SOURCE: Secure Computing

December 18, 2007 08:00 ET

Secure Computing Achieves OPSEC Certification From Check Point

Secure Computing TrustedSource Technology Certified to Enable Check Point Customers to Drop Malicious Emails at the Gateway Resulting in Enhanced Security, Spam Mitigation, and Bandwidth Saving

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced that it has achieved Check Point OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) certification, seamlessly interfacing its industry-leading global reputation system, Trusted Source™, with the market-leading Check Point VPN-1 Power gateway.

"Customers can now take full advantage of Secure Computing's industry-leading global reputation intelligence by simply interfacing the TrustedSource module with Check Point," said Atri Chatterjee, senior vice president at Secure Computing. "The powerful combination of TrustedSource and VPN-1 yields significant benefits such as easy installation, policy management and overall security."

TrustedSource is the world's leading source for intelligence and evaluates the reputation of Web entities and communications in real time, based on behavior. Like a credit agency provides credit scores to enable reliable commerce, TrustedSource provides reputation scores for IPs, domains and URLs. Using this real-time scoring via the TrustedSource module, Check Point VPN-1 Power can allow organizations to drop connections from malicious sources in order to prevent security threats such as spam and phishing, reclaim bandwidth and reduce server processing.

Check Point VPN-1 Power gateway provides comprehensive, accelerated security and remote connectivity for enterprise network environments. When interfaced with VPN-1 Power, the new TrustedSource module enables customers to eliminate 90 percent of incoming spam and malicious email right at the gateway, providing enhanced security and bandwidth savings.

"Enterprises today desire interoperability to leverage multiple solutions in their IT infrastructure," said Bob Egner, vice president of product management for Check Point. "OPSEC Certification of Secure Computing's TrustedSource module for Check Point VPN-1 Power ensures that our joint customers can benefit from a powerful combination of technologies to defend against the myriad of threats they face each day."

About TrustedSource

Secure Computing TrustedSource is a global threat correlation engine and intelligence base of global messaging and communication behavior, including reputation, volume and trends, including email, Web traffic and malware. Having evolved to become a worldwide communications security resource, TrustedSource reputation and global Internet communications behavior intelligence is incorporated into products across Secure Computing's appliance and service suite, as well as into appliances and services of other companies and organizations. The additional knowledge provided by TrustedSource data enables appliances and services to more accurately filter communications and protect electronic communications and transactions between people, companies and countries.

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 20,000 global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see

About Check Point's OPSEC®

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry's open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point's Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the free Web service that provides users with a behavior-based view of the messaging and Web reputation of their domains and networks, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are technical difficulties, delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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