Yahoo Mail Calls on Abaca To Filter Malware
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Abaca Technology said that Yahoo will use its e-mail security solution to help protect users from spam, phishing, and other e-mail-borne attacks. Abaca's system uses the receiver's reputation to calculate whether an incoming message is legitimate. Once the Abaca solution is installed, protected users become part of the Abaca ReceiverNet Protection Network. As more users are added to the network, the company said, it becomes increasingly accurate in assessing threats from spam and other online attacks without additional system tuning.
"As one of the world's leading Internet companies, we take the security of our users very seriously," said John Kremer, VP of Yahoo Mail. "Abaca offers superior e-mail security capabilities and has built a reputation for reducing unsolicited e-mail within mailboxes. We believe that by deploying Abaca's solution with our anti-spam toolkit, we will offer Yahoo Mail users not only added e-mail security, but an enhanced user experience as well."
The e-mail system is offered in a hardware appliance form, which can handle up to 1.4 million e-mails daily, and as a virtual appliance that runs on VMware ESX Server or VMware Server and that can handle up to 2 million e-mails daily.
Abaca's e-mail protection service is in use at Notre Dame High School in Belmont, CA and Castilleja School in Palo Alto.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.