Cloudmark — which was founded by anti-spam experts Vipul Prakash and Jordan Ritter back in September 2001 — says that its technology now safeguards more subscribers from spam, viruses and phishing attacks than any other messaging security provider.
Prakesh is perhaps best known for his paper on Vipul's Razor, which laid the foundation for the `anonymous data pooling' approach that many IT security vendors now use at the heart of their IT security technology.
Cloudmark's anti-spam technology is now deployed at more than 120 of the world's largest service providers and mobile operator networks, including the top 12 North American service providers, 15 of the top service providers in EMEA and nine of the top 10 Japanese service providers.
Interestingly, whilst many users of the firm's technology think of Cloudmark as a software company, the firm also provides protection for more than 60,000 enterprises through OEM partnerships with a number of IT security companies.
Hugh McCartney, the company's CEO, said that his firm is committed to delivering the industry's best security protection to as many messaging customers around the world in the most effective way possible.
"The combined appeal of reduced infrastructure costs and increased user satisfaction, along with Cloudmark's unique, patented approach to messaging security, has made Cloudmark the obvious choice for messaging protection across a broad range of messaging media," he said.
"We look forward to continuing to service our valued customers as they expand their messaging networks and services," he added.
In September last year, Cloudmark announced that Tencent, China's largest and most widely used Internet service portal, had selected the firm's technology to protect its QQMail Web-based email service from spam, viruses and phishing attacks.
Central to this strategy was the use of new and localised desktop plug-in for Tencent's popular client software, which followed on from the opening of an office in China back in 2007.
At the time, the firm said that spam volumes in China had reached epidemic proportions and continue to increase, with recent research estimating that 70% of all domains used in spam worldwide have a .cn top-level domain.