Panda Chooses Mailshell for Stopping Spam
Panda Software says it's dropping its own anti-spam technology and "going with a leader" by integrating Mailshell into the full range of its products, from enterprise security appliances to desktop consumer anti-virus products.Anti-virus and security product maker Panda Software said Thursday that the company is dropping its own anti-spam technology to use an OEM anti-spam solution from Mailshell. The new anti-spam technology would be used in the full range of Pandas products, from enterprise security appliances to desktop consumer anti-virus products. According to Patrick Hinojosa, chief technology officer at Panda, the company is adopting what it senses is the leading anti-spam technology available. "This product uses list-based and Bayesian detection for final scoring," Hinojosa said. "It will be updated on a daily basis." Mailshells filtering technology determines a probability that a given message is spam, and rejects messages that get a score thats too high. He noted that the spam filtering thresholds are user-adjustable.
According to the company, the Mailshell anti-spam engine can perform more than 300,000 checks to determine whether a message is spam. The company says the engine is self-tuning to make it highly accurate in detecting spam. "It gives a very low rate of false positives," Hinojosa said.