to zero-day malware up to 4,200 times faster than traditional anti-virus systems. By adapting the same system to the never-ending fight against spam, Network Box can respond to zero-day outbreaks of certain types of spam in just a few seconds, instead of the several hours typical in the Internet security industry.

The Z-Scan system operates by continually analyzing all the threat information obtained in real time from a network of more than 200,000 traps in the cloud that are poised 24/7. The Z-Scan network includes spam-traps, virus traps, in-house submissions, customer submissions, email and http statistics, and suspect samples. The Network Box anti-spam system detects more than 99% of the spam emails that come into the spam traps (http://response.network-box.com/services).

Multiple samples from different sources of the same suspicious object are correlated to determine a confidence level: 0% for a new sample and 100% for a positively malicious object. Once the confidence level reaches a pre-set limit, suspicious samples are automatically escalated to security teams for in-depth analysis of the outbreak and final signature release. The confidence levels are published in a global real-time database and queried by a module in real time on every Network Box UTM (unified threat management) appliance.

More information is available at www.redscan.com or from Redscan, 44-48 Paul Street, London, SW2A 4LB; telephone 0207-253-3020 or (toll free) 0800-107-6098; fax: 0207-729-7151; email info@redscan.com.

About Redscan Ltd

Redscan Ltd is the European support arm of Network Box Corp. Network Box's managed security services use a global network of state-of-the-art security operations centers to monitor, update, and manage protected client gateways in real time. Every Network Box system around the world also utilizes Network Box's multi-award-winning PUSH update technology, which offers the fastest security update service available.

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Editorial Contact:
Simon Heron
Redscan Ltd
0207-253-3020
info@redscan.com

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