August 23, 2005 09:48 ET

Dynamic Intelligence and Application Layer Security from BorderWare Protect Customers from Latest Zotob Attack

TORONTO, & LONDON--(CCNMatthews - Aug 23, 2005) -

BorderWare Technologies Inc., the leading provider of messaging security solutions, today announced that its SteelGate Firewall and MXtreme Mail Firewall appliances were successful in stopping and preventing the spread of the Zotob worm, a rapidly spreading virus that began proliferating last week exploiting a new vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows operating system.

BorderWare's email and perimeter security appliances stop zombie-driven attacks from entering an organization at the perimeter and stopped the Zotob worm before customers were impacted. This is due to a multi-layered anti-virus and anti-threat architecture built into both the SteelGate and MXtreme products. By offering customers multiple layers of defense at the perimeter and the application-layer, BorderWare customers benefit from not only a secure network firewall, but also the added protection of application-level security.

MXtreme incorporates a multi-layered anti-virus solution that includes virus outbreak recognition, strong attachment control defaults and malformed message detection. MXtreme's default attachment control settings prevented the Zotob virus from being delivered to unsuspecting customers by blocking the attachment as potentially malicious. This prevented the infection and subsequent spread of the virus. Further, MXtreme's Kaspersky anti-virus option was also able to successfully detect the threat through a timely released pattern update so that customers had comprehensive protection against the Zotob worm.

"Attacks like the Zotob worm will continue and with the convergence of voice, video and data they will become increasingly complex and difficult to stop," said Tim Leisman, CEO, BorderWare. "BorderWare is the only security provider that can secure enterprises from these attacks by offering comprehensive messaging security solutions whether the attack vector is web, email or SIP-based. The Zotob worm is a painful reminder that organizations need more than just a network firewall for proper, proactive, messaging security."

About BorderWare

BorderWare Technologies makes Internet communications safe. The company's perimeter and "application-specific" firewalls for email and SIP enable customers to mitigate the risks and threats associated with Internet communications. Founded in 1994, BorderWare has developed partnerships and affiliations with some of the industry's most prominent companies including Marconi, 3Com Corp., Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, Kaspersky Labs, Research In Motion (RIM), RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and Symantec. More than 7,500 customers in 65 countries have selected BorderWare's solutions for their superior security, scalability, business continuity and lower total cost of ownership. For more information visit or call 1-877-814-7900.

(c) 2005 BorderWare Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved. BorderWare MXtreme and SteelGate are trademarks of BorderWare Technologies Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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