SOURCE: Secure Computing

November 27, 2007 09:00 ET

Secure Computing Unveils the New; Comprehensive Internet Reputation System Incorporates Malware Detection, Website Categorization and Spam Traffic Intelligence

Free Reputation Service Helps Domain Owners Track the Level of Malicious Activity and Reputation of Their Domains and IP Addresses

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced a new and improved version of the portal. The world's leading source for intelligence evaluates the reputation of Web entities and communications in real time, based on behavior. Already the most comprehensive reputation system available, monitoring global messaging and communication content, attachments and images, URLs, domains and IPs, TrustedSource™ now also integrates Web traffic and malware data.

"Secure Computing's TrustedSource acts like a satellite advanced-warning system for the Internet that detects suspicious behavior patterns at their origins, and then instructs security devices to take corrective precautions or action," said Dr. Phyllis Schneck, vice president of research integration for Secure Computing. "TrustedSource pinpoints reputation by looking at behavior and specific factors such as traffic volumes, patterns and trends, and enabling it to rapidly identify deviations from the norm on a minute-by-minute basis."

Schneck continued: "The advanced ability to quickly correlate and analyze masses of data like this enables TrustedSource to provide great value for customers. It sets a new precedent in its ability to recognize and block troublesome or nefarious behavior. This is a critical solution for combating today's Web 2.0 zero-day threats, and managing risk vectors that no other products today can address."

New TrustedSource Features Include:

--  Integrated Web classification, malware information and messaging in
    one portal for enhanced reputation intelligence
--  An unbiased research-only blog for immediate insight and analysis into
    the latest threats identified by the Secure Computing research and anti-
    malware teams
--  A tool that identifies relationships between domains and organized
    crime groups providing additional correlation intelligence for
    administrators seeking to understand global cybercrime
--  A real-time count of mail volume providing dynamic and up-to-date
    information on spam trends around the world
--  For Secure Computing SmartFilter® users, an integrated ticketing
    system that allows them to provide feedback for Web categorization and
    other options

"With this release," said Schneck, " is uniquely combining many of Secure Computing's core technologies into a single portal, making it easy for users to protect against Internet threats before they are affected." She continued: "When Secure Computing originally launched TrustedSource it revolutionized the way organizations were able to protect their most critical infrastructure, systems and data. Now, the new and improved is building on that success to provide an even more intuitive and comprehensive reputation service."

"Today, with threat levels increasing dramatically and spikes overwhelming many defense systems, it is imperative to have a resource that leverages research worldwide in core security areas like reputation-based URL filtering, anti-spam and anti-malware," said Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research. "Secure Computing's breadth of data allows it to be extremely comprehensive and current and one of the best sources of reputation available today."


TrustedSource Portal data is powered by Secure Computing's TrustedSource global threat correlation engine. In addition to general ISP spam data, which is largely consumer centric, TrustedSource receives and analyzes billions of messages per month from Secure Computing's network of gateway appliances deployed globally. Like a virtual credit agency, TrustedSource assigns a reputation score and further classifies senders as good, bad or suspicious based on an in-depth analysis by processing more than a dozen behavior attributes to profile each sender. TrustedSource is the first and only reputation system to combine traffic data, whitelists, blacklists and network characteristics with the unparalleled strength of Secure Computing's global customer base. As opposed to other offerings that do not integrate reputation into the spam scoring, TrustedSource data provides the most accurate and effective spam blocking.

About Secure Computing

Secure Computing (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 20,000 global customers in 106 countries, 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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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the free Web service that provides users with a behavior-based view of the messaging and Web reputation of their domains and networks, 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 technical difficulties, delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, 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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