SOURCE: Secure Computing

March 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Secure Computing Delivers New Generation of Email Security Appliances With up to 700% Price Performance Improvement

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced a new version of its market-leading on-premise email security solution, Secure Mail (formerly known as IronMail®). This new version is capable of processing more than 7 million unique messages per day on a single appliance, resulting in a price performance improvement of up to 700 percent.

Secure Computing's Secure Mail solution is an integrated messaging security solution focused on protecting mail environments, enforcing critical mail flow and compliance-related policies, and encrypting sensitive email materials. Enhancements to Secure Mail ensure effective handling of the large targeted mail surges typical of today's Web 2.0 threat environment. Customers benefit from deployment flexibility and receive a cost effective, single platform solution that delivers both inbound and outbound email security.

Secure Mail leverages its industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource™. Like a credit agency provides credit scores to enable reliable commerce, TrustedSource is the only reputation system to provide real-time multi-dimensional reputation scores for URLs, domains, images, messages and IP addresses.

Combining TrustedSource with several advanced spam filtering technologies deployed within the solution allows Secure Mail to routinely block more than 99 percent of malicious spam email traffic while maintaining a false positive rate of less than one in one million. The new version of Secure Mail provides enhanced threat visibility and reporting that gives IT managers a clearer picture of attacks and defense effectiveness. Since Secure Mail with TrustedSource rejects up to 85 percent of incoming messages before they are received, archiving requirements are reduced by this same percentage. In addition, Secure Computing has dramatically streamlined the installation and configuration of its Secure Mail appliances.

"Secure Mail has always been known as the most feature-rich and complete email security solution on the market," said Curtis Ide, vice president and general manager of Messaging Security for Secure Computing. "With this release, Secure Mail now also delivers our customers with levels of price performance, ease of deployment and threat visibility that are simply unmatched."

Secure Computing now offers new and improved hardware warranty options. Three year, next-business-day repair or replacement warranties are now included with the purchase of all appliances. Options are available for four hour service and five year extension warranties. These new models and warranties are now standard across all three of Secure Computing appliance offerings: Secure Mail, Secure Web (formerly Webwasher®) and Secure Firewall (formerly Sidewinder®).

Secure Computing's solutions have earned several prestigious industry awards and have been recognized for excellence in their respective security areas. For more information about these various accolades, please visit http://www.securecomputing.com/index.cfm?skey=93.

About Secure Computing Corporation

Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 22,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's Secure Mail and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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