SOURCE: Cloudmark

August 20, 2007 08:30 ET

Cloudmark Announces Client SDK and Partnership With Fuji Xerox

Cloudmark Delivers API for Seamless Integration of Comprehensive Messaging Security Into Email Applications and Devices; Partners to Provide Spam Protection for SMB Market in Japan

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced the availability of the Cloudmark Client software development kit (SDK) and a partnership with Fuji Xerox, which has integrated the Cloudmark Client SDK into its email application sold as an outsourced service for small and medium-sized businesses in Japan. With the Client SDK, Cloudmark's OEM partners around the globe are now able to quickly and easily build comprehensive anti-abuse solutions that seamlessly integrate their own core email systems with Cloudmark's industry-leading spam, virus and phishing protection. Cloudmark's partnership with Fuji Xerox, which is owned by FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, expands the company's market traction in Asia, where Cloudmark already protects mailboxes for seven of the top 10 Internet service providers in Japan.

The Cloudmark Client SDK is an application programming interface (API) designed to enable organizations to build custom solutions by integrating Cloudmark's messaging security protection, proven to be 20 times faster and 30 percent more accurate than other message filtering approaches, into their email applications and devices. With Cloudmark, organizations get complete inbound and outbound protection against all forms of messaging abuse, including spam, viruses and phishing -- there is no need to purchase, integrate, run or manage separate solutions for each threat type. The Cloudmark Client SDK, like all Cloudmark solutions, employs Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology designed to identify new threats and attack variants in real time. In addition, email applications can interface with the Cloudmark Global Threat Network, enabling email users to join a worldwide community of millions who are empowered to report on messaging abuse.

Fuji Xerox recognized that despite increasing network demands in enterprises and the growing need for sophisticated security measures to enable secure communications, many small and medium-sized organizations were reluctant or unable to make the resource investment required. In response, the company launched its Broadband Extensible and Attractive Technology (or "beat") service in Japan, in October 2002, as a secure network outsourcing service. "beat" is installed in organizations to enable customers to create, maintain and operate their own network (including email, VPN and other security measures), without the need for a full-time systems manager. As a result, companies are able to realize a safe and highly effective basic network environment with far less management time and cost.

"With about 500,000 clients of our 'beat' service currently in use, we recognized the need to provide customers with an anti-spam solution to help protect end users from increasingly common, but sophisticated, email-borne threats," said Hiroyuki Nakahara, director of the Broadband Business Development Unit of Fuji Xerox. "We explored several approaches and ultimately selected Cloudmark for its superior accuracy in blocking unwanted messages. With Cloudmark's new Client SDK, we were able to quickly and easily build Cloudmark's intelligent technology into our email platform and deliver cost-effective, high-performance message filtering with near zero false positives. The response from customers has been extremely positive and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Cloudmark to deliver innovative security solutions for the Japanese marketplace."

Cloudmark Client SDK features include:

--  Unparalleled accuracy -- Within moments of the launch of an attack,
    Cloudmark blocks more than 98 percent of spam, phishing and virus attacks
    with near zero false positives.
--  Easy Integration -- The SDK integrates into an organization's email
    application as a dynamically linked library.
--  Seamless Upgrades -- New releases of fingerprint engines can be
    released by simply upgrading the dynamically linked library, making it easy
    to stay up to date with the latest Cloudmark technology.
--  No Rules -- Because the Cloudmark service adapts automatically and in
    real time to emerging email threats, there are no rules to update.
--  Content Categorization -- This feature categorizes messaging abuse,
    allowing an organization's email application to apply specific policies for
    each category (e.g., block phishing, quarantine viruses and hold
    newsletters). Individual handling of messages increases subscriber
    satisfaction and lowers infrastructure costs.

"The availability of the Client SDK marks a major milestone for Cloudmark by enabling third-party organizations to integrate our core technology for blocking messaging abuse into their own email platforms," said Curt Lewis, regional vice president of sales for Asia at Cloudmark. "Because our approach leverages application and language-agnostic message analysis, Cloudmark is able to detect messaging threats in any form, format or language, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters, making it the ideal choice for organizations throughout Asia. Already the proven choice among a majority of service provider and mobile operator networks in Japan, our partnership with Fuji Xerox through its outsourced IT service expands our reach, putting unmatched accuracy in message filtering into the hands of small and medium-sized businesses that are cost and resource conscious."

Cloudmark distributes its products in Asia through OEM partnerships with companies such as Sendmail Japan, a provider of trusted messaging.

About Fuji-Xerox

Fuji Xerox, a 75/25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, is a leading provider of document management systems throughout Japan and Asia Pacific regions and designs and manufactures multifunction devices and color printing systems for Xerox worldwide. Fuji Xerox provides business solutions by enhancing the management and utilization of documents, from analog and digital data to graphics and movies, aimed at increasing business and corporate quality through the creation and circulation of knowledge. Fuji Xerox's operations include the office products, office printer, production services and office services businesses.

XEROX® is a trademark of XEROX CORPORATION.

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 180 million mailboxes and more than 80 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. 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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