SOURCE: Secure Computing Corporation

March 28, 2008 09:00 ET

Secure Computing Files Motion to Set Aside Previous Infringement Verdict

Secure Computing to Oppose Finjan's Request for an Injunction

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security provider, today announced that its Webwasher products will continue to be available to protect against Web-borne threats. Secure Computing filed a motion in the District Court in Delaware on March 26th to set aside the jury verdict of infringement and to enter judgment that Finjan's patents are invalid and are not infringed by any Secure Computing product. Secure Computing will oppose Finjan's request for an injunction.

"We do not believe that we infringe any of Finjan's patents, and we believe Finjan's patents are invalid," said Mike Gallagher, Secure Computing's senior vice president, product development and support. "We will oppose all efforts by Finjan to limit the availability of Webwasher, a product that we believe provides superior protection against Web-borne threats. We hope and expect the courts will reject Finjan's request for an injunction to limit the availability of a small set of functions in Webwasher while they consider the validity of Finjan's patents. But we do have plans in place to address the specific functions that Finjan has targeted that will allow us to continue to sell and support Webwasher in any event."

Secure Computing previously announced on March 13, 2008 that Secure Computing does not believe that it infringes upon Finjan's patents in any way, and the Company further believes that Finjan's patents are invalid. Webwasher's proactive scanning technology accused of infringement by Finjan uses heuristic rules to categorize the behavior of executable code. The use of heuristics in general to analyze code was known and in use prior to the filing of any of Finjan's patents. The specific complex heuristics in the proactive scanning module were developed by Webwasher and are the product of Webwasher's original research. Secure Computing has requested that the trial court set aside the jury verdict and, if necessary, the Company intends to appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Secure Computing's separate patent infringement suit against Finjan's load balancing technology remains pending in the District Court for the Federal District of Delaware.

"The District Court Judge in Delaware has not had any opportunity yet to rule on the validity of Finjan's patents, an opportunity the Court will now have based on the motion we have filed today," said Mary Budge, senior vice president, secretary and general counsel, Secure Computing. "We firmly believe that we have substantial grounds for relief in the trial court, and if necessary, for appeal, and we intend to proceed with the suit against Finjan on our load balancing patent. We are extremely motivated to challenge this result and we plan to take all the necessary steps to over-turn it."

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and any potential outcome or result of 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 the likelihood of success at the trial court and at the appellate level, 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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