SOURCE: Wombat Security Technologies

Wombat Security Technologies

Wombat Security Technologies

January 31, 2011 14:00 ET

PhishPatrol, Wombat's Dedicated Anti-Phishing Email Filter, Now Available With FastNet's MailCleaner

ST-SULPICE, SWITZERLAND and PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - In its drive to make Wombat Security Technologies' solutions available to an ever wider number of companies, Wombat has partnered with Fastnet SA, a leading European provider of anti-spam and anti-virus filters. Under this partnership, Fastnet will offer its customers the option of enhancing its leading MailCleaner product with PhishPatrol, Wombat's dedicated anti-phishing filter.

"With hundreds of millions of phishing emails being sent each day, it is becoming critical for enterprises to have as comprehensive a filtering solution as possible. We conducted extensive tests to evaluate the performance of PhishPatrol and were impressed with the results," said Olivier Bourgeois, Fastnet's CEO.

"PhishPatrol is a unique anti-phishing filter designed to complement existing antispam and antivirus filters. Many email filters today rely primarily on manually maintained blacklists to catch phishing emails. Because these blacklists are often several hours behind, a number of phishing emails continue to slip through. In contrast, PhishPatrol was designed to catch many of the zero-hour attacks and spear phishing emails that would otherwise go undetected," said Dr. Norman Sadeh, Wombat's CEO.

This partnership between two leading providers enables Fastnet to offer its customers a "best of breed" solution and illustrates the company's commitment to keep up with the latest threats in an always changing environment. 

"Thanks to Fastnet's extensive network of distributors, this partnership gives us access to a large customer base and further validates our business model of developing partnerships with leading providers of antispam and antivirus filters," added Sadeh.
MailCleaner and the PhishPatrol add-on will be showcased by Fastnet at is booth at CeBIT in March of this year.

About FastNet SA
Launched in 1995, Fastnet SA is a leading provider of antivirus and antispam filters. Its MailCleaner product is widely used in sectors as diverse as education, the financial industry, ISPs and telecom, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and more. Beyond its direct sales channel, Fastnet has built an extensive network of 150 distributors. For more information about MailCleaner, visit

About Wombat Security Technologies
With its products now licensed for use by millions of users around the world, Wombat Security Technologies has established itself as a global leader in the fight against phishing. Wombat's line of anti-phishing products includes compelling and highly effective cyber security training and awareness products as well as a unique anti-phishing email filter that has been shown to catch many phishing emails that would otherwise go undetected by other filters. For more information about Wombat Security Technologies, visit

Contact Information

  • Fastnet Contact:
    MailCleaner - Fastnet SA
    Tel: +41 21 695 2020
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    Wombat Security Technologies Press Contact:
    Ralph Massaro
    Tel: +1-412-621-1484
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