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filter

A query that identifies a dynamic group of resources that share common criteria.

A program or section of code that is designed to examine each input or output request for certain qualifying criteria and then process or forward it accordingly.

Consists of a set of criteria that determine what messages will be allowed to pass. Brightmail Anti-Spam uses both filters provided by Brightmail and filters provided by customers. Anti-Spam Filters and Anti-Virus Filters are sent from the BLOC. Content Filters, the Allowed Senders List and the Blocked Senders List are provided by customers.

Anti-spam filters are created by the BLOC on the basis of information gathered from the Probe Network. These filters use Brightmails state-of-the-art technologies and strategies to filter and classify email as it enters a site. The BLOC then transmits them to all Brightmail servers.

Anti-virus filters combine Brightmail processing technology with Symantec Anti-Virus definitions and engines to clean viruses from email. The BLOC transmits them to all Brightmail Servers. Anti-virus filtering is separately licensed.

Content filters are written by customers to supplement Anti-spam filters with filters tailored specifically to the needs of the organization.

Allowed Senders List, Blocked Senders List: These lists filter messages based on the sender. Organizations can create their own lists and subscribe to third-party lists.

A method for analyzing files, messages, or Web content.

In CommandCentral Storage, a feature in tables and in the Topology Map with which a user can limit the number and types of objects displayed. Also, a way in which an administrator can limit the amount of data collected by the Exchange explorer during an Exchange scan.