SOURCE: Secure Computing

September 15, 2008 17:03 ET

Secure Computing Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant

Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Cited as Key Criteria for Placement

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 Secure Web Gateway" report published on September, 11, 2008 (written by: Peter Firstbrook and Lawrence Orans). This report evaluates 21 vendors.

According to Gartner, "Leaders are high-momentum vendors (based on sales and 'mind share' growth) with emerging track records in Web gateway security, as well as vision and business investments that indicate they are well-positioned for the future. Leaders do not necessarily offer the best products for every customer project; however, they provide solutions that offer relatively lower risk."

"Secure Computing's track record of leadership in Web gateway security is due to our ability to deliver comprehensive and integrated, best-of-breed security and compliance in our appliances," said Atri Chatterjee, senior vice president for Secure Computing. "This is key to a successful overall solution that includes malware detection, Web filtering, and application control, while concurrently being able to meet the scalability, reliability and reporting demands of the largest enterprise customers."

According to the report, "a Secure Web Gateway (SWG) is a solution that filters unwanted software/malware from user-initiated Web/Internet traffic and enforces corporate and regulatory policy compliance. To achieve this goal, SWGs must, at a minimum, include Web filtering, malicious-code detection and filtering, and application controls for popular Web-based applications. Native or integrated Data Leak Prevention is also increasingly included."

Secure Computing offers a complete portfolio of Web gateway security appliances that address these issues and more. Secure Computing's Secure Web (formerly known as Webwasher®) is the industry's first and only reputation-based solution that protects enterprises against malware and spyware, phishing fraud and identity theft, data leakage, and Internet misuse. Simultaneously, it helps to ensure policy enforcement, regulatory compliance, and a productive application environment.

Secure Computing has set a standard for preemptive detection through the company's industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource™. Integrating this reputation scoring information with behavioral analysis and the millions of URLs in its award-winning database, Secure Computing gives organizations the most effective protection on the enterprise gateway against security threats.

Chatterjee continued, "We continue to execute and deliver on our Web gateway vision, providing customers with security, compliance and increased productivity. We are increasing our business investment and will continue to provide the most advanced preemptive technologies running flexibly across appliances, virtual appliances and hosted offerings, delivering customers with a high return on their investment."

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About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 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

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