SOURCE: Cloudmark

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Cloudmark Receives 2008 Internet Telephony Excellence Award for Outstanding Spam Protection

Cloudmark Authority Plug-In for Apache SpamAssassin Recognized for Demonstrated Reduction in Outbound Spam, Decreased Resource Consumption

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced that the Cloudmark Authority® plug-in for the Apache SpamAssassin™ platform received the 2008 Excellence Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The annual award honors those products and services that have excelled in the VoIP/IP communications industry and have demonstrated customer success.

"Taking risks to advance VoIP technology and provide real solutions has earned Cloudmark recognition from the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY and an Internet Telephony Excellence Award. Cloudmark has excelled in delivering solutions and its customers are extremely pleased and have offered their testaments of support," said Greg Galitzine, editorial director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

Cloudmark Authority is the industry's most effective, highest performing messaging security solution and integrates into virtually any Apache SpamAssassin environment. Like Apache SpamAssassin, Cloudmark Authority is compatible with a wide variety of e-mail systems, including procmail, sendmail, Postfix, qmail and many others. Cloudmark Authority uses a unique combination of Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology and corroborated reporting from the Global Threat Network™ system to rapidly detect messaging abuse with 98 percent accuracy and near-zero false positives. The Cloudmark Authority plug-in for Apache SpamAssasin offers immediate improvements in filtering accuracy and does not require customers to modify or change the open source platform.

"Cloudmark continues to see the successes of our aggressive fight against e-mail spam, phishing and viruses and it is an honor to receive this accolade from the INTERNET TELEPHONY community in recognition of our work," said Hugh McCartney, CEO of Cloudmark. "We look forward to continuing to serve ISPs and help them deliver the best experience for their customers."

INTERNET TELEPHONY annually honors those products and services with proven excellence in the VoIP/IP communications industry. The publication's editorial staff evaluates each submission of demonstrated customer support and selects those with impressive project results.

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 Swisscom, EarthLink, Comcast, Tele2, Thus, NTT OCN and XS4ALL (KPN) as well as leading hosting providers, Mailtrust, domainFACTORY, Intergenia 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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