Frost & Sullivan announced today that it is presenting its 2008 European Messaging Security Technology Innovation of the Year Award to Commtouch® Software Ltd. in recognition of its superior protection of email inboxes around the globe from unwanted and malicious email.
The company's advanced messaging security technologies -- Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) and GlobalView™ - embody the future of messaging threat prevention.
“Powered by its highly innovative service-based security infrastructure, Commtouch has helped revolutionise and advance the network security industry as a whole,” notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Arun Nirmal. “Commtouch's consistent performance and seamless display of innovations has kept its technology way ahead of the evolving tactics of spammers and malware writers. The company has established new standards in delivering high quality network protection.”
Commtouch's outbreak protection solutions provide an added layer of defense to traditional messaging and network security solutions. The Commtouch approach is based entirely on a critical evaluation of the primary distinctiveness of email-borne malware and spam, that is, their mass distribution. RPD acutely demonstrates key capabilities in performing best-in-class malicious content detection in e-mails.
“Exhibiting its advanced early threat detection capabilities in the first few moments of an outbreak, the Commtouch RPD approach consistently ranks above similar anti-spam and anti-malware approaches,” explains Nirmal. “With the capability of analysing billions of e-mail messages each day in its global detection centers, Commtouch technology has been seamlessly embedded as an added layer of messaging defense by over a hundred security vendors and service providers. The unique data-center-based approach of Commtouch technology gives a low-footprint and ensures it is highly scalable, enabling it to serve large-scale and carrier-class customers.”
The company delivers its outbreak protection in several offerings, each tailored as a different layer of messaging security: Anti-Spam, Zero-Hour™ Virus Outbreak Protection, GlobalView Mail Reputation, and GlobalView Zombie Intelligence Service.
GlobalView technology augments the patented RPD technology with reputation values for billions of Internet Protocol addresses, enabling a broad view of the full spectrum of email senders. These two technologies work in a self-learning feedback loop that is constantly improving.
The company's RPD and GlobalView technologies have been licensed and adopted by over 100 leading security vendors and service providers who cater to millions of users dispersed across 130 countries.
“With more than 80,000 security deployments among various corporate and service provider networks, Commtouch is among the elite few that can boast a comprehensive expertise and depth of product offerings in the messaging security domain,” concludes Nirmal. “Its discriminating focus on excellence and innovation has revealed new research paths for the industry, while pushing the company to new heights of success.”
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Commtouch Software Ltd. (commtouch.com) is the source of proven messaging and web security technology for scores of security companies and service providers, founded on a unique datacenter-based approach. Commtouch's expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in its patented technology being used to mitigate Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds and millions of users in over 100 countries. Commtouch's Global Detection Centers automatically analyze billions of transactions in real-time to identify new spam, malware and zombie outbreaks as they are initiated. Commtouch's unmatched suite of security offerings - anti-spam, virus detection, reputation and zombie intelligence services - work together in a comprehensive feedback loop. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information and real-time statistics and trends, visit the website and the Commtouch Café blog blog.commtouch.com/cafe.
Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark, of Commtouch Software Ltd. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch. SpamAssassin is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation.
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