CP Secure Adds Anti-Spyware Protection to Content Security Gateway Appliances

Anti-malware security now includes anti-spyware

Cupertino, CA -- October 17, 2005 -- CP Secure, Inc., a leading innovator of anti-malware solutions for enterprise-class organizations, today announced the addition of anti-spyware protection to its family of Content Security Gateway (CSG) appliances. The CSG product line now provides comprehensive anti-malware security that includes protection against spyware, viruses, worms, and other forms of malicious software.

CP Secure’s anti-spyware protection is made possible by a patent-pending stream-based scanning architecture. Powered by this technology, CSG appliances scan Internet traffic up to twelve times faster than other gateway scanning products. As a result, the products can secure high volumes of Web, e-mail, and other Internet traffic generated by thousands of computers, without turning the Internet gateway into a network bottleneck. In the same way that previous innovations enabled anti-virus scanning to be extended from individual computers to e-mail traffic, today CP Secure’s new scanning technology enables anti-spyware scanning to be extended from e-mail traffic to real-time Web traffic.

“Approximately 80% of the items that our CP Secure appliances catch is spyware coming through Web traffic,” said Tim Stowell, CISM, CISSP, corporate network manager at Intermagnetics. “With the Content Security Gateways installed, we rarely have spyware in our network, and when we do it’s because some laptops were traveling the Internet outside the perimeter protection of the CSGs.”

Spyware is a form of malicious software that spies on computers and steals sensitive data. Although different from traditional viruses and worms, spyware is classified with viruses and worms as malware – malicious software designed to fulfill purposes contrary to the interests of the computer user. CP Secure’s coverage of spyware ranges from Trojan horse spy programs to adware.

The consequences of spyware vary from simply annoying to financially devastating. Criminal activities on the Internet increasingly center on spyware and target organizations from the largest banks to small businesses. Moreover, the consequences of even minor spyware infections put organizations at risk of being out of compliance with tough new U.S. legislation such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Sarbanes-Oxley and even of prosecution by government agencies for security policy failures.

“Organizations today are open to attack by many varieties of malware through different avenues of Internet traffic,” said David Lu, president and CEO of CP Secure. “But with just one Content Security Gateway appliance at the Internet gateway, an organization may now secure its network against all types of malware, including spyware, and still maintain high network performance.”

Price and Availability: The CSG series with anti-spyware protection is available immediately. Existing customers automatically receive the anti-spyware upgrade free of charge as part of their current support subscriptions. New customers receive full anti-spyware protection with their CSGs and do not need to purchase separate anti-spyware licenses. As part of a layered defense, the CSG appliances complement customers’ existing security products, thereby preserving and enhancing their past security investments. Four CSG models are available for networks ranging from a hundred nodes to thousands of nodes and are priced from $2,395 to $23,995.

About CP Secure, Inc.

Founded by gateway anti-virus pioneers, CP Secure, Inc. is a leading innovator of real-time anti-malware solutions for enterprise-class organizations. For more information about the company, visit http://www.cpsecure.com

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