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Cloudmark Teams with Sun Microsystems to Solve Service Providers' Escalating Messaging Abuse

San Francisco, October 02, 2006 – Cloudmark has optimized its Authority anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus solution on the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS) to provide carrier-grade anti-abuse message filtration. Cloudmark Authority™ on the Solaris OS has been deployed extensively by tier-1 service providers globally, protecting over 50 million Cloudmark subscribers.

Cloudmark has also become a Principal Partner in the Sun Partner Advantage Program, for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Cloudmark earned this status by meeting Sun's stringent criteria for excellence as a supplier of messaging security solutions to service providers, and by sharing Sun's strategic vision and technical commitment to excellence.

With the Solaris 10 OS, Cloudmark customers have access to the popular features that are unique to this operating system, such as Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), Predictive Self-Healing and Solaris Containers. These sophisticated features of the Solaris 10 OS provide Cloudmark customers with increased network security, optimal performance and less overall server downtime.

"As email abuse skyrockets, service providers are facing increased pressure from subscribers to block unwanted messages. Increased abuse in the mailbox is one of the highest causes of customer churn so this is a critical business issue." said, John F. Davis, Vice President, Vice President, Strategic Marketing Operations and Partner Marketing, at Sun. "Cloudmark has developed an accurate and comprehensive anti-abuse solution that radically cuts down the risk of abuse hitting the subscriber's mailbox."

Cloudmark Authority is the most accurate anti-abuse solution for service providers and is consistently the fastest to respond to new virus, spam and phishing threats. Cloudmark technology is also scaled to be a carrier-grade solution, processing and deciphering messages at unparalleled speed. This is critical when dealing with increasingly high message volumes. By dropping the bulk of email that gets into the network, Cloudmark significantly reduces operating and CAPEX costs by reducing the load on the network infrastructure.

"Service Providers are experiencing an unprecedented increase in messaging abuse that traditional anti-abuse solutions cannot address," says Jacinta Tobin, VP Business Development for Cloudmark. "Cloudmark and Sun have partnered to provide best of breed solutions to the meet the stringent requirements of optimal accuracy combined with fast message processing."

About the Sun Partner Advantage Program

Introduced in September, 2005, the Sun Partner Advantage Program, for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), is designed to make it easier for ISVs to get the resources they need to go to market faster on the Solaris 10 OS, link with Sun Marketing, extend their sales reach, harness the expertise and connections of Sun's partner ecosystem, and help grow their business. The Program helps create an increased level of collaboration among Sun and its ecosystem of technology partners. By participating in the Sun Partner Advantage Program, ISVs receive simplified, programmatic, Web-based access to the resources they need to help them succeed in each stage of the application life cycle: design, development, deployment, and operation. For complete details about the individual offerings that are available, go to www.sun.com/partners/isv.

Sun, Sun Microsystems and Solaris are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

About Cloudmark

Cloudmark is a trusted leader in intelligent threat protection against known and future attacks, safeguarding 12 percent of the world’s inboxes from wide-scale and targeted email threats. With more than a decade of experience protecting the world’s largest messaging environments, only Cloudmark combines global threat intelligence from a billion subscribers with local behavioral context tracking to deliver instant and predictive defense against data theft and security breaches that result in financial loss and damage to brand and reputation. Cloudmark protects more than 120 tier-one service providers, including Verizon, Swisscom, Comcast, Cox and NTT, as well as tens of thousands of enterprises.

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