SOURCE: Cloudmark, Inc.

December 05, 2006 16:07 ET

Wireless Edge Integrates Cloudmark to Maximize Messaging Security in Network Infrastructures

Leverages Industry-Leading Anti-Spam Technology in Mobile, Email and Enterprise Solutions

HONG KONG -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- ITU Telecom World 2006 -- Wireless Edge is integrating industry-leading messaging security technology from Cloudmark into its converged network security solutions. The companies have entered into an OEM agreement through which Wireless Edge will add Cloudmark Authority™ to its best of class deep content inspection, building the carrier-class technology into a range of edge devices to block spam and phishing attacks. The first enhanced offerings will be available early next year beginning with Wireless Edge's BeSecure content security gateway.

Wireless Edge delivers network edge solutions to carriers, service providers and enterprises maintaining large heterogeneous networks. The company's Unified Edge Services Platform (UESP) secures, accelerates and controls application traffic over both wireless and wired networks. With the volume and sophistication of spam increasing steadily and a surging growth in mobile messaging threats, Wireless Edge sought to maximize its messaging security capabilities to keep spam, virus and phishing off mail servers and block new threats to MMS and other mobile applications for service providers and enterprises.

"Spam is a major problem for end-users and IT departments worldwide," says Dr. Phil Gee, CEO. "With over 90% of service provider inbound email being spam, mobile users in particular will resent being deluged with spam as this problem grows, and in some cases, charged to receive it. In turn, the reputations of corporations, service providers, universities and other organizations with open networks can be highly compromised by having too much spam originate from their networks."

Wireless Edge trialed Cloudmark's solutions and was impressed by the speed, accuracy and ease of integration. "Cloudmark filters complex application traffic at wire speed with high accuracy," says Dr. Hongwen Zhang, CTO of Wireless Edge. "As a software-based solution, BeSecure integrated with Cloudmark Authority is going to be much better suited to the intensive content processing required for high volumes of messaging traffic than hardware-based firewall alternatives."

With Cloudmark anti-spam solutions integrated into Wireless Edge's clientless content scanning technology, customers will gain maximum control of messaging traffic into and out of networks and be able to protect the broadest range of devices including desktops, laptops, PDAs, smartphones, game consoles and media players. Repeatedly proven the fastest, most accurate solution in service provider trials and independent industry test labs, Cloudmark secures more than 120 million mailboxes and 50 service provider networks worldwide. Cloudmark's desktop, server and service provider solutions combine the most efficient, intelligent fingerprinting algorithms with real-time filtering and verification.

"Cloudmark and Wireless Edge are ideal partners because both of our solutions extend from the service provider network to enterprise servers and user devices," says Jacinta Tobin, VP Business Development at Cloudmark. "Wireless Edge shares our focus on providing intelligent, end-to-end messaging security solutions and understands the economic importance of accurate, wire-speed filtering to email and wireless providers."

Availability

Integration of Cloudmark's spam detection into Wireless Edge's BeSecure solutions is underway with joint solutions scheduled to ship in Q1 2007.

About Wireless Edge

Wireless Edge delivers edge of network solutions that secure, accelerate, and control application traffic of LAN and Mobile users. The company's Unified Edge Services Platform provides the basis for scalable, robust, high-performance products that address the content processing needs of next generation networks. Wireless Edge is a carrier and large-enterprise focused company that recognizes and enhances the entire value chain from service provider to reseller to user. Wireless Edge is based in Calgary, Canada, and is privately held. For further information please visit our ITU booth # 2003.206 (in the Canada Pavilion), or contact Wireless Edge at info@wirelessedge.ca. Wireless Edge's web site is www.wedgenets.com.

About Cloudmark

Founded in 2001, Cloudmark Inc., the authority in secure messaging, delivers the industry's fastest and most accurate spam, phishing and virus detection solutions. The fastest-growing company in the industry, Cloudmark has become the security solution of choice for service providers globally. Cloudmark is also used by OEM partners, enterprises and desktop users around the globe. A privately held, San Francisco-based company, Cloudmark sits on the steering committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (www.apwg.com) and the board of directors of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (www.maawg.org). More information about Cloudmark is available at http://www.cloudmark.com.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact for Wireless Edge:
    Patricia Handschiegel
    S&S Public Relations
    818/206-0475
    Email Contact

    For Cloudmark:
    Liza Kurtz
    Strategies Ink
    928.282.6929
    Email Contact