The Message Sniffer software is designed to be installed on an email server or filtering appliance. Message Sniffer is driven by a professionally managed rulebase, available via subscription, that is continuously monitored and updated by intelligent machines and highly trained analysts. This teamwork between synthetic intelligence and extraordinary people reduces your administrative workload to a minimum and allows SNF to respond quickly (within minutes) to new threats while also predicting future hazards so they can be blocked before they arrive.
The Message Sniffer software has two components: SNFServer and SNFClient. SNFServer provides message scanning and collaborative IP reputation services (GBUdb) via the XCI protocol. GBUdb responds quickly to emerging threats and saves system resources by providing IP blocking information and modifying message scan results in real-time. SNFClient provides a command line interface to SNFServer via the XCI protocol. The SNFClient utility can be used to connect SNFServer to virtually any email server or filtering system that supports external antispam and antivirus tools.
SNF accurately captures more than 99% of spam without tuning. We calculate this statistic from real-world data collected by our monitoring system using system telemetry, data from spam-traps, user submissions and a comparative analysis with several dozen high quality spam tests.
In addition, Message Sniffer's highly optimized engine has very modest hardware requirements and typically uses only a small fraction of the resources required by other engines. (SNF typically has less than 10% of the CPU requirement of SpamAssassin when processing the same message stream!)
Message Sniffer is used by ISPs, ASPs, SaaS providers, spam filtering services, antispam appliance vendors, schools, businesses, and consultants worldwide to protect systems from spam, scams, viruses, and other email borne threats.
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