SonicWALL® Anti-Spam Desktop delivers client-based anti-spam, anti-phishing protection for Outlook or Outlook Express e-mail clients on Windows-based desktops or laptops. With SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop, e-mail once again becomes a tool to enhance productivity—instead of a source of user frustration and administrative dread. SonicWALL has engineered costs out of Anti-Spam Desktop to deliver affordable world-class e-mail protection.
SonicWALL® Anti-Spam Desktop installs on a Windows-based desktop or laptop in minutes to immediately begin protecting Outlook or Outlook Express inboxes from spam and phishing e-mail. There are no rules to create and no lists to populate. With continued use, SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop learns about unwanted e-mail types, to deliver even better inbox protection.
Blocks Spam and Phishing Email:
When SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop is installed on a Windows-based system it acts as a plug-in to Outlook or Outlook Express. Anti-Spam Desktop evaluates e-mail arriving via Exchange, POP, or IMAP to the Outlook or Outlook Express system, and prevents spam and phishing e-mail from reaching the Inbox.
SonicWALL currently supports the following platform/email client combinations for Anti-Spam Desktop. While Anti-Spam Desktop may operate on other platform/e-mail client combinations, such combinations are NOT supported.
1. Windows Vista (32-bit): Outlook 2003 and 2007 (the Winmail e-mail client on Vista is not supported at this time)
2. Windows XP: Outlook 2003 and 2007, Outlook Express 6.0
3. Windows 2000: Outlook 2002 and 2003, Outlook Express 6.0
How SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop Works:
Once installed, SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop will start each time the Outlook or Outlook Express e-mail client is started. Anti-Spam Desktop evaluates e-mail as it arrives, placing spam e-mail in the Junk Mail folder, phishing e-mail in Phishing Mail folder, and legitimate e-mail in the Inbox. With the Challenge/Response option, challenged e-mail will be placed in the Challenged Mail folder.
If a spam message does get delivered to the Inbox, users simply highlight the message and select the “Junk” button to remove it from the Inbox. This also adds the sender to a blocked list so that future e-mail from this sender is blocked as spam. Should a legitimate e-mail unintentionally be placed in Junk Mail folder, the user may simply highlight the message and select the “Unjunk button. This action will also add the sender to an allowed list so that future e-mail from that person is delivered correctly.
Features & Benefits: Real-time Protection -
To stay up-to-date on evolving spam and phishing attacks, SonicWALL Email Security interacts in real-time with the SonicWALL GRID Network. With unparalleled accuracy, this global network evaluates millions of e-mails each day. For each e-mail, the GRID determines the reputation of the sender, content, links, images, attachments, and more. This enables SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop to deliver accurate and up-to-date e-mail protection.
Powerful Bayesian Filtering -
SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop stops spam with its unique Adversarial Bayesian Filtering Engine. Bayesian filtering examines the content of an e-mail message to determine if it is spam. Unlike many spam filters SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop also considers hundreds of other e-mail attributes, detecting even the most subtle spammer tricks. The results are a true and complete evaluation of each message as spam or good.
Unique Anti-Phishing Protection -
SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop has the industry’s only Bayesian Phishing Engine. This allows SonicWALL to detect phishing e-mail with unsurpassed accuracy. SonicWALL places these dangerous e-mails in a designated Phishing Folder, making it clear that those e-mails are potentially dangerous. This dramatically reduces the risk of having financial, personal, or proprietary information lost through an e-mail-based phishing attack.
Easy-to-Manage Allowed and Blocked Lists - Allowed and Blocks lists allow each user to personalize SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop to meet their specific spam blocking needs. SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop
automatically creates and updates a People (e-mail address) Allowed and Blocked List. Each user can also update these lists as they see fit. In addition, SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop also allows each user to create and maintain a Company (Domain Name) Allowed and Blocked list and a Mailing List Allowed List.
Flexible Controls -
Once installed SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop begins blocking spam and phishing e-mail immediately. Users have the power to change the aggressiveness of the spam detection settings based on the content of the message. For example a user can be more aggressive in blocking email with Obscene Language but less aggressive in blocking email containing Advertisements. Users can even choose to block or allow messages based on language. This flexibility lets users fine-tune SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop.
Challenge-Response Ready -
SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop can challenge none, some, or all of the e-mail messages received from unknown senders. Challenges can be text or a visual image and users can customize the “challenge” message.
Connectivity to SonicWALL Email Security -
When SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop is running on a desktop or laptop, it will determine if there is an upstream active copy of SonicWALL Email Security. If so, SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop will attempt to “push” its People Allowed and Blocked Lists to SonicWALL Email Security, assuming that appropriate login credentials can be provided and the user is allowed to update these lists on the SonicWALL Email Security system. Once set-up, this connectivity allows the user to use the “Junk” and “Unjunk” buttons in SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop and have the Allowed and Blocked List updated on SonicWALL Email Security.
Many Other Features:
• Multiple Inbox Support – The Outlook version of SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop can scan one or more different inboxes.
• Scan Folder Option – You can re-scan your inbox or any other folder you wish just by selecting that folder and using the Scan Selected Folder option.
• Automatic Re-scanning –The SonicWALL GRID Network is always discovering new spam. This option removes any newly-discovered spam from your inbox.
• Wireless Device Support – Email received by your desktop or laptop and forwarded to your wireless device can have spam and phishing email removed before it is sent out.
Easy to get started, easy to use
SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop installs in minutes on a Windows-based desktop or laptop and immediately begins protecting Outlook, Outlook Express , or Windows Mail inboxes from spam and phishing e-mail. There are no rules you need to create, no lists to populate. SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop will continue to learn about the e-mail that is spam and it will become even more efficient at protecting each inbox.
If a spam message does get past SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop and into an inbox, a user simply selects the message, presses the “Junk” button and the message will be instantly removed from the user’s inbox and placed in the SonicWALL Junk Mail box. SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop will also add the sender of the e-mail to a personal blocked list and the user will never receive a message from that sender again.
If a good message ends up in the SonicWALL Junk Mail folder, a user simply clicks on the message and selects the “Unjunk” button to immediately move the message to the inbox. SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop will also add the sender to the user’s personal allowed list and the user will always receive messages from that sender