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Largest ISP in Europe utilises combined offering for unparalleled accuracy
and scalability

LONDON, UK - 18 March 2005 - Checkbridge, the managed email filtering
company, and Cloudmark® Inc., the company that delivers the immune system
for email, today announces a partnership to deliver advanced spam, fraud,
and phishing filtering capability via hosted services to Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) in Europe. As part of the alliance, Checkbridge will
license Cloudmark Authority software and embed it within its Border Scout
managed email filtering service for ISPs. The highly effective Border
Scout service integrated with Cloudmark’s best-of-breed technology provides
significant benefits to Checkbridge’s ISP customers, including unparalleled
accuracy, low false positives and high message throughput. Checkbridge is
the first managed service provider to offer Cloudmark Authority in Europe.

Checkbridge selected Cloudmark for its leading carrier-grade, scaleable ISP
solution and unique filtering approach, which combines an automated and
adaptive content classifier with updates from the world’s largest real-time
community of spam and phishing reporters. This approach offers zero-day
protection against a variety of outbreaks and is far more accurate than
traditional reactive technologies such as rules, lists, heuristics and
content based filters. Authority was developed as a carrier-grade solution
from the ground up, and is extremely efficient, achieving higher message
throughput than competing solutions.
Clara.net, the largest ISP in Europe, is the first to offer the Border
Scout service integrated with the Cloudmark Authority engine. "The main
reason for Clara.net's adoption of Border Scout stems from the rigour
behind the technical choices and the extent of the integration
possibilities within our business," says Neil Levine, CTO, Clara.net
Group. “Filtering provision is critical to the future success of our
position in the ISP market. Border Scout with the Cloudmark Authority
engine has not only allowed us to fulfil this need but also given us a
profitable revenue stream.”
Cloudmark Authority, embedded within Checkbridge Border Scout, allows the
ISP and its client centralised control and visibility of email filtering on
a global basis, without the hassle of day-to-day administration. ISPs will
see an immediate improvement in filtering performance and resource
utilisation, allowing increased productivity and lower operating
costs. Additionally, any ISP can use the managed email filtering solution
on behalf of its business customers, residential customers and its channel.

“Until now, despite the pressure to take on the ownership of filtering,
ISPs in Europe have had neither the ‘stick’ through legislation nor the
‘carrot’ through a viable commercial application to accept the
responsibility,” says John Turley, managing director, Checkbridge. “The
Border Scout service, in conjunction with Cloudmark, provides ISPs and
their customers the reassurance they need to offer filtering services to
all their clients - large and small.”

"Checkbridge’s decision to integrate Cloudmark Authority Engine into its
Border Scout service addresses the growing customer demand for a
comprehensive ISP secure email solution that is carrier-grade,” says Vipul
Ved Prakash, chief scientist and founder of Cloudmark. “Our partnership
with Checkbridge signifies yet another milestone in our growth in the ISP
and hosting space and demonstrates our commitment to an aggressive growth
path in European markets.”

About Checkbridge
Checkbridge was set up in 2004 to help mitigate the risk of email failure
to businesses in Europe. Checkbridge’s aim is simply to ‘enable trusted
communication’. Checkbridge achieves this by providing a fully managed spam
and virus filtering service for ISPs, called Border Scout.

Border Scout is a fully managed, configurable, email filtering service,
blocking unwanted email at the Internet level, before it reaches a business
or residential network or computer. Border Scout leaves an ISP’s client
with centralised control and visibility of content filtering, without the
hassle day-to-day administration.

The Border Scout service is deployed across multiple servers in three
premier European data centres, to ensure that the service is available
twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you would like further information on Checkbridge or Border Scout our
web site is www.checkbridge.com, or you can email info@checkbridge.com or
call + 44(0) 845 111 8833.

About Cloudmark, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Cloudmark® is the company that delivers the immune system
for email. The company offers tailored anti-spam and anti-fraud solutions
for the individual user, small businesses, large enterprises and service
providers to bring immediate relief to thousands of organizations with 10s
of millions of users, as well as, more than 1.3 million individual desktop
users in 153 countries using its solutions today.
CTO Jordan Ritter, is also co-founder of Napster, and Vipul Ved Prakash,
chief scientist and author of Vipul’s Razor founded Cloudmark. Prominent
venture capital firms Ignition Partners, Presidio Venture Partners, a
Sumitomo Corporation company, and FTVentures back the company.
For more information about Cloudmark, visit the company's web site at:
http://www.cloudmark.com/.
Cloudmark Media Contact:
Suzi Lambourne, Blanc & Otus Public Relations
001 415-856-5125, slambourne@blancandotus.com

Cloudmark, the Cloudmark logo, SpamNet, SafetyBar, Email Genetic Map (EGM),
Trust Evaluation System (TeS) and Email Genetic Mapping are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Cloudmark Inc., for use in the United States and
other countries. All other product and company names herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.


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