Commtouch's URL Filtering Enhances Email Security For Return Path's Clients, Partners

Commtouch's URLF detects compromised URLs in real time and prevents piracy of email platforms

February 23, 2013

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MCLEAN, Virginia, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Commtouch(R) (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, today announced its partnership with Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence.

Commtouch's URL Filtering (URLF) is now integrated into Return Path's email intelligence solutions for both enterprises as well as mailbox providers.

Businesses rely on Return Path to build better relationships with their customers and improve their email ROI, while ISPs and other mailbox providers enhance network performance and drive customer retention using Return Path.

Commtouch's URLF is utilized to detect and prevent piracy of email senders'

platforms by analyzing the behavioral history of URLs and diagnosing URL types and destinations in order to identify unusual behavior in real-time.

By integrating Commtouch's technology, Return Path further assists their customers in improving email ROI through certified email distribution as well as faster and more accurate attack detections. Built to immediately detect and block potential compromises such as hacking and the hijacking of email senders'

infrastructures for spam, phishing, and malware distribution, Commtouch's URLF delivers industry-leading URL filtering performance by combining the broadest Web coverage with the highest accuracy of categorization. It leverages Commtouch's unique cloud infrastructure to index hundreds of millions of sites into 64 categories, including highly granular categorizations of dynamic Web 2.0 environments.

"The integration of Commtouch's URL filter benefits everyone that relies on Return Path, from enterprises whose customers and brands we protect from fraud, to service providers whose infrastructure we protect from unwanted and dangerous email," said Matt Blumberg, CEO of Return Path. "The threat to accounts and email platforms is greatly reduced and the danger of enterprises and service providers being turned into unsuspecting spam and malware senders is minimized.

With Commtouch's URLF we can significantly improve the security of both email senders and mailbox providers. This greatly improves the inbox experience, and increases customer satisfaction for all involved."

"The partnership with Return Path is a major step toward containing spam while at the same time ensuring unhindered delivery of legitimate email communication," said Shlomi Yanai, CEO at Commtouch. "We are very pleased that Return Path has chosen Commtouch's industry-leading URL filtering solution to enable secure email communication for service providers and email senders alike.

Return Path's trust is an important confirmation of the benefits delivered by our solution's combination of broad Web coverage, maximum accuracy and cloud-assisted detection."

About Return Path

Return Path is the worldwide leader in email intelligence. We analyze more data about email than anyone else in the world and use that data to power products that ensure that only emails people want and expect reach the inbox. Our industry-leading email intelligence solutions utilize the world's most comprehensive set of data to maximize the performance and accountability of email, build trust across the entire email ecosystem and protect users from spam and other abuse. We help businesses build better relationships with their customers and improve their email ROI; and we help ISPs and other mailbox providers enhance network performance and drive customer retention. Information about Return Path can be found at:

About Commtouch

Commtouch(R) (NASDAQ: CTCH) is a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services for vendors and service providers, increasing the value and profitability of customers' solutions by protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With six global data centers and renowned technology, Commtouch's email, Web, and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into customers' products and solutions, keeping more than 350 million end users safe. To learn more, visit

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