The Symantec Brightmail solution consists of the Brightmail Anti Spam software along with realtime anti-spam and anti-virus rule updates downloaded to email servers.
An organization deploys the Symantec Brightmail software at its site.
The Brightmail server is deployed at a customer site.
Brightmail has email probes set around the Internet for detection of new spam.
Brightmail technicians create custom rules to block this spam in realtime.
These rules are downloaded to Brightmail servers, also in realtime.
In other words, this filter will catch 95 percent of your spam.
After the mail (1a) or (1b) is received by the MTA, the MTA sends the message to the Brightmail server (2).Similarly, Symantec Security Response sends realtime virus rules.These rules are used by customer’s Symantec Brightmail servers to catch spam and viruses. was a San Francisco-based technology company focused on anti-spam filtering.Brightmail's system has a three-pronged approach to stopping spam, the Probe Network is a massive number of e-mail addresses established for the sole purpose of receiving spam.