Cloudmark Recognized on CRN’s Security 100 List

SAN FRANCISCO--April 4, 2016-- Cloudmark, Inc., a trusted leader in intelligent threat protection, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Cloudmark to its inaugural 2016 Security 100 list. This project recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories, with Cloudmark ranking as one of its Top 20 Coolest Web and Application Security Vendors.

The companies in CRN's Security 100 have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development, as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers. In addition to recognizing security technology vendors for outstanding products and services, the Security 100 list also serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the IT security market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their security offerings.

“Security solutions are more essential than ever to the health and sustainability of every business, large or small,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “The frequency and complexity of IT security threats have vastly increased in recent years, requiring rapid innovation and an incisive, forward-thinking defense strategy. The importance of having expertly secured networks, software, hardware, applications and databases cannot be overstated. Our Security 100 list honors those tech suppliers at the forefront of this field for their contributions to the advancement of the channel and to the IT market at large.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our work protecting organizations from advanced, targeted messaging threats,” said Stephan Keller, VP of Americas Enterprise Sales and Channels and a 2015 CRN Channel Chief. “We work closely with our VARS to help expand their existing customer relationships by providing a multi-layered approach to messaging security. With Cloudmark, enterprises can detect and block targeted attacks preventing financial losses and the theft of sensitive data.”

Cloudmark was recognized for its long-standing email security solutions, safeguarding 12 percent of the world’s inboxes from wide-scale and targeted email threats. The company’s Trident solution is the first-to-market product designed to specifically block spear phishing attacks. The product is complementary to many e-mail, messaging and security products and provides best-of-breed e-mail security as part of a defense-in-depth strategy to protect corporate assets and their employees.

Since it was announced in mid-January, Cloudmark Trident has also quickly gained attention in the analyst community from leading firms such as Ovum and ABI Research. A recent analyst report includes ABI’s “Cloudmark Trident: A New Database to Tackle Spear Phishing.” Gartner has mentioned Cloudmark in its report, “Fighting Phishing: Optimize Your Defense1.”

In his report, titled “On the Radar: Cloudmark Trident addresses spear phishing,” Ovum’s Rik Turner writes: “Spear phishing is the latest and most sophisticated version of phishing, and as such requires a robust system of defense. There is a relative paucity of products that specifically target this type of attack, so Cloudmark’s latest offering is a valuable addition to a still emerging market, and will attract considerable attention from both existing and new customers.”

The Security 100 list will be featured in the April 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/security100.

About the Channel Company

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1 Gartner “Fighting Phishing: Optimize Your Defense” by Neil Wynne, Andrew Walls and Peter Firstbrook, March 17, 2016.

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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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