SOURCE: Secure Computing

September 15, 2008 16:57 ET

Secure Computing Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for E-Mail Security Boundaries 2008

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., a premier research and advisory firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundaries" report published on September 11, 2008 (written by: Peter Firstbrook and Arabella Hallawell).

This report evaluates 20 vendors. According to Gartner, "Leaders are performing well, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership positions in the market. Companies in this quadrant offer a comprehensive and proficient range of e-mail security functionality, and show evidence of superior vision and execution for current and anticipated customer requirements. Leaders typically have relatively high market share and/or strong revenue growth, own a good portion of their threat or content-filtering capabilities, and demonstrate positive customer feedback for anti-spam efficacy, and related service and support."

"We consider our positioning in the leaders quadrant by Gartner confirmation of Secure Computing's continued focus on developing innovative technologies to meet customer demand, as evidenced by the more than 2000 enterprises using our messaging security offerings today," said Atri Chatterjee, senior vice president at Secure Computing. "As we look back on last year we can say with confidence that we have successfully integrated Trusted Source and other CipherTrust technologies into the Secure Computing portfolio and have delivered a best-of-breed offering that has supported our leadership position in this market. Clearly, Secure Computing continues to innovate and execute on our long-term vision of providing industry-leading security on flexible and leading delivery platforms."

Secure Computing's Secure Mail (formerly known as IronMail®) is one of the most full-featured appliance solutions on the market, providing organizations with total email protection, eliminating over 99 percent of spam while protecting against zero-hour blended threats, and providing robust spam surge and Denial-of-Service (DOS) protection.

Secure Mail protects outbound email from data leaks with robust policy and compliance enforcement including flexible encryption options. Secure Mail empowers administrators with easy-to-use, yet highly configurable policy creation, management and reporting so administrators can cost effectively deliver email protection to meet business and compliance needs.

To request a copy of the Email Security Boundary Magic Quadrant report in its entirety, compliments of Secure Computing, please click here: http://www.securecomputing.com/magicquadrantemail2008-gartner.cfm

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. For example, there can be no assurance that demand for the company's products will continue at current or greater levels, or that the company will continue to grow revenues, or be profitable, or that the company will be able to motivate and retain key employees, staff current and future projects in a cost-effective manner, or effectively control its marketing, research, development and administrative costs. There are also risks that the company's pursuit of providing network security technology might not be successful, or that if successful, it will not materially enhance the company's financial performance; that changes in customer requirements and other general economic and political uncertainties and weaknesses in geographic regions of the world could impact the company's relationship with its customers, partners and alliances; and that delays in product development, competitive pressures or technical difficulties could impact timely delivery of next-generation products; and other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company specifically disclaims any responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements.

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