In The Mail Jul09


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In The Mail Jul09

  1. 1. July 2009 Volume 2, Issue 7 Monthly Websense Email Security Threat Brief Top 10 Classifications of URLs in Email Top 10 ThreatSeekerTM Malware Discoveries & Closed Window of Exposure Other 100,000 180 Tech Instances AV Exposure Window 160 19% 10,000 30% 140 Instances Hours 120 1,000 100 Health 100 80 6% 60 10 40 Business 20 1 0 6% Malicious 5% Forums Shopping 13% 4% Auctions Financial Travel 5% 9% 3% Figure 1: Embedded URLs in Email Figure 2: First to Detect Understanding how Web URLs in Email are classified Because of the ThreatSeekerTM Network, our Email Security customers are protected is crucial to stopping converged threats hours, and often days, before other security vendors provide a solution. KEY STATS Celebrating with Waledac Monthly Email Trends from the Security Labs Threats “in the mail” this month:  4.2 billion messages processed by the Hosted Infrastructure (over 136 million per day) With Independence Day in the United States came a new  89.3% of all email was spam Waledac campaign the day before the celebration holiday.  88.6% of spam included an embedded URL This time we saw an enticement to view a video displaying a  154 thousand instances of 41 unique zero-day fireworks display. Unprotected users who double clicked threats stopped by ThreatSeeker before AV the video would have been incorporated into the Waledac  3.5% of spam emails were phishing attacks botnet. You can see what we found at our alert here. How Websense is addressing these threats: The month of July saw the highest percentage of spam  99.8% spam detection rate. Websense Hosted Email Security provides 99% spam detection email in any month so far this year - 89.3% of all email was Service Level Agreement. spam. We also saw an increase in phishing attacks through  Average false positive rate of 1 in 203,638 email at 3.5% this month. A slight increase on previous  4.2% average daily threats protected using months, showing that in the continued economic climate ThreatSeeker intelligence before AV signatures spammers and scammers are looking to make a profit were available through fraudulent means. What this means:  The threat landscape is dangerous and growing In other trends, Websense is seeing a rising number of more sophisticated. shortened URLs in spam messages, new growth in the use  Websense is on the forefront of finding these of image spam, and a consistently high number of emails threats including the increasingly pervasive blended threats. which contain links to malicious sites.  Most importantly, Websense is ideally positioned to address these threats with our market-leading Web security expertise, which drives our leadership in protecting from converged email & Web 2.0 threats.
  2. 2. Spam as a Percent of Inbound Email 96 94 Why Websense Email Security? 92 90 - The Websense ThreatSeeker 88 Network provides the 86 intelligence to proactively 84 82 protect against spam and malware – far ahead of traditional anti-spam and anti- virus alone. Figure 3 - Percent of email that contains spam (Average 89.3%) While this figure fluctuates, this signifies that a very high percentage of incoming email is indeed spam. Without a strong email security solution, customers will experience bandwidth and storage capacity issues, - Today’s pervasive blended frustration, and a drain in productivity, not to mention exposure to significant security risk. threats are best matched by integration of best-in-class Websense Web security with email security for Essential Information Protection. Spam Detection Rate 100.1% 100.0% 99.9% 99.8% 99.7% 99.6% 99.5% Figure 4 - Percent of spam detected (Average 99.8%) This is evidence that we are consistently maintaining a very high spam detection rate. Therefore, customers should be very confident that with Websense they are receiving the best in anti-spam protection. False Positive Rate (1 in X) 250,000 25,000 2,500 Figure 5 - False Positive Rate (Average 1 in 203,638) This shows how Websense is consistently maintaining a very low false positive rate. While Websense is catching a high percentage of spam, customers are rarely inhibited by messages falsely landing in a spam queue.