SOURCE: Cloudmark, Inc.

May 03, 2006 15:45 ET

Japan's Top-Rated Cable Internet Service -- ZAQ -- Implements Cloudmark's Messaging Security Engine

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- Cloudmark, Inc., the proven leader in messaging security solutions, announced today that Kansai Multimedia Service (KMS), located in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, and deploying cable internet service Zone Access Quality, or "ZAQ," will further extend its secure messaging solutions by introducing Cloudmark's Authority service to provide increased protection from spam, phishing and virus threats for ZAQ subscribers.

Cloudmark Authority's messaging security engine protects 100 million mailboxes around the world by detecting, analyzing and blocking abusive email in real-time. By introducing Cloudmark Authority, KMS provides a solution for ZAQ members that filters and blocks risky emails and new subspecies of abuse within moments of their first appearance, independent of content or language. Cloudmark's consistently high accuracy is achieved with a unique combination of reporting by the Cloudmark Collaborative Security Network with proprietary fingerprinting algorithms that uniquely identify anomalies based on a variety of characteristics other than words to ensure rapid identification and blocking of messaging threats.

According to KMS president, Tetsuo Imagawa, "We have been expanding the variety of security services we offer our subscribers and now, with Cloudmark, can stop annoying spam and dangerous phishing threats, and also provide the first line of virus defense for our customers. Additionally, we also offer Email Virus Scanning, Homepage Filtering, Homepage Virus Scan, and My Shield at no cost to our subscribers."

Jacinta Tobin, vice president of business development for Cloudmark, said, "We are excited to be working with KMS and ZAQ to expand security options for their subscribers, while at the same time delivering improved economics to the service provider. We look forward to supporting them in maintaining and expanding the outstanding levels of quality they have previously demonstrated to their subscriber base with our industry-leading solutions."

ZAQ won the first place award for Security Service in 2005 from Nikkei PC magazine. The company's best-of-breed security services provides a safe and secure mail environment for their subscribers.

Cloudmark Messaging Security Solutions

The most effective and intelligent combination of technology and human discretion, the Cloudmark secure messaging methodology combines reporters ranked by the global Trust Evaluation System (TeS) with highly proficient recognition, or fingerprinting, algorithms. Cloudmark secure messaging solutions are renowned for market-leading accuracy in stopping spam and phishing scams, and for the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Cloudmark solutions are differentiated by delivering the highest accuracy with the fewest false positives, and for the best performance across all languages. In service provider networks, Cloudmark improves the economics of storage, processing resources and customer care.

About Cloudmark Inc.

Founded in 2001, Cloudmark Inc. delivers the industry's fastest and most accurate spam, phishing and virus detection solutions. The Cloudmark methodology leverages an optimized combination of automation, human intervention and real-time reporting by millions of trusted and rated users in more than 160 countries. Used by service providers, enterprises and desktop users worldwide, Cloudmark's award-winning solutions are marketed direct and through partners worldwide. A privately held, San Francisco-based company, Cloudmark sits on the steering committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group ( More information about Cloudmark, is available at:

Cloudmark, the Cloudmark logo, and Cloudmark Authority are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cloudmark Inc., for use in the United States and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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