Photos: MessageLabs antivirus operations

Photos: MessageLabs antivirus operations

Summary: MessageLabs runs its email monitoring operation from anonymous-looking labs in Gloucester. ZDNet UK goes behind their yellow-brick facade to where 'Big Brother' keeps an eye on things

TOPICS: Security

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  • MessageLabs' headquarters are housed in three yellow-brick buildings near Gloucester. The buildings can only be entered by using a swipe card. Visitors must be announced 24 hours beforehand and have to be accompanied by a member of staff at all times.

  • The Network Operations Centre (NOC) monitors MessageLabs' customer infrastructure, and is the first line of defence in combating malicious code and spam. This part of the company scans all mail destined for a client, before deciding whether the mail is spam, contains malware or is safe.

Topic: Security

Tom Espiner

About Tom Espiner

Tom is a technology reporter for He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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