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HOUSTON, June 17, 2009 -- Network Box Corp., a worldwide managed security provider, has released an innovative new relationship management system that significantly improves the performance of Internet spam filters, it was announced by the company's American arm, Network Box USA, Inc. (www.networkboxusa.com).
Called eMail Relationship Manager, the new system changes the way spam is currently classified, detected and treated. It considers not just the sender, recipient and IP address relationship, as traditional technology does, it also analyzes and learns from the email behavior of both the sender and the recipient to better understand which emails are welcome and which are unsolicited spam.
The eMail Relationship Manager works by maintaining a central database that stores relationships related to existing email accounts that Network Box manages for the email recipient. All relationships are defined using sender + recipient + type analysis and are given a score based on the trust and strength of the relationship. If an email relationship's score is low, a number of options are open to the system - depending on its configuration - including quarantining the email and notifying the recipient, deferring the email, or challenging the sender to confirm his or her identity.
"Challenge/response systems by themselves are notoriously unsuccessful, with as little as 40 percent of legitimate email getting through because senders are reluctant to use them," said Pierluigi Stella, CTO of Network Box USA. "The score given by our eMail Relationship Manager system helps determine whether an email that looks like spam is actually legitimate or an email that looks legitimate is actually spam. This helps keep the use of challenge/response to a strict minimum."
Before releasing eMail Relationship Manager, Network Box conducted extensive beta tests that showed the new system eliminated spam almost entirely - 99.5 percent instead of the 95- to 98-percent effectiveness of most existing anti-spam systems. The company sampled 10,000 spam emails, which revealed that traditional systems let through about 200 of these and that eMail Relationship Manager would catch at least 150 of those 200.
More information is available from Network Box USA, 2825 Wilcrest, Suite 259, Houston, Texas 77042; telephone 832-242-5758 or (toll free) 888-315-8886; fax: 713-933-0290; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Network Box USA, Inc. (www.networkboxusa.com), the American arm of Network Box Corp., was formed in response to the escalating danger posed by security breaches, virus attacks and similar threats arising from widespread use of the Internet. Its mission is to provide enterprises of all sizes with a cutting-edge computer network security solution that is effective yet affordable. The company's flagship product, the Network Box appliance, has won numerous awards for excellence and is now in the forefront of UTM (unified threat management), the next generation of firewall technology. Among Network Box USA's customers, the product has been especially embraced by banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions.
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