Snapshot of Global Traffic Abuse



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Cloudmark is the most trusted leader in security — protecting traffic, data and infrastructure. We safeguard service providers, enterprises and consumers worldwide with immediate, predictive protection from ever-evolving network threats.

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What’s lurking in your DNS environment?

Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS is a software solution that safeguards DNS infrastructure and traffic from ever-evolving network threats. It can be implemented as a comprehensive, standalone security solution or to enhance existing security hardware and appliances. Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS performs real-time application layer behavior and content analysis to predict threats. It runs on an efficient architecture that ensures accuracy, scalability and value.

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Cloudmark Webinars

  • Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure is critical to both the Internet and most private networks, however, many recent events have shown that it is vulnerable to attack, affecting millions of users when it goes down. There are tools and processes enterprises and service providers can use to protect DNS infrastructure but real protection is difficult to achieve due to the scope of the problem. This webinar provides a detailed look at the threats to DNS infrastructure and how those threats can be mitigated.

  • This webinar discusses how Application-to-person (A2P) SMS has increasingly become a key method for organizations to communicate with their customers. This has been driven by the ubiquity of mobile phones and the universality of SMS. Unfortunately, this has also lead to a massive growth in messages being sent through illegitimate routes that bypass the operators’ billing systems. This is commonly referred to as grey routes carrying grey traffic, and is a tactic commonly used by third-party aggregators to boost their own profitability. The result is lost revenue for mobile operators who often do not have visibility and control of messages on their network.

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Cloudmark's 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report

This quarter Cloudmark tracked the first major Apple iMessage spam campaign in the U.S. — accounting for more than 40 percent of monthly reported mobile spam. Our investigation into the promise of fake designer products led to an unexpected end — actual merchandise! Across the pond, UK businesses didn’t receive tickets to a Peter Pan performance but instead got Trojan attachments hoping to lure in victims. Meanwhile, analysis of DNS resource exhaustion attacks in Southeast Asia led to the discovery of interesting sub-domain generation patterns. Find more on these topics, Belarus' long-term spam improvements and other trends around the globe in Cloudmark's 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report.

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. Snapchat Enters Mobile Payments Market

    Nov 19, 2014 by Andrew Conway

    When I heard late last year that Snapchat had turned down an offer of three billion dollars for the company, my first thought was, what sort of person would turn down that sort of money for a company that has never made a profit and has no real model for monetization? It turns out the […]

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  2. Spam Filtering For DIME Encrypted Email

    Nov 13, 2014 by Andrew Conway

    In August 2013, Ladar Levison shut down Lavabit, a secure email service, after the US Government ordered him to turn over the private key for his company. The FBI had a search warrant to view the mail of a single user, probably Edward Snowden, but Lavabit had been designed so that individual user’s email was […]

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Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS

Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS

The Cloudmark Security Platform for DNS provides automatic, real-time detection and prevention of resource exhaustion and other DNS-related threats. Cloudmark’s patented solutions deliver immediate, adaptive and predictive protection from ever-evolving network threats with proven, carrier-grade scalability and operability, assuring business continuity while lowering infrastructure costs.

Trends in Mobile Messaging Abuse

Trends in Mobile Messaging Abuse

Cloudmark CTO Neil Cook discusses the trends in messaging abuse over the last 12 months including the recent spike in fraud and phishing attacks and how the OTT market is now coming under attack.

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Cloudmark Events

  • Mobile Network Security Strategies

    This Light Reading conference will focus on how mobile network operators are already leveraging the power of the network infrastructure to protect their assets and subscriber experiences – and how the security architecture and different network security applications within it must evolve to keep pace with the rapidly changing security threat landscape.

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 New York City, NY United States

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Cloudmark News

  • CNET

    iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

    October 24, 2014 by Seth Rosenblatt

    "In May, iMessage spam made up more than 40 percent of all mobile spam, anti-spam researcher Tom Landesman wrote in Cloudmark's quarterly report published earlier this week."

  • CNET

    DNS is ubiquitous and it's easily abused to halt service or steal data

    October 23, 2014 by Linda Musthaler

    “The folks at Cloudmark report that there is another kind of DNS abuse that should be of concern to service providers, enterprises and basically anyone who is running any kind of sensitive network security: unauthorized DNS tunneling, usually for the purpose of exfiltrating data.”

  • CNET

    Cloudmark Adds DNS Protection to Security Kit

    October 7, 2014 by Sarah Reedy

    “Mobile messaging security vendor Cloudmark is adding Domain Name System (DNS) protection to its platform of security services, in response to both growing attacks on the DNS and what it sees as an opportunity to take on traditional DNS vendors.”

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Cloudmark Customers

The world’s top communications service providers turn to Cloudmark to protect their networks.

  • AT&T
  • Bell
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • GoDaddy
  • Optus
  • Rackspace
  • T-Mobile
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
Intelligent blocking provides significant savings on downstream messaging infrastructure and improved customer experience.
—Veenod Kurup
VP Data Product Service
Cox Communications
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