Every business and service provider has some form of anti-virus protection in place, yet malware penetration has become commonplace. Virus writers have identified the weak-point of traditional AV engines - the time it takes to develop protection for viruses - and have exploited it to their advantage by flooding the Internet with thousands of distinct virus variants simultaneously. These so-called server-side polymorphic viruses have caught businesses and service providers unprotected, and can cause millions of dollars in damage and lost productivity.
This Commtouch Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection (or Zero-Hour AV) is an essential complement to traditional anti-virus protection. Based on patented Recurrent Pattern Detection technology, Zero-Hour AV blocks hours and even days faster than traditional AV, closing the protection gap against viruses and virus variants. Commtouch provides real-time virus detection to close the early-hour vulnerability gap during which millions of users are infected. Commtouch's proactive virus detection capabilities ensure users' protection hours before signatures are released.
Because viruses no longer act in obvious ways and are designed to evade signature-based AV, the time it takes for signatures or heuristics to be developed and distributed leaves businesses exposed to emerging threats. The service is implemented before any other traditional anti-virus solutions integrated with your IMail server.
Commtouch provides real-time virus detection to close the early-hour vulnerability gap during which millions of users are infected. Commtouch Zero- Hour Virus Outbreak Protection detection capabilities ensure users' protection hours before signatures are released. By proactively scanning the Internet and identifying massive virus outbreaks as soon as they emerge, Commtouch's Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection provides virus blocking that is immediate, effective and signature-independent.
Most AV solutions depend on signature and/or heuristic (rule-based) technology to identify and block viruses. While this technology is still necessary for protection, it can take hours, if not days to create and then requires software updates in order for protection to start. Zero Hour works independently of signatures, requiring no updates.
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With no signatures or updates to wait on, Zero Hour can effectively start detecting virus outbreaks the moment they emerge. The Zero Hour technology is based on Commtouch's proven RPD technology which monitors billions of messages weekly in order to proactively identify and block new malware.
- Detection based on mail pattern, not content, resulting in high catch rates
- Adapts and learns without needing to know what to look for, resulting in faster response to threats
- Difficult to fool as attacks always have a pattern
- Requires ability to analyze billions of messages from around the world in real time