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May 03, 2015 9:01 PM ET


Company Overview of Cloudmark Inc.

Company Overview

Cloudmark Inc. provides software solutions to protect traffic, data, and infrastructure for service providers, enterprises, and consumers worldwide. It builds messaging security software that protects communications service provider networks and their subscribers against a range of messaging threats. The company provides Cloudmark Security Platform, a messaging security platform that provides security against network threats and mitigating attacks that enter networks through email, SMS, MMS, and DNS; Cloudmark Security Platform for email that provides inbound and outbound control over the message stream and is deployed as a transparent proxy to protect existing MTA infrastructure; Cloudmark ...

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Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Cloudmark Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Vice President of Finance & Accounting
Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Cloudmark Inc. Key Developments

Cloudmark, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Cloudmark Inc. announced that George A. Riedel has joined the company as its chief executive officer. He succeeds Hugh McCartney, who has served as CEO since 2005 and will continue in an advisory role with the company. In addition to his role at Cloudmark, Riedel is also an independent board member who currently serves on the boards of several leading technology companies. Most recently, he served as president of business units and chief strategy officer of Nortel Networks.

Cloudmark Inc. Announces the Release of Cloudmark Security Platform for Email

Cloudmark Inc. announced the latest release of Cloudmark Security Platform for Email. This version of Cloudmark’s carrier–grade messaging security solution enables service providers to apply the powerful security available to protect their messaging infrastructure and traffic against rapidly evolving spam, phishing and malware attacks. Cloudmark Security Platform for Email features new enhancements for flexible deployment, simplified policy management, increased message-delivery control and optimized message-handling performance. Cloudmark Security Platform for Email is the trusted messaging security platform of choice for service providers, protecting more than 450 million email boxes worldwide from ever-evolving messaging threats. With the Cloudmark solution, service providers can quickly and efficiently detect and block all forms of messaging abuse before it impacts their subscribers, helpdesks, networks, and infrastructure. This improved protection frees backend mail store servers, storage systems and other network infrastructure from unnecessary traffic, reducing hardware requirements and lowering overall operational costs. Cloudmark recently uncovered and delivered protection against a malware campaign targeting consumers with a false free pizza promotion. When individuals opened a coupon, they unwittingly downloaded a Trojan, turning their computer into part of a malicious botnet. Such campaigns have a negative impact on consumers and cause a flood of complaints calls to service providers unless a comprehensive solution, such as Cloudmark Security Platform for Email, is in place. Cloudmark Security Platform for Email features a flexible policy engine and an integrated high-performance reputation system enabling the solution to identify and block malicious senders and content before networks and subscriber services are affected. The heart of the solution is Cloudmark’s message inspection engine, combined with data from Cloudmark’s Global Threat Network, the world’s most comprehensive repository of global threat intelligence, which delivers sender reputation and message threat data in real-time. Cloudmark also enables real-time spam, phishing, and malware detection in the outbound traffic stream, helping to prevent spam outbreaks that can result in blacklisting of the service provider network and an increase in subscriber complaints about outbound email delivery. Cloudmark Security Platform provides full visibility into detected threats, as well as monitoring and reporting metrics on the performance of messaging infrastructure. While providing the high levels of filtering accuracy against all forms of messaging abuse, Cloudmark Security Platform requires significantly less processing power than traditional open source MTAs and competing commercial solutions, enabling significant consolidation of messaging infrastructure. Service providers can flexibly deploy the platform with Cloudmark’s high-performance mail transfer agent (MTA), or with their existing MTA infrastructure to gain control over SMTP traffic and improve their messaging defenses. The main features and benefits of Security Platform for Email include: newly consolidated standard SMTP and SMTP proxy capabilities; enhanced user interface; new message-delivery policy capabilites; improved monitoring capabilities; and cluster-aware, API-based message queue search and manipulation capabilities.

Cloudmark, Inc. Introduces Comprehensive Protection Against Dns Threats

Cloudmark Inc. announced the Security Platform for DNS, which delivers comprehensive, carrier-grade protection for the Domain Name System (DNS). With Cloudmark, service providers and enterprises can now quickly identify and block DNS threats, protecting against significant damage to their business and network. DNS is a critical component of the Internet's structure -- keeping track of domain names and translating them into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. For example, the domain name translates in to Cybercriminals are exploiting DNS open architecture to launch attacks on organizations with the goal of disrupting their infrastructure. For example, as of the first half of 2014, 42% of all distributed denial of service (DDoS) incidents were DNS Flood Attacks. With the rise of DNS-related threats, organizations need to strengthen their network and infrastructure defenses. DNS attacks can negatively impact operations and siphon off valuable resources, such as proprietary information. Cybercriminals are also able to launch DDoS events leveraging publicly accessible open DNS servers, overwhelming DNS infrastructure of service providers and enterprises and creating outages, thus resulting in total or partial loss of Internet service for an organization's subscribers and/or employees. DNS attacks are typically not blocked by standard security measures and can result in lost productivity, increased resource consumption and costs, and customer and subscriber churn. Cloudmark found recently at one customer that up to 40% of DNS traffic was malicious, which nearly doubled the DNS infrastructure capacity required. Cloudmark Security Platform protects that infrastructure from the malicious traffic by blocking threats in real-time. Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS is a software solution that safeguards DNS infrastructure and traffic from ever-evolving network threats. With Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS, service providers and enterprises gain deep insights into how DNS elements are being used and misused. As a result, organizations can prevent unnecessary capacity increases due to malicious attacks, as well as protect against threats that could result in Internet outages, malware infections, security control bypass and sensitive or private data exfiltration. Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS runs on an efficient architecture that ensures accuracy, scalability and value. It can be implemented as a comprehensive, standalone security solution or as an enhancement to existing security hardware and appliances. It performs real-time application layer behavior and content analysis to predict threats. In addition, Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS provides: DDoS Attack Protection--Prevents DDoS attacks and the associated Internet outages, mitigation and customer care issues; DNS Exfiltration Protection--Actively detects when DNS is being used to exfiltrate data by Advanced Persistent Threats or malicious actors; DNS Tunneling Prevention--Prevents DNS tunnels from being used to bypass network access or security controls, create reverse tunnels allowing infiltration, or bypass Wi-Fi billing; DNS Hijacking--Detects attempts to reroute DNS traffic to malicious domains or phishing sites; Immediate Threat Intelligence--The Cloudmark Security Platform receives real-time updates from the Cloudmark Global Threat Network, collecting and correlating threat data across world-wide deployments; Enhanced Network Performance--Assures that protocol anomalies or malicious actors do not impact performance or allow unauthorized access; Built-in reporting--Provides alerting on detected threats and easily integrates with third-party reporting tools, including HP ArcSight and Splunk.

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