SOURCE: Cloudmark

January 23, 2008 14:00 ET

Marshal Integrates Cloudmark Technology to Augment Its Leading Anti-Spam Engine and Provide Even Faster and More Consistent Spam Detection

LONDON--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, and Marshal, a provider of secure email and Web gateway security, today announced a partnership to integrate Cloudmark's best-of-breed message filtering technology into the new SpamProfiler layer of Marshal's multilayered Defense-in-Depth Anti-Spam Engine. MailMarshal SpamProfiler with Cloudmark Authority detects at least 99.5 percent of spam consistently, thereby mitigating the security and performance challenges posed by growing messaging security threats.

"Continually evolving security and messaging threats mean vendors must constantly innovate to stay ahead of the deluge of abuse. The integration partnership with Marshal enables enterprises to benefit from the most advanced messaging security technologies available. We bring the accuracy and detection speed of Cloudmark's technologies to Marshal's market-leading enterprise security solutions," commented Jacinta Tobin, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Cloudmark.

Marshal has integrated Cloudmark Authority into SpamProfiler, the newest layer of anti-spam protection in Marshal's Defense-in-Depth Anti-Spam Engine, which powers Marshal's email gateway solutions. SpamProfiler increases the consistency of spam detection, speeds message processing throughput and also enhances detection of foreign language spam. It uses sophisticated algorithms to create spam signatures that are used to identify instantly any message that resembles known spam. SpamProfiler receives signature updates as frequently as every ten minutes and performs exceptionally well even with foreign language spam. It accurately identifies and blocks the bulk of spam as it is being received, maximizing message throughput and saving server resources.

"Our goal is to keep businesses virtually spam free. Developing a consistently effective anti-spam and anti-phishing defense is an ongoing and never-ending mission because formats and techniques to send are continually evolving. We are pleased to supplement the SpamProfiler layer of our unrivalled anti-spam engine with Cloudmark Authority, which is very complementary to our existing technology. Combining technology from Cloudmark, another leading messaging security vendor, to our existing products is a major demonstrable benefit to all our customers," said Bradley Anstis, Vice President of Products at Marshal.

Marshal's multilayered spam filtering system already includes SpamCensor, an advanced heuristic analysis layer, URLCensor, IP Reputation and DNS blacklists, CountryCensor, as well as highly customizable policy options. Cloudmark offers accurate, high-performance protection against spam, phishing and email-borne viruses. Cloudmark's technology is based on a unique combination of Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ algorithms and real-time data on emerging threats from the Cloudmark Global Threat Network, consisting of 300 million trusted reporters in more than 200 countries. In addition to the highest level of accuracy, Cloudmark offers unmatched message throughput, significantly lowering CPU resource/server requirements.

For more information about Cloudmark Authority, please visit http://cloudmark.com. For more information on the MailMarshal Gateway Email Security solutions, please visit http://www.marshal.com/products/index.asp

About Marshal

Marshal is a global leader in Content Security across multiple protocols, enabling organizations to secure their IT environment, protect against threats and comply with corporate governance needs. Marshal provides customers with a complete portfolio of policy-driven Email and Internet solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving. Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and web against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than seven million users in 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements.

Marshal is headquartered in Atlanta (USA) and London (UK) with further offices in Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa), Houston (USA), Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand).More information is available at www.marshal.com.

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 Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ with the world's largest real-time threat detection network. Cloudmark solutions protect more than 300 million mailboxes and more than 100 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operator networks with customers, including Tele2, Swisscom, THUS, Earthlink, Comcast, NTT OCN, Sprint/Nextel, and Virgin Mobile. A privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, Cloudmark's comprehensive messaging-security portfolio addresses the unique needs of service provider with additional solutions for enterprise and desktop users. For more information about Cloudmark, please visit www.cloudmark.com.