Telecom Lead America: Sybase 365 is set to enhance its spam protection capabilities by leveraging the Cloudmark Security Platform.
Cloudmark, a provider of messaging threat protection for mobile, fixed and social networks, will provide Cloudmark Security Platform, a carrier-class solution that offers accurate mobile messaging security protection to identify and block abusive messaging before it can impact mobile networks and subscribers.
Recently, Pew said 79 percent of mobile phone owners use text messaging on their cells and of those texters, 69 percent receive unwanted spam or text messages. 25 percent face problems with spam or unwanted texts at least weekly.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), unwanted telemarketing calls and texts were consistently among the top three consumer complaints in 2011.
“Our operator customers rely on us to provide a robust, safe and reliable service through our expansive global network. With SMS volumes predicted to exceed 8.3 trillion in 2012, SMS is still the most commonly used mobile service on the planet. Our partnership with Cloudmark will help our customers to provide a spam-free mobile experience,” said John Sims, president, Sybase 365.
Sybase 365 will benefit as the combined solution delivers full protection against mobile spam, phishing and fraud, as well as malware and binary message content for Sybase 365’s operator customers.
“Messaging abuse poses an ever-growing challenge to mobile networks as it continues to grow in both volume and sophistication, threatening to erode subscriber trust, increase operating costs and devalue operator brands,” said Neil McGowan, senior vice president, Global Sales and Alliance Partnerships at Cloudmark.