From the Security Experts

April 01, 2009

Cloudmark, AerVox Team Up to Offer Message Security to Datatronics' Customers

By SIP Trunking Report Contributing Editor

Cloudmark, a provider of carrier-grade messaging security solutions, and AerVox, a Spanish telecommunications software firm, have announced a partnership to offer comprehensive messaging security capabilities to Datatronics, which provides fixed and wireless telecom market solutions across Europe and Latin America.

AerVox will use Cloudmark Authority for Mobile software as its sole platform for SMS mobile content filtering to deliver accurate mobile messaging security protection for Datatronics’ mobile operator customers.
Cloudmark’s content filtering software solution is designed for large-scale carrier implementations. It goes beyond protocol level controls that counteract signaling fraud between mobile networks to also catch on-network attacks such as spam from mobile bots or prepaid accounts, as well as sophisticated off-network abuse already accepted by partner networks. Cloudmark Authority reportedly scans mobile messages at more than 20 times the rate of competing solutions.
AerVox will integrate Cloudmark technology into the AerVox SMS Firewall enabling wireless operators to take preventive measures against potentially dangerous messaging threats, such as spamming, spoofing, faking or flooding, in real time.
“Mobile spam, phishing, viruses and other forms of abuse threaten subscriber loyalty and can significantly damage mobile operators’ brand,” said Jacinta Tobin, senior vice president worldwide sales at Cloudmark. “This makes it critical for operators to deploy solutions that protect their subscriber base and network against a broad range of messaging threats.”
Alain Barquero, vice president of Business Development of AerVox, said, “After reviewing various products on the market, we found that Cloudmark Authority for Mobile is the only true content filtering solution for SMS abuse, which offers us world-class protection for mobile messaging while supporting our existing partnership with Datatronics.”
Cloudmark provides security solution for fixed and mobile networks. Cloudmark solutions combine Advanced Message Fingerprinting technology and the support of Global Threat Network consisting of more than 850 million trusted reporters across the globe to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure.
Cloudmark recently reported that it is protecting MySpace users from spam, phishing and messaging attacks. Security of social networking sites has been critical to maintaining community membership and protecting returns.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi