Cloudmark Enhances Security for MySpace Users
Cloudmark Authority® Solution Protects Millions of Users Online
San Francisco – March 9, 2009 – Cloudmark, Inc., the global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, today announced that MySpace, the world's leading social portal, has been working with Cloudmark to proactively protect users against malicious messaging attacks.
Cloudmark's industry-leading, carrier-grade technology is uniquely architected to block spam, phishing and virus threats on virtually any communications platform, from e-mail and mobile to social networks. Cloudmark Authority is the only commercially deployed solution to effectively combat all categories of social networking abuse. MySpace is the first social network to deploy comprehensive messaging security to protect its more than 130 million active users from the new breed of messaging abuse.
"At MySpace, we've declared a technology war against spammers and phishers by deploying top-of-the- line security solutions in an ever-evolving threat environment," said Aber Whitcomb, chief technology officer of MySpace. "Cloudmark's technology is another part of our holistic approach to providing users with a safer and more secure online experience. With Cloudmark's real-time user feedback tool for new attacks, our community joins our fight against misuse of the site — it's truly a Web 2.0 security solution."
Over the last two years, MySpace has taken aggressive steps to protect users and combat spam, phishing and other abusive misuse of the MySpace site. The company's deployment of Cloudmark Authority is part of this comprehensive initiative. With Cloudmark's technology installed, MySpace has seen a reduction in spam-based messages with more than 99 percent accuracy and near-zero false positives.
"With social networks rapidly becoming targets of spam, phishing and virus attacks, providers must take proactive measures to protect their community members and their brand," said Hugh McCartney, chief executive officer at Cloudmark. "Social networks now generate billions of dollars in revenue and security of these sites is critical to maintaining community membership and protecting returns. MySpace's ongoing work with Cloudmark demonstrates the company's dedication not only to the safety of its users, but also the long-term success of its site."
About Cloudmark Authority
The Cloudmark Authority solution offers content-agnostic filtering capabilities that go beyond securing transmitted messages to covering all user- or attacker-generated content. Designed to rapidly detect abuse in any content viewable by social network users, the Cloudmark Authority solution stops all unwanted content that could harm users. Backed by a unique and powerful combination of the Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology and real-time feedback from the Cloudmark Global Threat Network™ system, which now includes MySpace users reporting on new attacks, the Cloudmark solution is able to rapidly detect even the most advanced social networking threats. Moreover, unlike competing filtering systems, Cloudmark's solution can protect all social networking communication vectors—from messages, comments and blog postings to bulletins, profiles and instant messages—and is scalable enough to filter the millions or even billions of messages that pass among social networking users each day.
MySpace is the world's leading social portal for connecting people, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photo sharing, professional and viral videos, blogs, mobile, instant messaging, and the world's largest music community. MySpace is the highest trafficked website in the United States and includes an international network of more than 30 local community sites throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corporation.
Cloudmark builds messaging security software that protects communications service provider networks and their subscribers against the widest range of messaging threats. Only Cloudmark Security Platform™ delivers instant security and control across diverse messaging environments, enabling communications service providers to create a safe user experience, protect revenue and safeguard their brand, while streamlining infrastructure and reducing operational costs. Cloudmark's patented solutions protect more than 120 tier-one customers worldwide, including AT&T, Verizon, Swisscom, Comcast, Cox and NTT.