SOURCE: Secure Computing

January 08, 2008 09:00 ET

Secure Computing's Webwasher Anti-Malware Engine Beats Leading Vendors to Win Top Honors in Comparative Review

Webwasher Employs Proven Technology to Provide Superior Detection in a Rapidly Evolving Threat Environment

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced that in an independent test Secure Computing's Webwasher® Anti-Malware engine ranked first place, surpassing all of the leading vendors and scoring higher than 26 other companies as the top product for detecting malware. The research, conducted by independent AV Test Labs ( and published in November, mirrored the true magnitude of malware threats and illustrated the varying degrees of effectiveness of anti-malware products in detecting these threats. This is the fourth time this year that Secure Computing's Webwasher has achieved a top position in an AV Test Labs round-up review. Even though threats continue to change and evolve, Secure Computing has been consistent in its unsurpassed protection methods.

The test bombarded each solution with over one million different malicious files from the past 6 months and evaluated malware detection capabilities performed on Windows XP. With a combination of Trojans, backdoors, and bots (zombies) to detect, Secure Computing's Webwasher technology emerged as the clear winner, detecting 99.45 percent of the malicious files.

These lab results demonstrate the superior ability of Webwasher to effectively secure users in a hazardous threat landscape. Webwasher is the industry's first and only reputation-based Web gateway security solution that protects enterprises from spyware, phishing, malware, data leakage, and Internet misuse, while ensuring policy enforcement, regulatory compliance, and a productive application environment. The solution takes a new and radically different approach to Internet Security, employing Secure Computing's global reputation-based system and methodology, TrustedSource™, which assigns a reputation to message senders and Web URLs, domains and IP addresses in real-time. The result is highly proactive, providing "sub-zero-day" protection.

"Sophisticated targeted attacks aimed at monetary gain, have become a common occurrence in today's world," stated Andreas Marx, managing director for AV Test Lab. "Proactive protection based on behavioral analysis is a requirement for responsible enterprises."

"Receiving a top score from AV Test Labs, the most credible security testing lab in the world, validates our pioneering, reputation-based approach," said Ken Rutsky, vice president of Product Marketing, Secure Computing. "It is clear that with over one million threat samples seen in the wild over the last six months, users need to administer the most reliable and effective security solution on the market. Secure Computing's Webwasher has once again out-performed competitive solutions."

Additional information about the test labs can be found here:

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the AV Test Lab results of Webwasher and the expected benefits of such results, 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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