News : Telkomsel Selects Xura’s Spam Shield for SMS Spam Detection and Filtering
Wakefield, MA, USA, July, 2016 -- Today Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ: MESG), a provider of digital communications services, announced that it is working with Telkomsel, a provider of telecommunications services in Indonesia, to help protect the operator’s subscribers from SMS spam. Telkomsel selected Xura’s Spam Shield to control messaging in their network, to automatically detect unsolicited messaging campaigns and block unwanted messages protecting subscribers from the majority of threats with dynamic detection techniques.
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There is an increasing and ever-changing flood of spam and fraud traffic that has proven difficult for many operators to detect and control. With only basic SMS filtering systems in place, 30% of spam messages were previously going undetected on the Telkomsel network, and a more advanced detection capability for unsolicited messages was critical to bring this figure down.
Spam Shield provides spam detection and dynamic policy control, with a learning process that continually adjusts to the constantly changing threat posed by spam to subscribers and operators’ brand and reputation. This learning process results in an ever improving and effective solution that evolves in real-time – as do the characteristics of spam – modifying spam filters and policy control as appropriate.
Telkomsel’s Vice President of IT VAS and Corporate Service Solution and Management, Asep Y Septiana, said: "Spam Shield has reduced the effort and human intervention previously required to operate and manage the filtering, because there is no need to manually configure filtering rules. This makes it easier for Telkomsel to protect subscribers, as well as ensure the timely delivery of critical messaging services, such as PIN notifications, while correctly monetizing commercial use of messaging. Spam Shield’s ability to filter out grey route messaging enables us to sell SMS advertising via the appropriate channels, and monetize OTT related messages through the correct wholesale channels. This not only opens up new revenue streams for us, but also provides subscribers with a better overall experience and greater satisfaction."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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The Leading Cellular Provider in Indonesia performs various network technology services based in GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSPA and 4G LTE for whole over Indonesia. Telkomsel has cooperated with 362 roaming partners around 192 countries for international services.
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