SOURCE: Message Systems

Message Systems

May 01, 2013 08:00 ET

Message Systems and Return Path Partner to Combat Email Phishing for Financial Services Sector

Partnership Leverages Global Email Deliverability Platform and Email Intelligence to Optimize Message Deliverability and Protect Brands From Fraud

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Message Systems, the leader in digital messaging software, has partnered with Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence, to offer an email platform that enables financial services organizations to protect their customers and their infrastructure while mitigating the cost of fraud. Unlike point solutions that are more reactive in nature, this solution combines Momentum™, the most powerful email delivery platform available, with Domain Secure, the market-leading anti-phishing solution, to provide the tools needed for unsurpassed sending speeds and high volume capabilities, outstanding reliability and industry-leading deliverability rates and complete visibility into the full-spectrum of email phishing threats.

"With this solution, the financial services sector can confidently engage with their customers by email while proactively blocking more customer-targeted phishing and fraud than ever before," said Ken Takahashi, general manager, anti-phishing solutions at Return Path. "Our anti-fraud, anti-phishing solution matched with Message System's outstanding software will help both marketing and security professionals within financial services companies optimize messaging to ensure engagement, provide excellent deliverability, and protect their valuable brand and customers from phishing and fraud."

The Message Systems Momentum platform will be combined with Domain Secure, part of Return Path's Email Intelligence Suite. Domain Secure protects brands and preserves customer trust by providing visibility into all known, unknown and potentially fraudulent email activity, ensuring a consistent email authentication policy and proactively blocking any phishing or spoofing attempts before they reach customers. The joint offering will provide a complete, highly secure solution that allows financial services organizations the ability to protect customers and infrastructure while also mitigating the cost of fraud -- now estimated at nearly $6 billion annually for U.S. businesses. The solution will also provide clear visibility into email traffic, industry-best sending speeds and volume capabilities, and reliable deliverability. 

"Organizations need assurance that they can engage with customers via digital messages without posing a threat to network and data security," said George Schlossnagle, president and CEO of Message Systems. "With Return Path's anti-phishing solution paired with the Momentum platform, our clients in the financial services sector are able to safeguard digital messages and monitor for missteps that could result in expensive breaches or compliance violations -- all while maintaining uninterrupted high-volume messaging operations. We value our relationship with Return Path, and we're enthusiastic about working together with them to help our clients grow their businesses while protecting their brands and their customers."

About Return Path
Return Path is the worldwide leader in email intelligence. We analyze more data about email than anyone else in the world and use that data to power products that ensure that only emails people want and expect reach the inbox. Our industry-leading email intelligence solutions utilize the world's most comprehensive set of data to maximize the performance and accountability of email, build trust across the entire email ecosystem and protect users from spam and other abuse. We help businesses build better relationships with their customers and improve their email ROI; and we help ISPs and other mailbox providers enhance network performance and drive customer retention. Information about Return Path can be found at http://www.returnpath.com.

About Message Systems
The global leader in digital messaging, Message Systems offers a family of software solutions and services that addresses the digital communications needs of today's most innovative companies. Telecommunications carriers, ISPs, financial services providers, cloud computing firms and social media companies rely on Message Systems software to power the message-based communications driving their critical business initiatives. Message Systems solutions get billions of unique messages to the right place at the right time every day through the full range of channels: email, SMS/MMS text messaging and IM chat. Founded in 1997, the company is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, go to messagesystems.com or call 877.887.3031.

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