SOURCE: Cloudmark

January 30, 2008 08:00 ET

Cloudmark Extends Market Leadership With Record Growth in 2007

Cloudmark Grew Revenue 70 Percent and Established Itself as the #1 Messaging Security Provider for Carriers; Company Now Protects More Than 300 Million Mailboxes at More Than 100 Mobile Operators and Service Providers Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced record growth in 2007 that further expanded the company's share of the service provider messaging security market. Cloudmark's revenue grew 70 percent during 2007 and the company added more than 40 new customers worldwide. In addition, Cloudmark achieved a 100 percent retention and licensing renewal rate from existing customers.

In 2007, the company established itself as the #1 messaging security provider in North America, with implementations at 11 of the top 12 largest ISPs, including EarthLink, Comcast and Cox Communications. Cloudmark also continued its market leadership in Japan, with deployments at 7 of the top 10 service providers. Moreover, 2007 marked a year of seminal growth in Europe with numerous tier-one customer deployments in Europe, such as Swisscom and THUS (Demon). In 2007, Cloudmark also launched its mobile solutions business with strategic mobile operator wins worldwide. Today, the company's solutions protect more than 300 million mailboxes worldwide.

"During 2007, we further solidified our position as the world's leading independent provider of messaging security solutions," said Hugh McCartney, CEO of Cloudmark. "Most of this success can be attributed to our focus on delivering solutions that combine the performance and scalability demanded by the carrier market, combined with a level of accuracy that is second to none. From combating the growing issue of botnets to stopping mobile abuse, no other company in the world is better at helping service providers address the evolving threat landscape."

More than 100 service providers worldwide trust Cloudmark to protect its subscribers against spam, virus, worm and phishing attacks. These providers rely on Cloudmark's industry-best accuracy to dramatically reduce abusive e-mail and mobile messaging traffic, which can impact operations, raise infrastructure costs and, most importantly, damage the customer experience.

2007 Company Milestones

In addition to increasing its market share in the carrier-grade messaging security market, Cloudmark reached additional significant milestones that have extended the company's market lead over its competition. These include:

--  Financials: Organically grew revenue 70 percent over FY 2006.
    
--  Market Coverage: More than 300 million mailboxes protected globally;
    Cloudmark is now checking more than 4 billion messages daily.
    
--  Penetration into New Markets: Since opening its European operations in
    2006, Cloudmark has achieved significant customer wins in the UK, Germany,
    Spain, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. In addition, Cloudmark has
    gained several major mobile operator customers, protecting millions of
    mobile subscribers from SMS, MMS and mobile e-mail spam, phishing and
    viruses.
    
--  Continued North American and Japanese Market Dominance: Cloudmark
    customers include 11 of the top 12 largest service providers in North
    America and 7 of the top 10 ISPs in Japan.
    
--  First to Detect and Stop Emerging Threats: Cloudmark demonstrated
    superior response times in detecting rapidly-mutating viruses, such as the
    "World War III" virus and the "Storm Worm," as well as to new mobile threat
    vectors.
    
--  Extension to Tier 2 and Tier 3 Service Provider Markets: With the
    Cloudmark Authority plug-in for the SpamAssassin™ platform, the company
    has extended its solution to thousands of small and mid-size service
    providers, including regional ISPs, independent ISPs, universities and Web
    hosting companies.  SpamAssassin is the most widely-deployed open source
    spam filtering solution in the industry, covering more than 100 million
    mailboxes worldwide.
    

Cloudmark's carrier solution suite includes Cloudmark Authority™ and Cloudmark Gateway™. Cloudmark Authority is a carrier-grade software solution that delivers the industry's most effective anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus protection for fixed-line and mobile networks. Cloudmark Authority consistently blocks more than 98 percent of inbound and outbound messaging attacks in real time with near zero false positives. Cloudmark Gateway is a high-performance edge mail transfer agent (MTA), available in both software and appliance configurations, that integrates with Cloudmark Authority for intelligent message handling and policy enforcement at the edge of the network. Cloudmark Authority and Cloudmark Gateway free network and operational resources and deliver an immediate improvement in filtering accuracy and system efficiency.

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 200 countries to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 300 million mailboxes and the company works with more than 100 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operator networks (including 11 of the top 12 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. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudmark.com.