SOURCE: Cloudmark

January 31, 2008 08:00 ET

TransWARE Partners With Cloudmark to Protect Millions of Customers in Japan From Spam and Malware Threats

Leading E-mail Software Provider in Japan to Offer Industry-Leading Messaging Protection With Cloudmark Authority

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - Cloudmark, Inc., the proven leader in carrier-grade messaging security, and TransWARE Ltd., a leading e-mail software provider, today announced a partnership to integrate Cloudmark Authority into TransWARE's Active! hunter 3.0. Through this partnership, TransWARE will be able to offer Cloudmark Authority, the industry's fastest and most accurate messaging security solution, to both its existing and growing customer base of enterprises, government and educational organizations, small hosting providers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) throughout Japan. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 300 million mailboxes and more than 100 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operator networks, including seven of the top 10 ISPs in Japan.

"We evaluated several messaging security platforms and ultimately selected Cloudmark Authority for its scalability and unmatched accuracy in protecting inboxes from messaging abuse," said Ken Matsuda, CEO of TransWARE Ltd. "The technology scored perfectly in our live-environment comparison testing, registering no false positives against image, PDF and local-language attacks. In addition, Cloudmark has great visibility, customer traction and brand recognition in Japan, making it the perfect choice for us as a messaging security partner and the right choice to meet the needs of our client base."

Cloudmark Authority provides complete inbound and outbound protection from all forms of messaging abuse -- including spam, phishing and e-mail borne viruses -- on a single platform. The company's solutions combine highly sophisticated Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology, which immediately and automatically identifies any new threat and all its mutations, with its Global Threat Network, the largest and most sophisticated in the industry, consisting of real-time, corroborated feedback from trusted reporters in 200 countries.

Cloudmark's approach contrasts dramatically with systems that rely on complex and resource-draining rules or heuristics, as well as with pattern detection that actually requires witnessing a certain number of incidents spread before starting to block the threat. This automated approach is able to stop e-mail borne threats with greater than 98 percent accuracy and near zero false positives, while offering unmatched message throughput that significantly lowers CPU resource/server requirements. In addition, because Cloudmark technology uses application and language-agnostic message analysis, Cloudmark is able to detect messaging threats in any form, format or language, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

"TransWARE is one of the largest e-mail providers in Asia, protecting millions of mailboxes for customers ranging from large ISPs to government agencies," said David Somerville, vice president of business development, Asia Pacific at Cloudmark. "With the proliferation of spam around the world, organizations in Asia have a critical need for highly accurate local-language message filtering that does not have a major impact on resources, infrastructure or overall network performance. With on-the-ground support throughout Asia and significant traction among leading ISPs in Japan, Cloudmark is uniquely positioned to deliver the highest-performing and most comprehensive e-mail security available to TransWARE customers."

TransWARE Active! hunter is an ideal messaging security gateway solution for enterprise and academic service-provider users located in Japan. Active! hunter uses 17 different technology-based spam detection filters, which are optimized for Japanese character-based spam. Active! hunter eliminates not only double-byte character-based spam such as message attacks in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, but also single-byte character-based spam with high accuracy.

About TransWARE

TransWARE Co. founded in 1993 is an email solution company. As specialists in messaging solutions, we provide expertise in package development, customization, consulting and server construction. TransWARE's main product, "Active! Mail," has No. 1 share in the domestic educational market, has contributed to efficient business communication at companies and has raised IT in major universities. For more information, please refer to the Case Studies and Achievement on TransWARE's Web site at http://www.transware.co.jp.

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 200 countries to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 300 million mailboxes and the company works with more than 100 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operator networks (including 9 of the top 10 in North America), such as EarthLink, Comcast, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, NTT Communications, SprintNextel, Virgin Mobile and Swisscom, as well as hosted messaging providers, including domainFACTORY. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudmark.com.