The systems used together have been able to detect botnets, such as the IMDDOS and those built on SpyEye. Many times, it can detect botnets weeks before they actually go active and start sending out malware, Holmes says.
The technology is not meant to be used as a standalone service, but in conjunction with other expert systems such as spam engines. Notos, for example, will penalize legitimate Web sites that are hosted with a provider that also hosts malicious domain names.
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