SOURCE: Secure Computing

September 09, 2008 09:00 ET

Secure Computing Readies Customers for Spam Surge With 99 Percent Guarantee

Secure Mail Is the First Market Leading Solution to Be Backed by a Spam Detection Guarantee as the Autumn Spam Surge Looms Ahead

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced the industry's leading spam detection guarantee, designed to provide US-based customers with the most comprehensive protection during the year's highest spamming season. Backed by a 99 percent Spam Detection Accuracy Guarantee, Secure Mail will provide customers with the spam protection they need as they enter the well-documented and historically proven fall spam surge.

Last fall, Secure Computing Research found that spam volume increased 90 percent, to more than 120 billion spam messages daily. That's about 20 spam messages per day for every person on the planet. Secure Computing measurements have shown that enterprise users get anywhere from 100 to 1,000 spam messages per day during this time of the year and that spam has become less focused on selling product, and more focused on growing spam networks. With the pending spam surge on the horizon, Secure Computing has stepped up to the plate with the Spam Detection Guarantee, providing customers with peace of mind and best-of-breed protection.

With this guarantee, customer spam detection accuracy will remain at 99 percent or better and customers will benefit from a clean inbox where all of the bad mail is blocked, and all of the good mail is delivered. In the unlikely case that spam detection accuracy remains below the 99 percent mark after a customer-requested accuracy analysis, Secure Computing will give customers one month of free service.

"Secure Mail is highly effective in stopping spam and allowing legitimate mail to get through," said Brian Segal, network analyst for Erie Insurance Group. "We are excited, but not surprised that Secure Computing can guarantee these levels of detection. The guarantee demonstrates that Secure is committed to staying one step ahead of the spammers. This is great for our users and our organization."

"Secure Mail is recognized as a leading solution in providing both inbound and outbound mail security," said Sara Radicati, President and CEO, The Radicati Group. "This 99 percent guarantee is a significant offering from a market leader, and is important for customers by allowing them to stay one step ahead of spammers and deal effectively with potential new threats."

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.

"Email is mission-critical in today's business world, and no company can afford to have the wrong email security solution in place. With spam volumes surging, customers simply can't accept the 90-95 percent detection rates that they did in the past. Secure Mail ensures that our customer networks are safe from email-borne threats," said Atri Chatterjee, senior vice president of marketing for Secure Computing. "With this industry-leading guarantee, we are putting our reputation and resources behind our performance, assuring customers that spam detection accuracy will remain at 99 percent or better."

For more information on the Spam Detection Accuracy Guarantee, please visit: http://www.antispamguarantee.com/

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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