SOURCE: Cloudmark

November 14, 2007 18:27 ET

Cloudmark and Panda Security Team Up Against Internet Menaces

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, and Panda Security, a leading provider of integrated security solutions, today announced a partnership to integrate Cloudmark's best-of-breed message filtering technology into Panda Security's GateDefender network security appliances. Adaptable to the needs of large enterprises or SMBs, Panda GateDefender appliances are perimeter security devices that block Internet-based threats before they enter the company's networks.

Cloudmark message filtering technology will be integrated into both the Performa and Integra series of Panda Security's GateDefender perimeter security appliances. Panda GateDefender Performa protects companies from Internet-based threats, such as viruses, malware, inappropriate content and message-borne threats. Panda's Integra appliances add firewall and VPN to the features of the Performa, providing a comprehensive unified threat management (UTM) solution.

Cloudmark offers the industry's most accurate and highest-performing protection against spam, phishing and 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 trusted reporters in 163 countries. Cloudmark consistently detects more than 98 percent of inbound and outbound messaging attacks with near-zero false positives. In addition to this level of accuracy, Cloudmark's unmatched message throughput significantly lowers CPU resource/server requirements.

"GateDefender with Cloudmark technology offers companies of all sizes highly scalable and comprehensive gateway-level protection against messaging threats," commented Jose Antonio López, director of corporate solutions at Panda Security. "We selected Cloudmark as our technology partner because of their high accuracy in detecting all forms of messaging abuse, along with extremely low false positives. Cloudmark's carrier-grade performance was also a key consideration."

"Unsolicited emails create problems for enterprises, either as a security threat, consuming network bandwidth and storage or by reducing productivity," commented Neil Cook, head of technology services, EMEA at Cloudmark. "Cloudmark perfectly complements the GateDefender appliances by combining high filtering accuracy with the high carrier-grade performance required for an edge security solution."

For more information on Panda GateDefender appliances, visit:

About Panda Security

Panda Security is one of the world's leading IT security providers, with millions of clients across more than 200 countries and products available in 23 languages.

Its mission is to develop and provide global solutions to keep clients' IT resources free from the damage inflicted by viruses and other computer threats, at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

Panda Security proposes a new security model, designed to offer a robust solution to the latest cyber-crime techniques. This is manifest in the performance of the company's technology and products, with detection ratios well above average market standards and most importantly, providing greater security for its clients.

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 163 countries to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 260 million mailboxes and the company works with more than 90 of the world's largest service provider 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 and NuVox. 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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