SAN FRANCISCO -- Cloudmark announced today that Cox Communications has deployed the Cloudmark Authority platform to combat spam and phishing for its broadband subscribers. Deployed within the messaging infrastructure offered by Openwave Systems (Nasdaq: OPWV), Cloudmark increases the protection to end users by blocking abusive traffic and significantly reduces downstream processing power and network storage requirements. Along with the growing volume of spam, illegal and fraudulent phishing scams aimed at eliciting personal information are rapidly escalating in number and are growing more sophisticated as phishers become more organized.
Cox Communications deployed Cloudmark in order to provide greater protection to our subscribers from email abuse. Thus far, we have been extremely pleased with its effectiveness in blocking spam, phishing and viruses, says Veenod Kurup, Vice President of Data Product Services at Cox Communications. Intelligent blocking provides significant savings on downstream messaging infrastructure and improved customer experience.
Cloudmark Authority demonstrates 20+% greater accuracy at stopping spam in head-to-head trials, while consuming 5-20% of CPU utilization, vs. 80-90% for legacy systems. Cloudmark Authority also reduces the volume of mail consuming costly storage space. In analyses of service provider message stores, Cloudmark has verified that as much as 70% of stored messages may be spam, a result of inaccurate filtering by legacy systems, which can lead to a waste of 18-25% of storage space.