SOURCE: St. Bernard

July 09, 2007 06:00 ET

Aqua Finance Eliminates Adware While Preserving a Profitable Work Ethic With St. Bernard's iPrism

Dedicated Web-Filtering Appliance Eliminates Internet-Based Threats and Helps Maintain Productive Work Environment

SAN DIEGO, CA and WAUSAU, WI--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a global provider of security appliances and hosted solutions, including secure content management, archiving and collaboration, today announced that Aqua Finance, Inc. has deployed iPrism, St. Bernard's Internet-filtering appliance. The water treatment financing and account-servicing firm chose iPrism to increase worker productivity and prevent malware, spyware and adware from infecting corporate computers.

Prior to implementing iPrism, the IT department spent up to four hours per week managing these security issues. Through its use of the appliance, Aqua Finance has removed nearly all of the potentially hazardous pop-ups and viruses that previously plagued approximately 20 percent of computers on the network. The company now experiences faster computer processing, and the IT team is able to focus on business continuity while operating more proactively.

Aqua Finance's employees are also more focused and productive thanks to iGuard, the 100% human-reviewed URL database that powers iPrism. The appliance is automatically updated to ensure all inappropriate Web sites are being filtered accordingly. The detailed reporting and real-time monitoring features offered by iPrism further assist the management team with overseeing employees and the network. For example, iPrism's robust, drill-down reports are a significant value-add to Aqua Finance, as they quickly illustrate what sites have been visited, as well as which online outlets have been blocked. This provides management with the confidence of knowing that the Internet is being utilized constructively within the work environment.

"We wanted to ensure that our work environment supports productivity goals while reducing the risk of corruption to our computers," said Brett Yirkovsky, network technical analyst and telecom administrator. "Our workers were previously overwhelmed with continuous pop-ups, among other forms of malware, spyware and adware. iPrism prevents these programs from slowing down or infecting employee desktops. Most importantly, iPrism prevents access to inappropriate Web sites, and provides us with the visibility we need to investigate specific workstations or network issues."

"Organizations like Aqua Finance need to make sure employees are maximizing their time at work, as the potential financial loss due to unproductive workers heavily impacts their bottom lines," said Vince Rossi, president and CEO at St. Bernard. "iPrism is tailored to enable SMBs to affordably and efficiently manage their workforces, maintaining healthy networks without placing a heavy burden on limited IT staff and resources."

St. Bernard's iPrism is a self-contained, dedicated Internet-filtering appliance that is simple for organizations to install, configure and manage. It provides protection from online threats in HTTP, IM and P2P traffic including spyware, malware and phishing, as well as prevents employee Internet abuse by managing Web access. Further information on iPrism can be found at:

About St. Bernard

St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW) is a global provider of security appliances and hosted solutions, including secure content management, archiving and collaboration. The company's award-winning products deliver innovative security solutions that offer the best combination of ease-of-use, performance and value.

Established in 1995 with headquarters in San Diego, CA and international offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands, St. Bernard sells and supports its products directly and through solution partners worldwide. For more information, please visit

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