SOURCE: Cloudmark

May 29, 2007 08:00 ET

Cloudmark Announces New Offices in Beijing and Hong Kong

Carrier-Grade Messaging Security Leader Adds to Asia Presence; Provides Local Support to Growing Greater China Customer Base

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security solutions, today announced the official opening of two new Asia offices in Beijing and Hong Kong to support its growth and development in the Greater China region. Coinciding with the opening of the company's new offices, Cloudmark announces the appointment of Richard AuYeung as regional sales director. Today's news cements Cloudmark's commitment to the Asian market and will enable the company to expand Asian sales and offer local support to protect networks from all forms of messaging abuse, including spam, phishing and viruses. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 180 million mailboxes and more than 80 of the world's largest service provider and mobile operator networks.

"We're very excited about opening our Beijing and Hong Kong offices," said Hugh McCartney, Cloudmark's chief executive officer. "Cloudmark has achieved market leadership in North America and we are moving quickly in Europe too. We plan to partner with local companies and customers in China and Hong Kong to try and achieve that leadership position with service providers in Greater China as well."

With the addition of Beijing and Hong Kong, Cloudmark now has three locations serving customers in Asia, including the highly successful Tokyo, Japan office, which opened in 2003. Cloudmark's carrier-grade solutions are currently deployed at seven of the top 10 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Japan. Cloudmark's Beijing and Hong Kong offices will enable the company to expand sales in Asia and offer local support and service to customers and partners. Currently, Cloudmark is partnering with Sun Microsystems and Datacraft Asia to distribute and implement its solutions throughout Asia. The company is also evaluating a number of potential local partners, including system integrators, who will offer Cloudmark products and build their own service businesses.

As Regional Sales Director, Richard AuYeung will lead both the Beijing and Hong Kong offices. He brings over 20 years of sales experience in the IT industry, having served as managing director of Intershop Hong Kong for the Asia Region and as County Manager for Interwoven Hong Kong's North Asia Region. AuYeung will cover the Asia-Pacific region to drive sales and local partnerships and will also work closely with existing partners, including Sun Microsystems and Datacraft Asia.

"ISPs and mobile operators in China need to look at better ways to protect their network and subscriber base," said AuYeung. "As abusive messages now constitute up to 95 percent of total email traffic, this poses a serious threat to subscriber satisfaction and loyalty. It also affects service providers' infrastructure and operational costs, creating a drain on resources. Investing in solutions that are more effective at filtering unwanted email traffic can prevent customer churn and minimize infrastructure overhead."

Cloudmark protects networks from all forms of messaging threats with unmatched accuracy, keeping service provider infrastructure and subscriber mailboxes clear of unwanted messages by blocking spam, virus and phishing attacks in real time. Cloudmark provides security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. The company's solutions combine highly sophisticated Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology, which immediately and automatically identifies any new threat and all its mutations, with its Global Threat Network, the largest and most sophisticated in the industry consisting of real-time, corroborated feedback from trusted reporters in 163 countries. Cloudmark's automated approach is proven to be 20 times faster and 30 percent more accurate than other solutions.

Because Cloudmark technology uses 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. This core technology powers both Cloudmark Authority, Cloudmark's carrier-grade messaging security solution deployed at over 80 service providers around the world, and Cloudmark Desktop, the leading standalone spam filter for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. Cloudmark is planning an updated Chinese language version of Cloudmark Desktop in the next quarter.

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 and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudmark.com.

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