Four Indian OEMs secure licenses from Commtouch

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 01, 2007

Commtouch has issued OEM licensing agreements for its real-time anti-spam and Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection solutions to Indian secure messaging providers, marking its entry here.

The four OEMS are Elitecore Technologies, Gajshield, K7 and Netcore.
A release issued here said that Elitecore would incorporate Commtouch’s anti-spam engine with its Unified Threat Management appliances for internet security.

Gajshield will include the anti-spam solution in all new Spamgaj products including: software gateway, hardware appliance and a managed service.

K7 will integrate anti-spam and zero-hour virus outbreak protection into its new desktop and corporate gateway products. Netcore will offer anti-spam and zero-hour virus outbreak protection as part of its suite of managed email security services.

“The Commtouch solution consistently shows top spam detection rates and this is the type of best-of-breed solution Netcore insists upon for our small and medium sized corporate customers,” said Kalpit Jain, Business Head (Messaging & Security) of Netcore.

Spam in India has recently reached a point where it now constitutes over 92% of all email, an increase of 15% from this time last year, according to a report of Netcore’s corporate customers. The number of email users in India is expected to double in the next four years, according to Ferris Research; the total number of users is expected reach 59 million in 2010.

“Commtouch’s RPD approach is a truly global solution to spam. Its language-agnostic technology gives it the edge in K7’s key markets across Asia,” said Jayaraman Kesavardhanan, CEO of K7.

Gajshield’s President of Marketing Anand Iyer remarked: “The Commtouch engine was easy to integrate, giving us a competitive advantage of bringing new products to market quickly. This OEM agreement shows our commitment to creating innovative solutions which stop Spam, virus, phishing and malware before it reaches the customers’ email box.”

“Cyberoam has chosen Commtouch for its advanced real-time detection and blocking capability of spam, including image spam and phishing mails, which is unmatched in the industry,” said Abhilash Sonwane, VP-Product Management, Cyberoam. “With Commtouch Recurrent Pattern Detection protecting our UTM clients from bloated image spam, the ROI can be measured in reduced storage and bandwidth costs, and increased productivity.