PostX Is Poised to Foil Phishing Attacks
PostX is expanding its secure e-mail delivery technology into a system for verifying e-mail and preventing phishing.SAN FRANCISCOPostX Corp. plans to expand its secure e-mail delivery technology into a system for verifying e-mail and preventing so-called "phishing" attacks. The Cupertino, Calif., company also joined with the Business Software Alliance, Microsoft Corp., RSA Security, VeriSign Inc. and others in the Coalition on Online Identity Theft, a consortium organized last September by the Information Technology Association of America to fight identity theft. PostXs product, called Trusted Dialog, will provide a server- and client-side combination to prevent phishing, or the use of seemingly authentic e-mails to lure unsuspecting recipients into revealing personal information. However, company executives declined to indemnify clients or guarantee the product, which will be priced and made available early in the second quarter.
"Customers have begun bringing this to our attention for almost two years as a top concern," said Scott Olechowski, vice president of products and strategy at PostX, in a press conference at the RSA Conference here on Wednesday. "The number of scams and their effectiveness has been increasing as well. And we think the next effect of this is to erode trust in the e-mail channel."