SOURCE: Cloudmark

April 30, 2007 11:44 ET

EarthLink Selects Cloudmark Authority to Protect More Than 5 Million Subscribers From Messaging Abuse

Leading Internet Service Provider Chooses Cloudmark Authority for Accuracy, Efficiency and Improved Customer Experience; Cloudmark Solutions Now in Use at Seven of the Top 10 ISPs/Carriers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced that EarthLink, one of the nation's leading Internet service providers (ISPs), has selected Cloudmark Authority™ to help fight messaging abuse. EarthLink will apply Cloudmark Authority software at the network level to help protect EarthLink's more than 5 million subscribers from spam, phishing and other messaging threats. Today, Cloudmark's solutions are implemented at 80 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operators, including seven of the top 10 ISPs in North America. Cloudmark protects more than 180 million mailboxes worldwide against spam, phishing and viruses.

"EarthLink is committed to evaluating and implementing technologies that help safeguard consumers against Internet abuse and the combination of Cloudmark's accuracy and the efficiency of its solution can help us achieve that goal," said Stephen Currie, director of product management at EarthLink. "Cloudmark's next-generation messaging security platform is designed to respond quickly to e-mail-borne threats and variants and can help us ensure that consumers have the best online experience now and in the future."

According to statistics from the Cloudmark Global Threat Network, which checks more than 3.5 billion messages each day, messaging abuse, such as spam, phishing and viruses, now constitutes up to 95 percent of all e-mail traffic on the Internet. Messaging abuse has cost and revenue implications for all service providers, as it consumes infrastructure resources and degrades consumers' Internet experience. Cloudmark's unique combination of Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ algorithms and first response data from the Global Threat Network delivers more accurate and efficient protection against existing and emerging threats in any form, format or language. After deploying Cloudmark Authority, service providers can benefit from dramatic savings in server, storage and other resources. Cloudmark's industry-leading accuracy and speed of response also results in higher customer satisfaction as subscribers see fewer unwanted messages in their inboxes.

"EarthLink is a leader in providing secure, reliable connectivity and personalized messaging services to millions of subscribers," said Hugh McCartney, CEO of Cloudmark. "Cloudmark is tuned to the needs of service providers like EarthLink who demand the most accurate and scaleable solution for filtering hundreds of millions of messages per day. From high volume spam that clogs messaging infrastructures to viruses and targeted phishing attacks that threaten subscriber privacy, Cloudmark offers service providers a complete messaging security solution."

About Cloudmark Authority

Cloudmark Authority is the industry's only end-to-end messaging security platform, providing complete inbound and outbound protection from all forms of messaging abuse -- spam, phishing, viruses -- on a single platform. Cloudmark Authority leverages Advanced Message Fingerprinting to continuously block harmful messages and variants in real time. 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 45 seconds. Cloudmark's approach enables wire-speed processing performance while only utilizing a fraction of the resources of traditional systems.

About EarthLink

"EarthLink. We revolve around you." As the nation's next generation Internet service provider, Atlanta-based EarthLink has earned an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service and its suite of online products and services. Serving over five million subscribers, EarthLink offers what every user should expect from their Internet experience: high-quality connectivity, minimal online intrusions and customizable features. Whether it's dial-up, high-speed, voice, Web hosting, wireless or "EarthLink Extras" like home networking or security, EarthLink connects people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. Learn more about EarthLink by calling (800) EARTHLINK or visiting EarthLink's Web site at http://www.earthlink.net.

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 Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, NTT Communications, SprintNextel, Virgin Mobile and UPC Chello. 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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