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Spam Cube
Type Private
Founded 2002
Founder(s) Joseph P. Marino, Jonathan Fortin
Headquarters New York, USA
Area served Worldwide
Key people David J. Soares
Industry Application Service Provider
Products SaaS Networking Products
Employees 96 (as of July 2009)[1]
Website spamcube.com
A picture of a silver Spam Cube.

Founded in 2002 by Joseph P. Marino and Jonathan Fortin, Spam Cube, Inc is a high-tech startup company based in midtown area of New York City. The company designs and manufactures the Spam Cube, a SaaS (Security As A Service) network security hardware device for consumers that blocks spam e-mail, computer viruses and phishing.[2] The company has U.S. and international patents pending, [3] on SaaS (Security As A Service) delivery platform technology that enables any home networking embedded device such as a Broadband Cable modem, DSL modem, Wireless router or Femtocell to offer network Security As A Service technology that blocks spam e-mail, computer viruses and phishing. The Spam Cube SaaS platform gives the consumer the choice to select spam e-mail, computer viruses, and phishing blocking technology that is powered by either McAfee or Symantec managed enterprise Security As A Service technology.[4]

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Trademark Issues

In November 2005 the company ran into a costly legal battle with Hormel Foods over its trademark "Spam Cube". Hormel Foods claimed that the company's "Spam Cube" brand name was causing confusion amongst consumers, and that consumers were not be able to tell the difference between the Spam Cube a cube-shaped home network security device and Hormel's cube-shaped SPAM canned meat product. In February 2008 the company won the legal battle against Hormel Foods in the United States[5]. The SPAM trademark dispute was widely publicized since the dispute would have forced the company into bankruptcy had Hormel Foods won.[6]

Competitors

Three years after Spam Cube released its technology Cisco Systems teamed up with Trend Micro to manufacture the Linksys Home Network Defender. Linksys and Trend Micro now compete directly with Spam Cube for market share in the embedded device SaaS (Security As A Service) market[7] .

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