OUTBREAK DATE: 10-18-06
Dangerous Trojan Uses Word Document to Spread
Outbreak Filters Protects Users 19 hours and 3 minutes Before First AV Signature
IronPort’s Virus Outbreak Filters protects customers within the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of an AV signature. During the recent Kukudro variant outbreak, Outbreak Filters protected customers 19 hours and 3 minutes before traditional AV vendors** provided protection.
Potential Damage from Outbreak
Virus Outbreak Timeline
*As named by Trend Micro.
**Calculated as publicly published signatures from the following vendors: Sophos, Trend Micro, Computer Associates, F-Secure, Symantec and McAfee. If signature time is not available, first publicly published alert time is used. Generic signatures not included.