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AOL Blocks ONE Billion E-Mail Viruses

Posted: 17th May, 2004 By: MarkJ
Since introducing its anti-virus e-mail filter during April 2003, ISP AOL claims to have blocked a global total of one billion infected messages:

The Internet service provider, a subsidiary of Time Warner, says it protected each of the company's subscribers from an average of 30 virus attacks.

"As we move into a high-speed world, antivirus protection becomes even more critical, because a basic broadband connection can leave you defenceless against hackers and virus attacks on your home computer," Tatiana Gau, chief trust officer and senior vice president for integrity assurance at AOL, said in a statement.

The Time Warner subsidiary screens both incoming and outgoing mail for free and offers additional fee-based services through a deal with Network Associates, which will soon be renamed McAfee, after its best-known product.


It wouldn't surprise us if a number of other leading providers could highlight similar results, provided they’re intelligent enough to offer a server-side anti-virus solution in the first place. More @ ZDNet.
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