Symantec takes on multi-lingual spam

Symantec recently announced Symantec Brightmail Anti-Spam Version 6.0.

Symantec has announced Symantec Brightmail Anti-Spam Version 6.0.

Version 6.0 is designed to further protect enterprises from the latest spamming techniques, by providing new non-English language filters and powerful administration enhancements.

Symantec Brightmail Anti-Spam 6.0 now includes a centralised web-based control centre, consolidated logging and reporting, and global policies that can be created on a per-user or per-group basis.

"Symantec Brightmail Anti-Spam 6.0 demonstrates Symantec's commitment to providing its customers with the most innovative and technically proficient anti-spam solution on the market," says Enrique Salem, senior vice-president: gateway solutions, Symantec.

"While improving defence against spam is critical, another area of great importance to [users] is creating operational efficiencies for spam defense," says Matt Cain, senior vice-president, Meta Group.

Symantec estimates that between 10% and 20% of all global spam is non-English, making non-English spam a critical issue for any company, especially in countries where English is not the primary language.

According to Symantec, Brightmail Anti-Spam 6.0 can identify messages in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, enabling the software to run only the filters that apply to the message’s language and increasing the performance of Symantec's foreign language filtering capabilities.

Computing SA staff

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