|Headquarters||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Key people||Bording Ostergaard (Mng. Partner),
Blair Zingle (CEO)
Scott Young (COO)
CudaMail is a privately held company providing spam filtering and MX Backup services as cloud-based solutions for clients that do not want their own physical products. It provides a cloud-based service that filters email spam and malware before it gets to the client's mail server.
The company was born out of necessity when the parent company (which is a reseller for many network security products including Barracuda Networks) had to take steps to filter out its own spam.
After creating a group of Barracuda Spam Firewalls in their datacenter, and making it redundant they saw a huge decrease in the incoming spam and malware problem.
Soon after, they experienced many of their customers asking about "non-appliance based" spam filtering solutions, and began adding them to their own system.
In the following years, they created multiple datacenters, in different cities, and then surrounded the system with a pre-filter that leveraged known spammer's domains and I.P. addresses.
At that point, the service had been branded CudaMail and was operating as a wholly owned wing of Optrics Engineering.
- Spam Filtering Service - In 2000, Optrics announced its CudaMail spam filtering service as a cloud-based option for customers that either did not have their own datacenters, or I.T. staff for operating their own physical spam filter.
- MX Record Backup Service - In 2001, CudaMail announced its MX Backup service as a way for clients to add a secondary MX record so that their email would continue to be received in the event that their mail server went down.