SOURCE: Secure Computing

November 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Secure Computing Offers Webcast on the State of Web 2.0 Security Featuring Independent Research Firm

Webinar Will Explore Why Organizations Believe They're Protected, Yet Continue to Lose the Battle Against Evolving Malware and Rising Business Costs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced it will offer a Webcast featuring Forrester Research on the topic of Web 2.0. The Webcast, titled "Straight Talk on Security: Is Your Organization Prepared for Web 2.0 Security Threats?" will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. EST. Those interested in attending can register at http://www.securecomputing.com/forresterwebcast.html.

The educational Webinar will feature Chenxi Wang, Ph.D., principal analyst with Forrester Research. Wang will be joined by Grant Murphy, director of Web Gateway Security at Secure Computing, to discuss best practices and approaches to protect the enterprise against today's dangerous Web gateway security threats. Topics covered in the Webcast will include:

--  What new and emerging threats could impact organizations
--  Why companies are falling short in their attempts to ensure protection
--  How security processes, architectures and philosophies must stay ahead
    of the evolving threat landscape
--  What best practices companies should adopt to protect assets and
    customer information
--  What the essential components are for an effective Web gateway
    security solution
--  Actual customer case studies and examples
    

"As more and more users adopt Web 2.0 technologies in the enterprise, the risk of new vulnerabilities and sophisticated techniques for compromising corporate networks and data dramatically increases," said Atri Chatterjee, senior vice president at Secure Computing. "Our research confirms that most organizations aren't adequately protected, lack sufficient training on the technologies and spend significant amounts of money recovering from attacks. This Webinar is aimed at helping organizations understand the evolving threat landscape and implement sound security strategies to proactively protect themselves."

Secure Computing S.W.A.T. Initiative

In October, Forrester Consulting conducted a commissioned study on behalf of Secure Computing that focused on determining how companies are responding to employee Web and messaging use. Using the results from that study, combined with global threat data from its industry-leading reputation system TrustedSource™, Secure Computing introduced its SWAT Initiative. The Secure Web 2.0 Anti-Threat Initiative leverages the company's security expertise and ongoing research to help businesses implement a proactive security architecture that can protect their environments as existing Web and messaging threats increase and new threats arise. Research, resource and solution information related to SWAT can be found on the SWAT Website at www.securecomputing.com/swat.

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 http://www.securecomputing.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated Secure Computing SWAT initiative, and the expected benefits of such initiative and use of Secure Computing's security solutions, 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 delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions 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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