SOURCE: Metavize

August 29, 2005 09:00 ET

Metavize EdgeGuard Blocks Incoming -- and Outgoing -- Spam for Summer Hill

Discovers Commandeered Server on Customer's Network

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 29, 2005 -- Metavize, Inc., an emerging leader in next generation integrated gateway security for small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced Summer Hill, an exclusive furniture and fabric design and manufacturing company, as another satisfied customer.

Immediately after installing the EdgeGuard Gateway Security Platform on their network, Summer Hill noticed that network traffic filtering increased dramatically. Once EdgeReport produced a consolidated threat report, they discovered one of their servers had been hacked and was being used to send 100's of thousands of spam e-mails per hour.

"Metavize quickly helped us discover a serious network intrusion, avoid legal liability and protect our reputation from the nuisance perpetrated against the Internet public," said Craig Brown, Controller at Summer Hill. "All this, on top of improving network performance and allowing us to avoid the purchase of additional costly server capacity...needless to say, Summer Hill believes its investment in an EdgeGuard appliance has already paid for itself!"

"The nature of Internet-borne attacks makes it difficult to predict, understand, and quantify the risk of an attack and its possible consequences without the help of a best-in-class security application," said Brian R. Dunn, CEO of Metavize. "Metavize has taken the solution a step further by developing a patented software architecture that allows customers like Summer Hill to upgrade their systems with new applications to counter emerging threats without having to buy an expensive new appliance."

About Metavize EdgeGuard

The EdgeGuard Gateway Security Platform is an all-in-one network security appliance for small- and medium-sized businesses. EdgeGuard can be dropped in behind or in place of an existing firewall and easily configured in minutes. A proprietary document-level processing technology and architecture allows integration of best-of-breed point solutions in a single box to protect the network against pervasive threats such as spyware, viruses and spam, and to filter out unwanted URLs and rogue protocols. Its unique design ensures that not only do these point solutions work together on a unified platform today, but new solutions can be quickly added to the platform in response to new security threats.

About Metavize

Founded in 2003, Metavize is an emerging leader in next generation integrated gateway security for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking powerful yet simple and easy-to-use security solutions for maintaining business operations and preventing loss of productivity. The EdgeGuard integrated Gateway Security Platform is the first truly expandable, real-time application-level security solution for the network. More information is available at

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