SurfControl, Inc.

December 18, 2006 08:01 ET

SurfControl to Deliver Worldwide On-Demand Security Services Through Equinix Internet Hubs

Deployment of SurfControl's MailControl and WebDefense Solutions Begins at Equinix IBX Data Centers: SurfControl Fulfills Pledge to Be the First Truly Global On-Demand Security Provider

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA and FOSTER CITY, CA--(CCNMatthews - December 18, 2006) - SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the leading provider of global on-demand, network and endpoint IT security solutions, and Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that SurfControl will host its award-winning e-mail and Web security services at Equinix Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers in the Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., Sydney and Hong Kong areas. In addition to SurfControl's already pervasive presence in Europe, these new deployments at Equinix's Internet hubs will provide SurfControl with unmatched global coverage to assure the success of its customers with unparalleled levels of service. The new operations at Equinix will also be the basis for the introduction of new on-demand services planned by SurfControl.

"With the deployments we began this week at Equinix's centers, SurfControl has become the first truly global provider of on-demand security services. Operating within Equinix's Internet hubs will assure that we have a scalable platform with the gold-standard provider of carrier neutral data center and network exchange services," said Max Rayner, SurfControl's executive vice president for products and services. "With this agreement, we are able to assure our customers of unbeatable reliability, while actually reducing costs-to-serve. Thanks to Equinix's carrier neutrality, we will leverage significant cost efficiencies for the procurement of bandwidth, both now and in the future."

"This is the second time Equinix has been selected by Max as the key collocation and network exchange services provider for an on-demand industry leader," said Peter Van Camp, chief executive officer of Equinix, noting Rayner's previous role at "He is known in the industry for the highest standards for execution, security, and cost effectiveness, and we are delighted to be working with him again. The combination of Equinix's high-performance IBX centers and our ability to offer direct access to a critical mass of networks, enterprises and content companies provides a robust platform for on-demand businesses such as SurfControl."

Rayner concluded, "As we introduce globally our MailControl and WebDefense products, it has become critical to customer delight that our facilities enjoy the greatest security, best Internet peering, and Internet hub locations that assure the lowest possible latency. WebDefense and future related products that act as a 'proxy in the sky' extend to Web interactions the assurance and policy compliance enforcement we are renowned for in e-mail and on-site solutions. The Equinix deployments are part of what will ensure a competitive advantage for us and delight for our customers."

Equinix offers SurfControl a high performance infrastructure to facilitate the fastest and most reliable experience for customers accessing SurfControl services. In addition to network connectivity benefits, Equinix's centers also provide SurfControl with a secure and redundant physical environment with a strong track record of uptime. Power operations at each center include a high-performance backup system that ensures uninterrupted power even in the event of utility power disruption. Security features include interlocking "mantrap" doors, multiple layers of biometric hand-geometry scanners controlling access, as well as 24-hour security officers and hundreds of surveillance cameras.

About SurfControl

SurfControl provides a portfolio of security solutions to protect our customers from Internet threats, deliver business and regulatory compliance, and enable business continuity. SurfControl believes that security should be treated as a science, delivering protection at multiple points -- "in the cloud" with on-demand security services, on the network with software and appliances, and on the desktop and mobile client. All of SurfControl's solutions for Web, e-mail and endpoint security are backed by industry-leading threat detection technologies, delivered by SurfControl's Global Threat Experts who work 24/7 to provide customers with dynamic zero-day protection. The company protects more than 14.5 million users, over 23,000 customers worldwide and employs more than 600 people in offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit

About Equinix

Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services for enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network services providers. Through the company's Internet Business Exchange™ (IBX®) centers in 11 markets in the U.S. and Asia, customers can directly interconnect with every major global network and ISP for their critical peering, transit and traffic exchange requirements. These interconnection points facilitate the highest performance and growth of the Internet by serving as neutral and open marketplaces for Internet infrastructure services, allowing customers to expand their businesses while reducing costs.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently-acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; failure to receive the proceeds from our loan commitments as expected; failure to increase the debt financing on our Washington, D.C. area campus as expected; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; the results of any regulatory review of past stock option grants and practices or any litigation relating to such grants and practices; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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