LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) today announced a partnership with Cloudmark, the global leader in messaging threat protection for communication service providers, to deliver a new, value-added service for CCA carrier members that allows subscribers to report mobile spam and help protect against mobile messaging threats. Through its new relationship, CCA will offer the GSMA Spam Reporting Service (GSMA SRS)™, powered by Cloudmark technology, enabling carrier members to benefit from collaborative, real-time global insight into threats against mobile networks and subscribers.
“This new service will help our members protect their customers against growing mobile threats and unsolicited messages. The SRS also provides valuable insight into abusive network traffic and evolving and emerging mobile security issues.”
CCA members include more than 100 carriers with a licensed service area covering more than 95 percent of the United States. By adopting the GSMA SRS, CCA members will gain actionable intelligence on unwanted mobile network traffic, along with the ability to share threat data with other carriers and receive analysis of global threats. The service provides mobile network operators (MNOs) with the insight they need to detect SMS spam, terminate originating numbers and develop preventative policies and procedures to protect their networks and subscribers.
“Our goal with the Spam Reporting Service is to enable our members to thrive and compete in the mobile market,” said Steven K. Berry, president and CEO of CCA. “This new service will help our members protect their customers against growing mobile threats and unsolicited messages. The SRS also provides valuable insight into abusive network traffic and evolving and emerging mobile security issues.”
“With every additional operator that participates in the GSMA SRS, the service becomes even more powerful in protecting mobile subscribers,” said Alan Ranger, vice president, Global Alliances Partnerships at Cloudmark. “By extending the service to more carriers in the U.S., the collective efforts of the GSMA and CCA will build upon the excellent work being done by Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon and will go a long way to help combat messaging threats.”
The GSMA SRS receives messaging spam reports submitted by mobile subscribers from participating mobile networks around the world. Feedback from subscribers who forward unsolicited messages, most commonly by typing ‘7726’ or ‘SPAM,’ is aggregated, analyzed and incorporated into the system. This on-network and off-network data gives operators the ability to understand the extent of spam originating from, entering and leaving their networks. MNO participants in the GSMA SRS also share data about new attacks, so that an attack detected on one network can be more quickly prevented on others.
CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA’s more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation. Visit www.competitivecarriers.org.
Cloudmark builds messaging security software that protects communications service provider networks and their subscribers against the widest range of messaging threats. Only the Cloudmark Security Platform™ delivers instant security and control across diverse messaging environments, enabling communications service providers to create a safe user experience, protect revenue and safeguard their brand, while streamlining infrastructure and reducing operational costs. Cloudmark's patented solutions protect more than 120 tier-one customers worldwide, including AT&T, Verizon, Swisscom, Comcast, Cox and NTT.