SOURCE: Cloudmark

September 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Cloudmark Announces Availability of Cloudmark Desktop for Windows Mail

Award-Winning Cloudmark Desktop Anti-Spam, Anti-Phishing and Anti-Virus E-mail Filter Now Available for Windows Mail Users

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in messaging security, today announced the availability of Cloudmark® Desktop for Microsoft Windows Mail anti-spam software. The Cloudmark Desktop spam filter integrates seamlessly into the Windows Mail client, offering consumers and small businesses unsurpassed accuracy in filtering spam, phishing and viruses from e-mail inboxes. Microsoft Windows Mail is the e-mail and newsgroup client included in the Windows Vista operating system and is also the successor to the Outlook Express messaging and collaboration client.

Rated best-in-class for accuracy and ease of use by leading consumer publications, Cloudmark Desktop is a lightweight application that shows up as a simple toolbar directly on the e-mail client. Unlike competitive products, it does not require special user configuration, lists to manage or "machine learning" for optimal effectiveness. Instead, the Cloudmark Desktop application begins to work immediately to block over 98 percent of spam, phishing and e-mail-borne viruses with near zero false positives. Cloudmark Desktop filters unwanted messages in all formats and languages, including image spam, foreign language spam and virus-laden executable attachments. Cloudmark Desktop's high accuracy is driven by a unique combination of its proprietary Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology, which identifies threats even after they have mutated, together with real-time feedback from Cloudmark's Global Threat Network™ system, the world's largest threat monitoring system consisting of 700 million trusted reporters in 190 countries.

Cloudmark is the acknowledged pioneer in collaborative spam fighting. Cloudmark Desktop for Windows Mail empowers users to report spam simply by clicking on the "block" button on their toolbar. Once user reports are corroborated by Cloudmark's back-end service, all users will automatically be protected -- usually within minutes of the initial attack. With Cloudmark Desktop for Windows Mail, users not only receive unparalleled protection from the latest e-mail threats, but also become part of the solution.

"With the volume of spam and malware continuing to increase, consumers and small businesses are looking for a solution that combines the highest level of protection with the least impact on computer performance," said Leon Rishniw, vice president of engineering at Cloudmark. "Cloudmark Desktop for Windows Mail offers users the benefits of simplicity, award-winning effectiveness and fast system performance."

Pricing and Availability

Cloudmark Desktop for Windows Mail is available for download at and users receive a free 15-day no risk trial. Cloudmark Desktop is currently available for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Mozilla Thunderbird as well as Windows Mail. It is compatible with any type of e-mail account support by these e-mail services, including POP3, SSL POP3, IMAP, Gmail, MSN/Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail Plus, and costs $39.95 per year, which includes free updates for the term of the license.

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 patented solutions combine Advanced Message Fingerprinting technology based on innovative, highly efficient algorithms and the 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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