Web.com Takes Spam Protection to the Next Level by Adding Commtouch Services

Sep 11, 2013, 08:00 ET from Commtouch

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH), a leading provider of Internet security technology and cloud-based services, today announced its partnership with Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses.

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After a rigorous and highly-competitive selection process, Web.com selected Commtouch for integration into its email infrastructure, which today serves millions of customers. A key selection criterion was that the solution achieves the highest possible detection performance while avoiding costly false positive detections. As a result, Web.com selected the following Commtouch services:

  • Inbound Anti-Spam – based on Commtouch's patented Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) technology, delivers real-time blocking of spam and phishing in any language or format with almost no false positives
  • Outbound Spam Protection – blocks and identifies the sources of 99 percent of outgoing spam, avoiding the cost and inconvenience of IP addresses being blacklisted
  • Virus Outbreak Detection – provides real-time protection for users from email-borne malware

All of the services are powered by the Commtouch GlobalView™ Cloud, which analyzes more than 12 billion transactions per day to derive unique intelligence regarding both existing and emerging security threats. This intelligence then automatically drives decisions regarding whether to block or allow a given email.

"At Web.com, we constantly look for ways to provide better services to our customers. With the addition of the Commtouch services, we can now better safeguard our customers from the nuisance of spam emails, without the risk of having their critical communications erroneously blocked," said Jane Landon, chief technology officer at Web.com. "By effectively eliminating spam outbreaks originating within our network, we can focus our efforts on serving our customers better rather than fighting the spammers."

"We welcome Web.com to our team of partners," said Brett Wilson, vice president of products at Commtouch. "We continue to see strong adoption for our services by the service provider and hosting communities. With spam attacks now lasting just a few minutes, our ability to block attacks within seconds versus others taking many minutes, is the difference between success and failure for our partners."

About Web.com Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is a global domain registrar and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information, please visit www.web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com.  For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's Small Business Forum.

About Commtouch Commtouch® (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 our customers' solutions by protecting billions of Internet transactions on a daily basis. With 12 global data centers and award-winning, patented technology, Commtouch's email, Web, and antivirus capabilities easily integrate into our customers' products and solutions, keeping safe more than 550 million end users. To learn more, visit www.commtouch.com.

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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