SOURCE: Sunbelt Software

September 16, 2008 10:00 ET

Sunbelt Software CEO to Keynote at Virus Bulletin 2008 Conference

Alex Eckelberry Brings Visionary Outlook, Discusses Current State of the Antivirus Industry

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced CEO Alex Eckelberry will be delivering the keynote address at the annual Virus Bulletin anti-malware conference, VB 2008 in Ottawa, Canada on October 1, 2008 at 11 AM. In his presentation "The AV industry: Quo Vadis?(1)," Eckelberry will discuss the current state of the antivirus industry from a business perspective.

In his keynote, Eckelberry will talk about the future of an industry currently dealing with varying levels of customer dissatisfaction and, in some cases, the sometimes misguided perception that new solutions -- not necessarily correct -- are needed to solve the increasing anti-malware problem. He will provide analysis of recent primary research, and provide examples as to how the industry can continue to evolve.

On September 24th, Mr. Eckelberry will also be a panelist at the upcoming Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The panel's subject will be "Malware: Beyond Botnets."

Virus Bulletin, regarded as the antivirus and anti-malware industry's most trusted source, held its first conference in 1991. Today Virus Bulletin's annual conference is the most prestigious information security event for antivirus technologies. VB2008 will be held at the Westin hotel in Ottawa, Canada October 1-3. For more information about VB2008, or to register to attend, visit

Note (1) - Quo vadis is a Latin phrase meaning "Where are you going?"

About Alex Eckelberry

Alex Eckelberry is the CEO of Sunbelt Software. He has over 20 years of experience in technology and related areas, having been with Aegis Development, Borland International, Quarterdeck Corporation and Ontrack. Mr. Eckelberry is active in the security arena, and writes a widely read security blog ( In 2005, both he and other security researchers were recognized by Google, Inc. for their contributions to Google's security and product safety. He is also a co-founder of PIRT, the all-volunteer anti-phishing task force; and also co-founded the Julie Group, a group formed to seek fairness in the intersection of criminal law and technology.

About Sunbelt Software

Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security and management software for small and mid-size enterprises with product solutions in the areas of antispam and antivirus, antispyware, and anti-malware. Leading products include the VIPRE and CounterSpy product lines, Ninja Email Security, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver, and CWSandbox malware analysis tools. The company, located in Tampa Bay, Florida is part of the French-based Sunbelt International Group.

For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company's website at: To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt's corporate blog at

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