Product Summary

Essurance Editions

MetaSwarm offers four editions of the Essurance system:

Home EditionAllows individuals to validate messages and websites via browser and message application plug-ins.  Allows parents to control children’s messaging and web wanderings.

Corporate/Enterprise EditionAllows corporations to maintain online integrity and regain control of their corporate identities.  Enables the correlation of information within the Enterprise.

ISP/IDC EditionAllows network and service providers to protect individual and corporate customers from fraud and identity theft.  Allows network and service providers to manage the content hosted on their systems and to resell services to individual and corporate customers. Enables the correlation of information across multiple Enterprises.

Authority EditionAllows authorized groups and individuals to send official messages without the fear of fake or unauthorized “official” messages.  Allows authorized groups and individuals to understand the relationships among the various entities in email, IM, SMS, and web spaces.  Enables the correlation of information across multiple Enterprises, across multiple ISPs/IDCs, and across multiple communication modes.

Essurance Function Summary

Essurance Function

User Type

Authority

ISP/IDC

Corp/Ent

Home

Validation Functions

 

Anti-Fraud

 

 

Validate email/IM (desktop plug-in)

x

x

x

x

 

 

Validate email/IM (laptop plug-in/travel)

x

x

x

x

 

 

Validate SMS/email (cell phone applet)

x

x

x

x

 

 

Validate corporate internal email

x

x

x

 

 

 

Validate corporate registered unique email

x

x

x

 

 

Reputation Management

 

 

Validate web sites based on Partner List

x

x

x

x

 

 

Identify pharming websites based on AggCenter e-Analytics

x

x

x

x

 

 

Provide information re selected website (AggCenter uses selection as input for targeted discovery)

x

x

x

x

 

 

Inward: Provide information on hosting services to protect against unauthorized web services

x

x

x

 

 

 

Outward: Provide information on fake corporate websites to protect against brand hijacking

x

x

x

 

 

 

Provide information on hosted companies to protect against inappropriate or illegal use

x

x

 

 

 

Message Management

 

 

Identify spam, i.e., Identify bulk vs. non-bulk email and Identify conforming bulk vs. non-conforming bulk email

x

x

x

x

 

 

Provide information about domains

x

x

x

x

 

 

Mark message headers for mail filters, e.g., Outlook

x

x

x

 

 

 

Pre-segregate messages per site policy

x

x

x

 

 

Monitoring, Filtering, and Control

 

 

Block access to spam messages

x

x

x

x

 

 

Control access to bulk messages (e.g., turn links off in bulk email)

x

x

x

x

 

 

Block access to phishing messages

x

x

x

x

 

 

Block access to pharming websites

x

x

x

x

 

 

Server version: Blocks non-conforming bulk messages from reaching the desktops/laptops/cell phones

x

x

x

 

 

Other

 

 

Essurance Reseller – sell Essurance service to corporate customers (ISP serves as AggCenter)

x

x

 

 

 

 

Provide information on relationships among ISPs/IDCs, corporations, and users across email, SMS/IM/IRC, web site, and blog communication modes

x

 

 

 

Management Functions

 

Anti-Fraud

 

 

Specify whether fraudulent messages will be archived or deleted

x

x

x

x

 

 

Specify whether fraudulent websites will display in a user’s browser or not

x

x

x

x

 

 

Specify whether fraudulent messages reach the recipient’s desktop or not

x

x

x

 

 

 

Generate Partner Lists that contain valid messaging and website information

x

x

x

 

 

Reputation Management

 

 

Specify the corporate trademarks or other corporate identity tokens that are to be protected

x

x

x

 

 

 

Specify the frequency for searches seeking unauthorized use of trademarks and other identity tokens

x

x

x

 

 

 

Specify notification information when unauthorized use of trademarks and other identity tokens are found

x

x

x

 

 

Message Management

 

 

Specify keywords or tokens of interest to manage messages based on message content or by the contents of associated websites

x

x

x

x

 

 

Specify characteristics that define conforming and non-conforming bulk messages

x

x

x

x

 

 

Manage newsletters independently of other types of bulk messages

x

x

x

x

 

Monitoring, Filtering, and Control

 

 

Specify the types of content to focus monitoring

x

x

x

x

 

 

Set controls with respect to various message or website properties

x

x

x

x

 

 

Set monitoring parameters with respect to incoming and outgoing messages

x

x

x

x

 

 

Manage the types of messages that are inappropriate by setting specific email addresses, or by explicit lists that are user-defined or based on content type

x

x

x

x

Analysis Functions

 

Anti-Fraud

 

 

Relationship analysis of historical data

x

x

x

x

 

 

Analysis of messages for clones

x

x

x

 

 

 

Analysis of external websites for brand hijacking

x

x

x

 

 

Reputation Management

 

 

Relationship analysis of historical data

x

x

x

x

 

 

Analysis of internal messaging policies

x

x

x

 

 

 

Relationship analysis for accountability reporting

x

x

x

 

 

 

Message usage analysis

x

x

x

 

 

 

Reputational analysis of corporate websites

x

x

x

 

 

Message Management

 

 

Relationship analysis of historical data

x

x

x

x

 

 

Analysis of messages for content types or content elements with restricted distribution

x

x

x

 

 

 

Analysis of messages for inappropriate content type

x

x

x

 

 

 

Relationship analysis of message sets of interest

x

x

x

 

 

Monitoring, Filtering, and Control

 

 

Relationship analysis of historical data

x

x

x

x

 

 

Monitoring triggers for report generation

x

x

x

 

 

 

Monitoring triggers for real-time notifications

x

x

x