SonicWALL® Anti-Spam Desktop installs on a Windows-based desktop or laptop in minutes to immediately begin protecting Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail 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.
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.
The following platform/e-mail client combinations are currently supported for SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop.
- Windows Vista (64-bit): Outlook 2003 and 2007, Windows Mail
- Windows Vista (32-bit): Outlook 2003 and 2007, Windows Mail
- Windows XP: Outlook 2003 and 2007, Outlook Express 6.0
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, 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 personalise 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.
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.
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 customise 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.