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Red Condor Rolls Out BotHunter Email Security System

BotHunter pulls targeted data, searching for potential bot activity across the Web

Rohnert Park, Calif. " June 2, 2009 " Red Condor, the award-winning provider of true hybrid email security solutions, recently released BotHunter, an advanced layer of email security that monitors bot activity in real-time across the Internet. BotHunter is included as part of Red Condor's email security solutions, which include its family of Message Assurance Gateway (MAG) network appliances and Hosted Service. All Red Condor's products come with full functionality and premium fully managed support.

Red Condor's BotHunter system pulls targeted data, searching for potential bot activity across the Web. BotHunter runs an extensive series of tests on each suspected IP address, also double checking against BeigeList, a list of known good senders to minimize False Positives. If the IP address passes all tests, it is added to Red Condor's own Real Time Bot List ("BotHunter RBL"). BotHunter has proven successful against the Conficker or Conflicker botnet, which has attacked more than 10 million computers around the world, as well as against the resurging threat of image spam most of which is generated by bots. Red Condor charts the number of bots detected by BotHunter in its online Threat Center located at RedCondor.com.

"BotHunter is one more way in which we are continually improving our technology and further differentiating our approach to spam fighting from other products and services on the market," said Dr. Thomas Steding, CEO of Red Condor. "Our proprietary technology replaces the need to rely on the off-the-shelf blacklists that every other solution on the market uses. Experience shows that these lists are ineffective, so we built our own solution from the ground up to ensure the highest level of performance. As seen by the Conficker botnet, bots have become an increasingly popular way for hackers and cyber criminals to disrupt business, steal information and gain illegal access to company networks. Whether a Denial of Service bot or spambot, BotHunter is continuously working to identify malicious bots and prevent them from impacting our customers' day-to-day operations."

BotHunter is part of Red Condor's multi-layered defense strategy. In addition to success layers of SMTP session level defenses, content analysis, virus detection, sender profiling, and other filtering Red Condor's technology also provides perimeter protection against network-based threats. By identifying the source of threats, Red Condor can block any potential malicious messages before they enter a company's network.

Company's interested in experiencing Red Condor's filtering capabilities can register to use any of the company's Message Assurance Gateway appliances or Hosted Service free of charge for 30 days. The trial covers unlimited emails boxes and domains. For more information, visit http://www.redcondor.com/products/trial.htm.

About Red Condor Red Condor is revolutionizing spam-fighting technology. Red Condor's highly accurate Email DNA filter, hybrid architecture Vx Technology, and fully managed appliances lead to a dramatic reduction in the cost of owning a premium spam filter. With solutions for small business, as well as ISPs with millions of email inboxes, Red Condor has a cost-effective, time-saving solution that is rapidly gaining market share. The system's design has built-in zero tolerance for lost email, and a near zero false-positive rate while achieving long-term spam block rates greater than 99%. This next generation technology is backed by a 24x7 customer care center staffed by email security experts at Red Condor's headquarters. For more information, visit www.redcondor.com.

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