September 10, 2009 10:18 ET

eEye Earns Virus Bulletin 100 Award for Virus Scanning Speed and Detection Capabilities

Blink Professional Endpoint Protection Passes Extensive, Impartial Testing for Second Straight Year

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - eEye Digital Security, a provider of integrated security and vulnerability management solutions, announced today that Blink Professional Endpoint Protection was once again selected to the Virus Bulletin 100 (VB100) list. The recognition marks the second consecutive year that Blink Professional has earned VB100 status from the Virus Bulletin, which is a leading authority on virus and malware protection.

To compile the VB100, the publication conducts independent comparative testing of anti-virus products widely recognized within the industry. The tests focus on virus detection rates and scanning speeds, as well as how products fare when scanning a set of files known to be clean.

To receive VB100 status, products must demonstrate the ability to detect all in-the-wild viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning. Products must generate zero false positives when scanning a set of clean files. The latest VB100 tested 35 anti-virus products on systems running Windows Vista Business Edition.

"Because Virus Bulletin offers expert and impartial advice about anti-virus security, the recognition of Blink Professional on the VB100 further substantiates the leading role our software plays within our customers' critical infrastructures," said eEye CEO Kamal Arafeh. "The VB100 tests are widely recognized within the security industry and are particularly relevant because of their focus on in-the-wild detection, which includes active viruses causing real-world virus incidents in more than just one or two isolated places."

About Blink Professional

A single, lightweight client that replaces multiple security agents, Blink 4.0 Professional Endpoint Protection delivers integrated multi-layered endpoint protection. The software protects against known exploits, zero-day attacks and other attack vectors by featuring these capabilities:

--  Firewall Protection -- for allowing or denying traffic based on a set
    of predetermined rules
--  Virus and Spyware Protection -- for complete signature and heuristics-
    based attack protection
--  Intrusion Prevention -- for cases where a vendor has not yet created
    signatures or patches to protect against vulnerabilities in their operating
    system or application
--  System Protection -- for control over which applications are allowed
    to function by authorizing or denying program file execution
--  The REM Security Management Console -- event and state analysis
    capabilities along with security and compliance reporting
--  Active X Protection -- for blocking threats at the lowest common
    denominator attack vector.

A personal edition of Blink is available as a free download. For more information on Blink Professional Endpoint Protection and other eEye threat management products, visit

About eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security is the global leader in a new class of security solutions: comprehensive vulnerability management and zero-day endpoint security protection. eEye enables secure computing through world-renowned research and innovative technology, supplying the world's largest businesses with an integrated and research-driven vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, and client security solution. eEye's research team is consistently the first to identify new threats in the wild and our products leverage that research to deliver the insights and tools necessary to protect our customer's operating environments.

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