Wkit security puts a stop to viruses spread via e-mail

WKIT SECURITY PUTS A STOP TO VIRUSES SPREAD VIA E-MAIL Wkit Security has developed WMS, Wkit Mail Scanner, an application that checks all your incoming e-mails before you open them. WMS provides protection against all currently known trojans and embedded scripts that are distributed via the world's most commonly used e-mail programs. The software will be distributed free of charge via Wkit Security AB and Effnet's home pages, www.wkit.com and www.effnet.com. Concealed in what appeared to be a harmless love letter, the "I Love You" virus took the world by storm on 4 May this year, causing major damage for Outlook users. Embedded programs of this type are known as trojans and are but one of the types of attack against which the new software provides effective protection. WMS also searches for all file formats that Microsoft has approved in its products. The program warns the user whenever it finds something that is a potential threat. The user can then check the origin of the mail before previewing it. In the most commonly used e-mail programs, it is possible to design a trojan so that the user cannot even select the mail to send it to the recycle bin. WMS solves this as the program runs prior to the e-mail reader, which gives the user the chance to sift out any mails that WMS classes as a security risk. As a final measure, WMS checks your outbox. Here the program checks that the user does not, consciously or inadvertently, contribute to spamming, i.e. send a message to a large group of people who did not request it. About Wkit Security Wkit Security is a company that works with security-related services and products. The company, which is based in Håverud in Dalsland, is divided into two divisions. The Services Division carries out security analyses of customers' internal and external data communications. The division also offers training and consulting in the field of security. The Product Division develops security-related software and, in addition to WMS, has developed the DBB copy protection for CD-ROMs and the WOCS software application which can retrieve deleted files. Wkit Security is owned by the listed Effnet Group and Wkit is responsible for security issues within the group. Read more about Wkit Security at www.wkit.com. About Effnet Effnet's business concept is to develop, market, sell and distribute network products and network technologies designed to resolve bottlenecks in Internet communication, thereby creating maximum benefit for customers. Effnet markets its products in three ways: as own-brand products, via OEM agreements and by licensing technology to other players in the network industry. During 1999, Effnet changed from being purely a development company into a commercial player in the network market. The company is now entering a phase in which marketing and sales are the main focus. Today, Effnet has a presence in four locations: Stockholm, Luleå, Boston and Mountain View, California. Effnet Group AB is listed on the "Nya Marknaden" (New Market). The company has 79 employees. Read more about Effnet at www.effnet.com. For more information, please contact: Lars Olov Guttke Jonas Strömberg Managing Director Information Manager Wkit Security AB Wkit Security AB Tel :0530-44460 Tel. 070-26 10 564 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/23/20000823BIT00700/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/23/20000823BIT00700/bit0002.pdf