SOURCE: Cloudmark, Inc.

January 30, 2007 07:00 ET

Datacraft Selects Cloudmark's Anti-Spam, Anti-Phishing and Anti-Virus Solutions to Protect Service Provider Networks in Asia Pacific

Partnership With Leading IT Services and Solutions Company Expands Cloudmark's Distribution and Support Network Throughout Asia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SINGAPORE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- Cloudmark and Datacraft have signed a partnership agreement under which Datacraft will market, sell and support Cloudmark's suite of anti-phishing, anti-virus and anti-spam solutions to service providers in all 13 countries in which Datacraft operates.

The strategic alliance will see Datacraft offering Cloudmark Authority™, a carrier-grade solution that delivers the industry's fastest and highest-performing defense against all forms of messaging abuse. Cloudmark Authority is easy to use, scalable and requires significantly less network processing power than other solutions in the market.

"Cloudmark offers unparalleled effectiveness in fighting all forms of spam, phishing and virus attacks," said Bill Padfield, CEO of Datacraft. "Cloudmark has proven to be the most widely integrated email anti-abuse solution in the carrier market and will greatly benefit our clients in the telecommunications industry. Today, there are more than 60 wired and wireless carriers around the globe, including NEC BIGLOBE, NTT OCN and NTT Plala, some of Japan's largest Internet service providers, that have integrated Cloudmark into their network."

Spam, phishing, virus and other unwanted emails account for more than 90 percent of the 100 billion messages now sent daily. Service providers bear the economic burden of messaging abuse, which threatens subscriber retention and drives up operational and capital expenses. Gaining control over growing messaging abuse will play a key role in the business model of service providers in Asia and throughout the world.

"Datacraft possesses a deep knowledge of the service provider market with leading carriers using its solutions and services. We are stepping up our focus in Asia Pacific and Datacraft is the ideal strategic partner," said Jacinta Tobin, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development for Cloudmark. "This agreement will in turn enable Datacraft to deliver unrivaled spam, virus, and phishing protection to service providers throughout Asia Pacific."

Cloudmark Authority has repeatedly been proven in service provider trials to be the industry's most accurate and efficient messaging anti-abuse solution. Authority uniquely leverages intelligent message fingerprinting and the world's largest threat detection network to block spam, phishing, viruses and mutated threats significantly faster than rules- or heuristics-based legacy solutions.

Whereas legacy solutions may require witnessing a sufficient volume of abuse to begin blocking, Authority can act as soon as a threat, even a highly-targeted phishing attack, has been identified by and corroborated by the Cloudmark Global Threat Network and Trust Evaluation System. Once an abusive message has been fingerprinted, any mutation of this threat will be blocked in real time. This early detection is critical in stopping polymorphic and advanced virus attacks from causing widespread damage.

In addition, Authority was architected for service provider environments that demand efficient processing of large volumes of messages. Unlike traditional solutions that use processing-intensive rule sets, Authority scans messages for all forms of abuse using an in-memory cache of verified fingerprints that is updated every minute. Cloudmark's approach enables wire-speed processing while only utilizing 1/10th of the system resources of traditional rules-based solutions. It also combines anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus protection on a single platform to maximize efficiency.

About Datacraft

Datacraft is the leading independent IT services and solutions company in Asia Pacific. The company helps clients plan, build and support their IT infrastructures. Datacraft combines an expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration and managed services, to craft IT solutions for businesses.

A member of the Dimension Data Group, Datacraft is listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange and is a component company of the Straits Times Index. Headquartered in Singapore, Datacraft spans more than 50 major offices and has over 1,200 employees across 13 Asia Pacific markets. More information can be found at

About Cloudmark

Cloudmark, Inc. delivers the industry's fastest and most accurate anti-spam, anti-phishing, and anti-virus solutions. Founded in 2001 by pioneers in messaging anti-abuse, Cloudmark architected an innovative approach combining intelligent message fingerprinting with the world's largest real-time threat detection network. Cloudmark solutions protect more than 180 million mailboxes and 60+ ISP networks worldwide with customers and partners including NTT Communications, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Vodafone and SUN. A privately-held, San Francisco-based company, Cloudmark's comprehensive portfolio addresses the unique needs of Service Provider, enterprise and desktop users. For more information about Cloudmark, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Esther Quah
    Datacraft Asia Ltd
    Tel: (65) 6322 6688
    Email: Email Contact

    Beekee Lim
    Datacraft Asia Ltd
    Tel: (65) 6322 6605
    Email: Email Contact

    Liza Kurtz
    Strategies Ink
    Email Contact