Commtouch Advances in France through Agreement with Jet Multimedia, a Subsidiary of Neuf Telecom; Leading Hosting Company Implements Commtouch Technology.
The Best Anti-Spam Solution for French Enterprises
"We chose Commtouch technology not only because industry analysts have attested that it has the best detection/accuracy performance in the industry, but because our extensive testing has also showed that Commtouch delivers the best anti-spam solution for French spam," said Arnaud Bertrand, Jet Multimedia's Technical Manager. "Now we can offer thousands of enterprises throughout France unparalleled spam protection."
Bertrand added, "As a managed service provider with thousands of users, we were particularly impressed by Commtouch's perfect accuracy, which ensures that no 'good' email will be mistakenly treated as spam. Given that it is content, format and language-agnostic, this is not the kind of solution that works today, but needs to be replaced tomorrow. We expect to continue enjoying its superior performance for years to come."
A Milestone in Commtouch's French Expansion; Part of Global Strategy
Gideon Mantel, CEO of Commtouch, said, "This agreement emphasizes both the positive momentum to our growth in the French market and the continuing global reach of our RPD powered technology. We are particularly pleased to collaborate with Jet Multimedia, which has a reputation for being an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies."
Jet Multimedia was the first French company to implement Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2003.
Part of the 1 billion euro/year Neuf Telecom Group, Jet Multimedia is France's leading provider of value-added hosting services. Jet Multimedia is also active in e-business, multi-channel client relationship management, online administration, IP security platform management, email outsourcing and advanced telephony services.
About Commtouch's Anti-Spam Enterprise Solution
Commtouch Anti-Spam Enterprise Solution 4.0 is the industry's most reliable spam protection platform. It offers an unbeatable combination: near-perfect spam detection, no false positives, and exceptionally easy integration into any enterprise network.
Commtouch 4.0 is deployed network-wide in 30 minutes, by installing an on-premises Enterprise Gateway. Commtouch 4.0 filters traffic for spam, applies rules and facilitates advanced administration functions for IT and users. Most importantly, it communicates with the Commtouch Remote Detection Center in real-time -- ensuring that incoming messages are classified using up-to-the-second information on all existing spam outbreaks.
About Jet Multimedia
For the mass market, Jet Multimedia creates, aggregates, delivers and promotes content and services for mobile WAP, I-mode, SMS, MMS, Internet web sites and audiotex. Established in France, Spain, Italy, Canada and Morocco, Jet Multimedia markets mobile content (ringtones, logos, videos, Java games) in more than 45 countries worldwide. Jet Multimedia is also the interactive service partner of the biggest French, Spanish and Italian television and radio companies.
For large companies, administrations and organizations setting up strategic online services (e.g., e-business, multi-channel client relationship management, online administration), Jet Multimedia provides value-added hosting services for Internet (web site hosting, IP security platform management, email outsourcing), advanced telephony services (virtual call-centers, multi-channel contact centers, alerting platforms) and marketing services using mobile units (SMS push) and fax.
Founded in 1989, Jet Multimedia is listed on Euronext Paris since 1996 (ISIN FR0000053456, Code JET, Reuters JTLG.PA, Bloomberg JET:FP). The company employs more than 550 people and achieved around E 200 million cumulated revenues in 2004.
Jet Multimedia is part of Neuf Telecom (previously the LDCOM group), which is one of the world's leading high-speed Internet service providers. Neuf Telecom posted a turnover of approximately one billion euros in 2003. Neuf Telecom offers a complete range of voice-Internet-data products to telecoms and ISPs, as well as households, businesses, large corporations and local authorities.
Commtouch Software Ltd. (Nasdaq:CTCHC - News) is dedicated to protecting and preserving the integrity of the world's most important communications tool -- email. A global developer and provider of proprietary anti-spam solutions, Commtouch has an installed base of over 25 million users. The company's core technologies, including RPD(TM) -- Recurrent Pattern Detection, reflect Commtouch's 14 years of experience developing messaging software. Commtouch solutions are incorporated into OEM applications and are also sold through channels and resellers. Commtouch is headquartered in Netanya, Israel and has a subsidiary in Mountain View, CA. For more information, see: www.commtouch.com.
For coverage of Commtouch technology by industry analysts such as IDC and Osterman Research, see: http://www.commtouch.com/site/ResearchLab/research.asp.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including projections about our business, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. For example, statements in the future tense, and statements including words such as "expect," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate," or "believe" are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on information available to us at the time of the release; we assume no obligation to update any of them. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of numerous factors, including the failure to satisfy the conditions imposed by the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel for the continued listing of Commtouch shares on The Nasdaq SmallCap Market; business conditions and growth or deterioration in the Internet market, commerce and the general economy, both domestic as well as international; fewer than expected new-partner relationships; competitive factors including pricing pressures; technological developments, and products offered by competitors; the ability of our OEM partners to successfully penetrate markets with products integrated with Commtouch technology; a slower than expected acceptance rate for real time AV solutions in general and the Commtouch virus detection engine in particular; availability of qualified staff for expansion; and technological difficulties and resource constraints encountered in developing new products, such as the Commtouch virus detection engine, as well as those risks described in the text of this press release or the company's Annual Reports on Form 20-F and reports on Form 6-K, which are available through www.sec.gov.
Recurrent Pattern Detection and RPD are trademarks and Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch Software Ltd.
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