SOURCE: Cloudmark

August 05, 2008 08:30 ET

Media Temple Deploys Cloudmark Authority for Apache SpamAssassin™

Leading Web Hosting Provider Uses Cloudmark Authority® Software Plug-In to Increase SpamAssassin Filtering Accuracy by 80 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced that (mt) Media Temple, Inc., a leading provider of web hosting and software application services, has successfully deployed the Cloudmark Authority plug-in alongside their existing Apache SpamAssassin implementation to deliver higher message filtering accuracy and performance. The enhanced protection against spam, phishing and viruses, provided by the Cloudmark Authority plug-in, has been rolled out to more than 250,000 Media Temple mailboxes. Media Temple joins a growing number of service providers who have benefited from improved customer satisfaction and cost savings by deploying the Cloudmark Authority solution, the industry's most accurate and efficient messaging security solution.

With the Cloudmark Authority plug-in for Apache SpamAssassin, Media Temple was able to seamlessly integrate the solution into their current environment in less than one day, allowing customers to immediately take advantage of better messaging protection without any material system changes.

"We are committed to providing quality e-mail together with world-class hosting services. Keeping spam and other malicious content out of subscribers' inboxes is critical to a quality e-mail experience," said Demian Sellfors, chief executive officer at Media Temple. "Almost immediately after deploying the Cloudmark Authority solution, we experienced dramatic improvements in accuracy -- including higher catch rates and lower false positives. The Cloudmark Authority plug-in integrated seamlessly into our existing SpamAssassin platform in less time and with fewer resources, especially compared to other solutions we evaluated. We are extremely excited about the positive improvements to our e-mail services, which enables us to better protect our customers from spam and malware."

The Cloudmark Authority plug-in for SpamAssassin increased Media Temple's catch rate of spam, phishing and viruses by 80 percent and drove down false positives to almost immeasurable levels. Cloudmark's high accuracy is due to a unique combination of Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology and real-time corroborated feedback from Cloudmark's Global Threat Network™ system, the world's largest live threat monitoring system. Cloudmark Authority frees IT resources and reduces administrative time, while delivering the highest level of protection against new threat outbreaks and zero-hour attacks. The latest threat fingerprints are automatically updated every 30-60 seconds so that Media Temple no longer needs to manually write new message filtering rules for SpamAssassin.

In addition, the Cloudmark Authority plug-in helps to significantly reduce hardware and datacenter-related costs. Because it requires only a fraction of the processing power of a rules-based solution, Media Temple was able to more efficiently utilize existing hardware and minimize operational overhead.

"The FBI announced last month that online crime is at an all-time high, making it essential to stay ahead of the latest spam, phishing and malware attacks," said Jamie de Guerre, CTO at Cloudmark. "With the Cloudmark Authority plug-in for the Apache SpamAssassin platform integrated into their solution, Media Temple is able to better protect its customers from all forms of messaging threats now and in the future. The Cloudmark Authority software solution gives service providers a way to stay ahead of the competition by providing their customers with an exceptional e-mail experience, while also lowering infrastructure and operations costs."

SpamAssassin users can get a free trial of the Cloudmark Authority software by going to or by e-mailing

About Media Temple

(mt) Media Temple®, Inc. is an industry leading, Inc. 500, privately held, profitable web hosting and software application services company based in Los Angeles, California. Since 1998 the company has provided businesses worldwide with reliable, professional-class network environments to host websites, email, business applications, and other rich media content. (mt)® is a friendly, accessible group of "technology agnostic" engineers, support professionals, and business developers focused on the continued financial success of the company while adding value to the services provided to customers. For more information, please visit

About Cloudmark®

Cloudmark, Inc. is a global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, delivering the most accurate, high-performance and comprehensive real-time spam, virus and phishing protection for fixed, mobile and social networks. Cloudmark's patented solutions combine Advanced Message Fingerprinting technology based on innovative, highly efficient algorithms and a Global Threat Network system consisting of trusted reporters in every country across the globe to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points of the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions protect more than 700 million mailboxes for the world's largest service provider networks, including over 75 percent of major ISPs in the United States and Japan. Cloudmark's customers include EarthLink, Comcast, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, NTT OCN and Swisscom as well as leading hosting providers, Mailtrust, Synacor, NuVox and others. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit

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