SOURCE: Cloudmark

January 23, 2008 13:50 ET

Marshal Integrates Cloudmark Technology to Augment Leading Anti-Spam Engine and Provide Even Faster and More Consistent Spam Detection

MailMarshal SpamProfiler With Cloudmark Authority Detects 99.5 Percent of Spam Consistently

ATLANTA, GA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Integrated email and Internet content provider Marshal and Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced a partnership to integrate Cloudmark's best-of-breed message filtering technology into the new SpamProfiler layer of Marshal's multilayered Defense-in-Depth Anti-Spam Engine. MailMarshal SpamProfiler with Cloudmark Authority detects at least 99.5 percent of spam consistently, thereby mitigating the security and performance challenges posed by growing messaging security threats.

"Continually evolving security and messaging threats mean vendors must constantly innovate to stay ahead of the deluge of abuse," said Jacinta Tobin, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Cloudmark. "The integration partnership with Marshal enables enterprises to benefit from the most advanced messaging security technologies available. We bring the accuracy and detection speed of Cloudmark's technologies to Marshal's market-leading enterprise security solution."

Marshal has integrated Cloudmark Authority into SpamProfiler, the newest layer of anti-spam protection in Marshal's Defense-in-Depth Anti-Spam Engine, which powers Marshal's email gateway solutions. SpamProfiler increases the consistency of spam detection, speeds message processing throughput and enhances detection of foreign language spam. It uses sophisticated algorithms to create spam signatures that identify instantly any message that resembles known spam. SpamProfiler receives signature updates as frequently as every ten minutes and performs exceptionally well even with foreign language spam. It accurately identifies and blocks the bulk of spam as it is received, maximizing message throughput and saving server resources.

"Our goal is to keep businesses virtually spam free," said Steve Sheinbaum, vice president of Marshal, Americas Region. "Developing a consistently effective anti-spam and anti-phishing defense is an ongoing and never-ending mission because formats and techniques to send are continually evolving. We are pleased to supplement the SpamProfiler layer of our unrivalled anti-spam engine with Cloudmark Authority, which is very complementary to our existing technology. Combining technology from Cloudmark, another leading messaging security vendor, to our existing products is a major demonstrable benefit to all our customers."

Marshal's multilayered spam filtering system already includes SpamCensor, an advanced heuristic analysis layer, URLCensor, IP Reputation and DNS blacklists, and CountryCensor, as well as highly customizable policy options. Cloudmark offers accurate, high-performance protection against spam, phishing and email-borne viruses. Cloudmark's technology is based on a unique combination of Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ algorithms and real-time data on emerging threats from the Cloudmark Global Threat Network, consisting of 300 million trusted reporters in more than 200 countries. In addition to the highest level of accuracy, Cloudmark offers unmatched message throughput, significantly lowering CPU resource/server requirements.

More information on the MailMarshal Gateway Email Security solutions is located at http://www.marshal.com/products/index.asp. More information about Cloudmark Authority is located at http://cloudmark.com.

About Cloudmark

Cloudmark, Inc. is a global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, delivering the industry's fastest, most comprehensive and most accurate real-time spam, virus and phishing protection for fixed and mobile networks. Cloudmark solutions combine highly sophisticated Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology based on innovative, high-performance algorithms and a Global Threat Network consisting of trusted reporters in 200 countries to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 300 million mailboxes and the company works with more than 100 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operator networks (including seven of the top 10 in North America), such as EarthLink, Comcast, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, NTT Communications, SprintNextel, Virgin Mobile and Swisscom, as well as hosted messaging providers, including domainFACTORY. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudmark.com.

About Marshal

Marshal is a global leader in Content Security across multiple protocols, enabling organizations to secure their IT environment, protect against threats and comply with corporate governance needs. Marshal provides customers with a complete portfolio of policy-driven Email and Internet solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving. Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and web against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than seven million users in 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements.

Marshal is headquartered in Atlanta (USA) and London (UK) with further offices in Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa), Houston (USA), Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand). More information is available at www.marshal.com.