SOURCE: Cloudmark, Inc.

January 25, 2007 02:00 ET

Swiss ISP green.ch Secures Email Services With Cloudmark's Industry-Leading Spam, Phishing and Virus Protection on Bizanga's IMP

SAN MATEO, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- green.ch, provider of comprehensive Internet and telephony services to Swiss businesses and consumers, has deployed the industry's most accurate anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus solution. With its subscriber base growing to exceed 200K mailboxes, the service provider has added Cloudmark Authority™ solutions to its Bizanga IMP edge infrastructure to ensure subscribers receive complete protection against inbound and outbound messaging threats.

Spam currently accounts for more than 90% of all email worldwide, and fraudulent phishing attacks that elicit subscribers' financial information continue to rise dramatically across Europe. Cloudmark estimates the attacks on European banking brands alone increased almost 300% within a span of several months in 2006. (See "As Predicted, Cloudmark Sees Dramatic Rise in Phishing Attacks on European Banks," December 18, 2006.) To combat these threats that jeopardize subscriber privacy, green.ch has decided to further enhance its Bizanga edge messaging security solution by deploying Cloudmark Authority. Cloudmark Authority is able to stop highly targeted and transient phishing attacks much more quickly than traditional solutions. Unlike traditional solutions that rely on static rules or volume pattern recognition techniques, Cloudmark uses intelligent message fingerprinting and real time updates from the world's largest threat detection network to identify existing and emerging spam, phishing, and viruses.

After evaluating Cloudmark's performance in rigorous trials, the service provider elected to roll out the Authority solution and quickly realized both higher filtering accuracy and resource savings. Beni Frei, CTO at green.ch, says, "After implementing Cloudmark, we noticed a significant reduction in abusive messages impacting our subscribers and mail infrastructure. We're impressed both by Cloudmark's accuracy and the inherent resource efficiency of their solution."

Facing a massive service problem from targeted attacks on its e-mail infrastructure, green.ch had previously installed Bizanga IMP clusters to secure and manage its inbound and outbound e-mail traffic. "Bizanga has provided us with the tool to continue our leadership in e-mail services to the Swiss market," Beni Frei notes. Because of this initial deployment, green.ch lowered its total cost of ownership (TCO), boosted its service uptime and received a positive return on investment (ROI) in less than a year. The installed Bizanga infrastructure made it possible to deploy Cloudmark within minutes, immediately enhancing green.ch's services to its customers.

Bizanga's unique flexibility and scalability allowed green.ch to instantly add Cloudmark and other best-of-breed messaging applications without changing its messaging architecture. VP Sales EMEA of Bizanga, Serge Dugas, says, "The speed and efficiency of the test and roll-out prove that green.ch can provide immediate solutions to any of its messaging problems using its Bizanga installation. By further using the workflow policies of the IMP, green.ch has the flexibility to react to any requirements posed by its customers and the market."

Cloudmark VP of Sales EMEA Paul Averill says green.ch's commitment to providing maximum privacy and security to their subscribers presents a strong competitive advantage. "green.ch continues to rapidly attract new customers and keep existing customers loyal by offering enhanced mail services," says Averill. "With the current volume of spam representing a major annoyance, and phishing posing real financial threats, green.ch is taking the lead among Swiss providers in protecting its customer base."

About Cloudmark Authority™

Repeatedly proven in service provider trials as the industry's most accurate and efficient messaging anti-abuse solution, Cloudmark 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. Where 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 performs scanning of 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 one-tenth of the system resources of traditional rules-based solutions while combining anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus protection on a single platform to maximize efficiency.

About Bizanga

Bizanga Ltd. is a global company that has developed the most scalable and full-featured Email and message processing platform. The Intelligent Message Processor® (IMP) integrates seamlessly and effortlessly with an existing Email and messaging infrastructure while at the same time securing it against blended threats including spam, viruses, denial-of-service and harvest attacks. Especially designed for service providers and global corporations, the IMP serves millions of mailboxes throughout Europe, North America and Asia. The company sells direct to Internet service providers, mobile operators and cable providers and provides its technology on an OEM basis to application software vendors seeking to port their Email and message processing solutions to an appliance format. Bizanga is a member of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Work Group (www.maawg.org). For more information about Bizanga, visit the company's web site at www.bizanga.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 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, Time Warner, 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 http://www.cloudmark.com.

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