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Real-time alerts for new virus outbreaks

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IronPort Systems , a leader in email security, has announced that the company has begun issuing real-time virus outbreak alerts via email from its Threat Operation Centre.

IronPort users and anyone signing up for the email alerts will have the immediate advantage of being the first to know when new virus outbreaks occur.

The email alerts are a product of IronPort's early warning system of detection, Virus Outbreak Filters, which automatically protect IronPort users during a virus outbreak, an average of 13.6 hours prior to traditional anti-virus signatures becoming available.

The email alerts notify users that IronPort's automated preventive security systems have already been activated and at the same time they increase awareness of a new outbreak across the global email community.

Increasing awareness promotes actions that can prevent viral email from entering IronPort and non-IronPort networks alike. For example, consumers who are forewarned about suspicious email on their desktop will resist opening it. System administrators not using IronPort Virus Outbreak Filters can manually take action to help defend against the outbreak.

Subscribe for free automated email virus outbreak alert delivery at www.ironport.com. The automated virus outbreak alerts include a name for the virus or virus variant and any pattern or relevant history of the detected virus.

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