Compare Abaca Cloud with your legacy solution
The first generation of email filters emerged in the 1990s . They were originally designed block messages with executable files that contained viruses and then tweak to block the proliferation of chain mails and commercial spam hawking everything from porn to counterfeit products to discount pharmaceuticals.
Your current first-generation email solution probably does an adequate job of stopping traditional spam. Most of these products use a simple from of Bayesian analysis, content inspection, sender reputation, word scoring and a host of black and white lists to catch spam. They typically offer regular signature updates and a variety of tunable controls that enable administrators to dial in the effectiveness of the various components or the stringency of blocking.
What your first-generation solution can’t do is stop the targeted malicious attacks that have become a major and growing threat. This new generation of spam, phishing attacks and email-borne malware typically comes from well-funded and highly motivated attackers who have learned how to outsmart your current email filter. For example, even the world’s largest security company, RSA, recently fell victim to a targeted email-borne attack.
The Abaca® Cloud Email Filter represents a radical advance in technology. It doesn’t focus on examining and analyzing the content of the email, the IP history of the sender, or fonts, ink colors and the other facets of email that today’s sophisticated hackers have learned to work around. Instead it looks at a matrix of factors inherent to all spam, including the reputation of the people who receive the same email, to instantly create a mathematical probability model for each email.
The result is a service that guarantees to block 99.9% of unwanted or malicious or email. In addition, it works without complicated maintenance or time-consuming administration. Unlike like your legacy system, which degrades over time, the more mail Abaca Cloud inspects the better it becomes. The system tunes itself and learns to respond in real time to evolving threats. The 260 million Yahoo! Mail users protected by Abaca technology further ensure that we see every new threat the moment it is born, enabling Abaca engineers to continually tune the cloud-based Abaca system.
It’s a deceptively simple story that guarantees to block 99% of all malicious, unwanted mail. Unlike your legacy system, the more mail Abaca Cloud see’s the better it becomes. The system learns, grows, and responds in real time to evolving threats. The 260 million Yahoo! users we protect ensure that we see every new threat the moment it’s born
Your current local email filtering solution may combine a wide range of capabilities such as archiving, message routing, rewriting, DLP, and host of others. The Abaca solution has only one focus, and Abaca engineers and scientists have only one focus—blocking unwanted or malicious email. Deploying the Abaca Cloud Email Filter will give very best defense available against targeted email-borne attacks.
A Failed History of Anti-spam Techniques
|Bayesian analysis||The mathematical science used to analysis the content of the email and guess if it’s a real note from your doctor or just a cheap drugs scam. It was perfected by BrightMail in the 90’s, purchased by Symantec and copied by every single vendor.|
|Blacklists||When spam started it all looked the same. A spammer would send a million copies of the same email. Companies like Websense would hire 100’s of people to read all the spam and create unique signatures (checksums) that they would then use to effectively block the spam. One single character change to the email, and the system failed. The idea was copied by everyone.|
|Sender Reputation||IronPort came up with the idea that you could build a database of all the IP addresses in the world and then rate them according to how much email they send. Send a statistically large amount and they’d call you a spammer. The idea was copied by everyone; though they all admit it probably won’t work when we move to IPv6, and it gets confused by botnets.|
|OCR||When spam stopped being text and became PDF’s and images, Proofpoint announced they’d introduce Optical Character Recognition to scan the document and then apply Bayesian techniques to guess its ‘spam-y- ness’. The system didn’t work. It was slow, inaccurate and ultimately relied on a failed mathematical model. It was not copied by anyone.|
|Policy Based Rules||Clearswift codified the idea that some people have the right to perform tasks (such as receiving executes buried in zip files) that others do not. Complex rules based email filtering was born, and admins have been tinkering and adjusting ever since. The idea was copied by everyone.|
|Honey Pots||SpamHaus perfected the idea of scattering fake email accounts all over the internet and using them to attract spam. They’d list all the senders in a large RBL (real time black list) file and sell it to all the manufacturers. Everyone licensed a copy.|
|Others||There are a dozen other techniques, grey listing, tar pitting, BATV, SPF, DKIM, SenderID, data tags, etc. etc., all the manufacturers use all the techniques, and still spam get’s through, still phishing captures user data, still RSA got hacked.|
You need something new. You need ReceiverNet, the Abaca Cloud’s patented, revolutionary technology that uniquely looks at you, not at the message, not at the sender, at you. We do deep envelope inspection, we perform billions of statistical comparisons comparing your profile and that of the millions of other’s we protect. Then we get it right. We correctly identify 99.98% of all email. We guarantee to maintain that accuracy at 99.9% regardless of what new, dangerous things the spammer thinks up.
Test drive the latest technology
It’s hard to look inside an algorithm or a cloud, so the best way to prove that Abaca Cloud technology offers a dramatic reduction in spam, targeted attacks and maintenance is to try it in your own organization. Which is why we have made it easy and risk-free to migrate some or all of your users to the Abaca Cloud Email Filter. Try it now for three months at no charge and no obligation.
Select 1 of 3 simple payment plans
After trying the Abaca cloud you will be convinced. The next step is to select a service plan. All plans include a 99.9% spam-blocking guarantee, ‘five-nines’ service availability, and telephone support.
|Time Blocks||For 1 year||For 2 years||For 3 years|
Q: I would like to protect 280 users for 2 years, what’s the cost? br> A: You need 3 blocks of 100 at $5,500. Your total bill will be $11,000.
Q: I have about 3,000 users, what’s the recurring fee for 1 year? A: You need 30 blocks at $2,900, making the RRP for 3000 users $87,000.
Make the switch
Making the switch to the next generation of email filtering requires just a few simple steps:
- Select a quarantine name. The format is YourCompany.AbacaMail.Com.
- Create a list of users by exporting your LDAP table or by manually creating a tab separated file.
- Send us the file.
- Point your MX records to Abaca.
Your organization is now protected by the best technology on the market, the revolutionary Abaca Cloud. It’s all automatic. No tuning. No adjusting. No managing whitelists. No assembling blacklists. In addition, Abaca datacenters are in located the most secure colocation centers the U.S. Your are now free from worries about email risk and email filter maintenance, and you staff is free to focus on delivering the other IT solutions that your business needs for success.
For more information on deploying the Abaca Cloud Service, call a representative at 887-GOABACA.