SOURCE: St. Bernard

May 16, 2007 06:00 ET

St. Bernard Keeps Guernsey County Malware Free

Government Agency Relies on iPrism® to Manage Internet Access and Keep Its Network Running Smoothly

SAN DIEGO, CA and CAMBRIDGE, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 -- St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW), a global provider of security and hosted office solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced Guernsey County's government offices successfully deployed its iPrism Internet-filtering appliance to keep the network malware-free. The product also monitors and manages employee Web access for Guernsey County's staff of over 150 elected officials across 22 locations in a variety of public service departments, including adult probation, children's services and emergency management.

Since iPrism's installation, Guernsey County has been able to remove the majority of the malware that was previously plaguing its network. The organization has noticed a 99% absence of malware, as well as a 40% increase in network productivity thanks to iPrism's blocking of high-bandwidth sites. Guernsey County also enjoys the flexibility that iPrism offers, particularly with its block / unblock feature. The juvenile probation department often needs to access MySpace, among other social-networking sites, to address online gang activity and threats. With iPrism, the IT manager can allow access to these sites for specific periods of time with proper approval, providing workers with the access they need while ensuring they are kept on task with specific time allotments.

Before iPrism, the IT director's day was consumed with helping officials that inadvertently downloaded spyware that locked up their computers. Not only were end-users vulnerable to Internet-based threats, but Guernsey County's network suffered a severe drain on bandwidth, in addition to approximately 60,000 daily spoof attacks on the firewall. With a one-man IT department, Guernsey County needed a solution that was easy to implement and maintain in order to free up his time for more pertinent district-wide projects.

"I had to put a lot of my tasks on the back burner as 30% of my day was spent repairing damaged PCs due to the plethora of spyware / adware programs being installed on our computers," said Mark Broom, IT director at Guernsey County. "By deploying St. Bernard's iPrism, I now have the time to focus on projects and tasks that I was previously sidetracked from."

"Government entities like Guernsey County can't afford to have officials accessing inappropriate sites, nor do they have the time or resources to keep up with the rapid pace of viruses entering their network," said Vince Rossi, president and CEO at St. Bernard. "iPrism provides a robust, powerful Web-filtering service at an affordable price point. Additionally, with its automatic URL database updates, it frees up a limited IT staff from ongoing maintenance so they can focus on more pressing issues at hand."

iPrism is a dedicated appliance that does not require any additional hardware or software, and is easy to install, configure and administer. Its proprietary, kernel-level filtering protects against threats in HTTP, IM and P2P traffic, such as spyware, malware and phishing. Further information on St Bernard's iPrism can be found at http://www.stbernard.com/products/iprism/products_iprism.asp.

About St. Bernard

St. Bernard Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SBSW) is a global provider of comprehensive security and hosted office solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). St. Bernard also provides the SMB market with a broad range of flexible and integrated hosted solutions, including secure content management, messaging continuity and collaboration.

The company's award-winning products deliver innovative security solutions that offer the best combination of ease-of-use, performance and value. Established in 1995 with headquarters in San Diego, CA and international offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands, St. Bernard sells and supports its products directly and through solution partners worldwide. For more information, please visit www.stbernard.com.

©2007 St. Bernard Software Inc. All rights reserved. The St. Bernard Software logo, LivePrism, iPrism and Open File Manager are trademarks of St. Bernard Software Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are hereby acknowledged.

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