SOURCE: Secure Computing

June 23, 2008 08:00 ET

Secure Computing's Secure Web Wins Top Honors in Comparative Anti-Malware Study

Test Shows Secure Web Provides Superior Preemptive Detection With Best Response Time

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced that in an independent test Secure Computing's Secure Web (formerly Webwasher®) Anti-Malware engine again ranked first place, achieving a near-perfect overall score and surpassing all other leading vendors. Secure Computing's Secure Web detected 97 percent of the samples with the best response time, scoring higher than all 27 other solutions tested.

The research, conducted by independent AV Test Labs ( and published in June 2008, tested and scored vendors on proactive detection and response time for the samples that made it onto the Wildlist in the first quarter of this year. This is the seventh consecutive time that Secure Web has achieved a top position in an AV Test Labs study, which demonstrates that while threats continue to change and evolve, Secure Computing has been consistent in its unsurpassed protection methods.

"Proactive detection is a much-discussed topic today, but the reality is that even for the reduced set of malware that makes it to the Wildlist, the response time of most antivirus solutions is in the range of hours or even days," said Andreas Marx, managing director for AV Test Labs. "AV Test Labs continuously monitors the threat detection capabilities of leading vendors in the market, and proactive protection is a must for responsible enterprises."

"AV Test Labs in Germany is one of the most credible and discerning testing houses in the industry, and to again achieve such a near-perfect score validates our commitment to providing best-of-breed gateway security solutions," said Ken Rutsky, vice president of Product Marketing, Secure Computing. "Today's evolving and morphing threats require accurate and real-time protection, and Secure Computing's Secure Web has once again proven to be the best for protecting against new emerging threats."

Secure Computing's Secure Web is the industry's first and only reputation-based Web gateway security solution that protects enterprises from spyware, phishing, malware, data leakage and Internet misuse, while ensuring policy enforcement, regulatory compliance and a productive application environment. Secure Web employs the most sophisticated behavioral- and signature-based techniques for stopping malware, as well as patented content analysis software for stopping data leakage. The solution takes a new and radically different approach to Internet Security, employing Secure Computing's global reputation-based system and methodology, TrustedSource™. This assigns a reputation to message senders and Web URLs, domains and IP addresses in real-time, providing highly proactive, immediate protection.

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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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