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Next-gen BitDefender solution adds heuristic spam filters

  • Posted April 19, 2006
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BitDefender 8 SpamDeny, the new antispam solution for Windows
workstations launched today is an advanced email protection tool
which features updated, as well as new filters. “I’m very
satisfied with how this version has turned out, because internal
testing has shown an improvement of over 35% in detection rates,
over the previous version. I would like to take this opportunity
to thank all our users and testers, as we wouldn’t have had such
a great product without their hard work, input and feedback,”
said Nicolae Simon, BitDefender Product Marketing Manager.

The new rules of the updated Heuristic filter will dutifully
trash some new scam spam types, such as Nigerian scams, online
casino scams, lottery scams and fake university diploma offers,
while further reducing the number of false positives.

Additionally, new filters have been included, such as the Image
filter, which is able to recognize and tag images frequently
used in spam e-mail, the URL filter which blocks mail containing
“sneaky” links, and the Charset filter, which will block any
e-mail written in “strange” characters.

Various bells and whistles, such as configuration wizards,
better ways to manage your friends list, and a handy fix that
will disable incoming mail notifications for spam e-mail, so
that Outlook will only signal when legitimate e-mail arrives,
complete the package.

The product is available for evaluation and purchasing as of
today, and is priced at USD 19.95 for a single user license.
BitDefender AntiSpam 7.2 users can, obviously, upgrade to
BitDefender 8 SpamDeny free of charge.


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