SOURCE: Sunbelt Software

April 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Sunbelt Software Announces Technology Partnership With OPSWAT

CounterSpy Threat Detection and Remediation Technology Supported for Endpoint Validation and Assessment

CLEARWATER, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced a partnership, whereby Sunbelt will provide OPSWAT with CounterSpy antispyware APIs and related R&D support for OPSWAT's Endpoint Security Integration SDK.

The partnership will enable OPSWAT to extensively support Sunbelt's award-winning CounterSpy threat detection and remediation technology in OPSWAT's Endpoint Security Integration SDK (OESIS™). OESIS is a complete software kit for developing products that detect, assess, manage and remediate multiple endpoint security applications. Using a simple object-oriented interface, OESIS provides a comprehensive API for controlling, managing, and checking the behavior of hundreds of antivirus, antispyware, personal firewall, antiphishing, hard disk encryption and peripheral device protection applications from over 50 vendors. OESIS customers include leading SSL VPN and Network Access Control vendors such as Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, f5 Networks, Lockdown Networks and Aventail.

"We looked extensively at the best options for Sunbelt to achieve integration and support with the major NAC and SSL VPN vendors, and OPSWAT was the best choice by far," said Chad Loeven, vice-president of business development for Sunbelt Software. "By ensuring seamless integration between the CounterSpy family of desktop agents, other endpoint security technologies and OESIS; we are able to deliver an integrated security solution to our customers. Sunbelt Software CounterSpy customers using OESIS-enabled NACs or SSL VPNs will now have seamless, integrated control and visibility from the gateway to the desktop."

"Being a Sunbelt Software partner enables OESIS support for key properties and operations of CounterSpy desktop agents," said Tom Mullen, Director of Business Development at OPSWAT. "Because of this partnership, our customers' products will have enhanced capability to support end-user organizations standardized on CounterSpy applications."


Founded in 2002, OPSWAT is the world leader in integration tools and data services that power solutions managing security features of endpoint applications. OPSWAT tools and services support a broad range of applications -- from traditional security products such as antivirus, antispyware, personal firewalls and hard disk encryption applications to more conventional products such as browsers, IM and P2P applications with security-related features. OPSWAT is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with an additional office in Herzliya, Israel.

About Sunbelt Software

Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security software with product solutions in the areas of antispam and antivirus, antispyware, and vulnerability assessment. Leading products include the CounterSpy product line, Sunbelt Messaging Ninja and endpoint firewall technologies. The company is part of Sunbelt International Group, based in Paris, France.

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