SOURCE: Sunbelt Software

June 23, 2008 10:00 ET

Clearswift Partners With Sunbelt Software to Offer Top Class Anti-Spyware Solution

Award-Winning Anti-Spyware Engine Added to MIMEsweeper™ Web Appliance to Extend End-User Benefits

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Clearswift today announced a new partnership with Sunbelt Software to further enhance its powerful MIMEsweeper Web Appliance, the most sophisticated web browsing security engine on the market today. Sunbelt Software's award-winning CounterSpy technology has been integrated within the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance to provide superior anti-spyware security and detection.

As one of the layered security defences within the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance, CounterSpy's highly-tuned gateway anti-spyware solution is specifically designed to stop all known and suspected spyware before it penetrates a network and infects users' machines. CounterSpy works in concert with Clearswift's URL filter, anti-virus/malware and Web 2.0 content filtering engine to ensure maximum protection.

"Our number one priority is to ensure our customers benefit from best-of-breed technology and superior protection. With Sunbelt's CounterSpy solution we are giving our customers access to a mature and far-reaching anti-spyware solution," said George Anderson, Product Marketing Manager at Clearswift.

"Sunbelt has an excellent reputation in the market and we are delighted to be joining up with a leader in its field," he added.

Sunbelt Software's threat intelligence systems, ThreatNet™ and Threat Track™, continuously collect and analyse data on malware including spyware. New spyware files and sites are checked for false positives before updating them to the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance's spyware signature database and its malicious URL and IP address data.

This continual monitoring ensures spyware and the websites intentionally or inadvertently delivering malware are identified with a high degree of accuracy.

"The partnership with Clearswift seemed a natural step for both companies since the combination of the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance and our CounterSpy engine brings clear benefits to the end user," commented Chad Loeven, vice president of business development at Sunbelt Software. "With our technologies working hand in hand, I can comfortably say that you will not find a more comprehensive web security solution on the market today."

The significant security benefits of combining Sunbelt Software's anti-spyware with Clearswift's MIMEsweeper technology include:

--  "Call home" detection - Spyware already present on users' machines is
    blocked from contacting its 'home' server and disclosing information as
    well as being reported and administrators alerted at regular intervals
--  Minimal False Positive Rates - The Sunbelt Software engine accurately
    distinguishes spyware items from non-malicious traffic, producing detailed
    and reliable scan results for all inbound and outbound traffic
--  High Blocking Rates - Continuous and automatic definition/signature
    updates ensure comprehensive detection and reporting for removal of
    threats, while also stopping users going to known spyware sites
--  Tracking cookies stripping - Using Sunbelt's anti-spyware signatures
    and MIMEsweeper's file inspection capabilities tracking cookies are
    stripped before they can reach a user's machine
--  Day-Zero spyware detection - As the anti-spyware is integrated within
    our MIMEsweeper Content Filtering technology the additional data provided
    also adds an important layer of 'Day - Zero' anti-spyware defense

The MIMEsweeper Web Appliance covers all threats in just one box, meaning that IT staff will not lose valuable time managing multiple systems. It features Clearswift's award-winning, intuitive GUI, which eases day-to-day management. Further benefits that lower the administration burden on IT administrators include granular policy management, powerful reporting functions and policy wizards, and a 30-minute installation.

About Clearswift

Clearswift helps organizations of all sizes conduct business safely over the Internet.

Our policy-based content filtering and security solutions block bad content such as spam, viruses, malware, spyware and pornography; protect sensitive information by preventing leaks; and prevent time-wasting and abuse by controlling inappropriate use of the Web and social media while eliminating exposure to offensive content.

Clearswift makes it easy to deploy, manage and maintain no-compromise e-mail and Web security across all gateways and in all directions. And our EAL4 accredited military and government solutions protect some of the world's most security-sensitive organizations.

Our technology reflects twenty years of experience across more than 17,000 organizations with a pedigree based upon granular policy management; easy administration; and the ability to combine best-of-breed security tools into powerful, no-compromise defenses.

Clearswift customers use the Internet with confidence.

About Sunbelt Software

Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security and management software with product solutions in the areas of antispam and antivirus, antispyware, and vulnerability assessment.

Leading products include the CounterSpy product line, Ninja Email Security, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver, and endpoint firewall technologies. The company is part of Sunbelt International Group, based in Paris, France. For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company's website at:

Contact Information

  • For further details, please contact:

    Ellie Shaddick/Frances Herman-Squance
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 592 1200
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    Isabelle Duarte
    Director of Communications
    Tel: +44 (0)118 903 8302
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    Kristin Miller
    S&S Public Relations for Sunbelt Software
    Tel: 719-634-8292
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    Laurie Murrell
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Sunbelt Software
    Tel: 727-562-0101
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