SOURCE: SurfControl

June 13, 2006 00:01 ET

SurfControl Web Filter™ for Microsoft ISA Server Gains Enterprise Acceptance Worldwide

Global Businesses Benefit From Certified Security

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, today announced significant momentum in the deployment of Web Filter for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server). SurfControl's market-leading content and Web filtering technology, in conjunction with Microsoft ISA Server 2004, enables customers to significantly improve the security of mission critical information and maximize IT resources through a powerful "defense in depth" approach.

Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen, the Belgium government office that administers citizen pension funds, agrees that SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server not only provides IT with management control of Internet use and access, but also supports operational efficiency and adherence to internal policies.

"We have SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server installed so that staff can visit non work-related sites during their lunch break. During this time, network use approaches maximum capacity. A situation like this during working hours would overload the network's services," said Ivo Tuytens, head of services for information security, networks and architects at Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen, "Web Filter ensures that the National Pensions Service can put Internet use on the right track in an efficient way, keeping the capacity of the network sufficiently high to allow everyone to do their work correctly."

SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server provides Virtua Health, a multi-hospital healthcare organization based in New Jersey, with the ability to meet internal security, productivity and compliance objectives, while helping Virtua Health to meet strict Federal HIPAA standards.

"As Internet threats continue to evolve, Virtua Health must be constantly ready for them. Through the combined use of SurfControl Web Filter and Microsoft ISA Server we have established an effective layered defense," said Andrew Gahm, Network Architect for Virtua Health, "Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server provides non-stop protection that requires little-to-no IT effort, while helping us meet confidentiality requirements and saving us costs in systems and support."

SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server delivers a high level of security, simplified management and performance to streamline global enterprise operations and enhance network integrity. This solution is a powerful plug-in that enables customers to significantly improve network security and productivity by combining the extensive features of two industry-leading solutions. ISA Server 2004 software provides a secure connection from a corporate intranet to the Internet, enforcing network access rules. SurfControl Web Filter for ISA Server enforces Web usage rules. Together they give administrators maximum control over who goes where, and all from the same simple administration and configuration screens.

"Security needs are continually evolving and threats have become increasingly sophisticated. Our commitment to meeting these challenging needs is driven by our long term strategic relationships with security conscious vendors such as SurfControl," said Steve Brown, Director of Product Management for the Security, Access and Solutions division at Microsoft. "We are pleased to be working alongside SurfControl in our efforts to develop tools that meet customer business compliance needs, provide unparalleled visibility into network activity and supply a conduit for more effective decision making on user productivity, bandwidth shaping and network security."

As an active participant of the Microsoft ISA Server 2006 beta program, SurfControl is poised to continue delivery of best-in-class support through ongoing innovation and support on the platform. Customers will benefit from SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server's expanded availability in the channel.

About Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen

The National Office for Pensions (ONP/RVP) is the Belgium government office that administers citizen pension funds. They are responsible for the calculation and payment of employees' pensions and the income guarantee allowance for their elderly population. The Office also manages the payment of pensions for the self-employed. The National Office for Pensions, headquartered in Brussels, employ approximately 2,500 employees, and have thirteen regional offices located throughout Belgium.

About Virtua Health

Virtua Health is a multi-hospital healthcare organization headquartered in Marlton, NJ. Its mission is to deliver a world-class patient experience through its programs of excellence in women's health, pediatrics, cancer, cardiology, orthopedics and geriatrics. A non-profit organization, Virtua employs 7,100 clinical and administrative personnel and has 1,800 physicians as medical staff members. Virtua has distinguished itself as one of the first Six Sigma organizations in health care, as an early adopter of clinical and digital technologies, and for its innovative partnerships with nationally renowned organizations such as GE Healthcare, Fox Chase Cancer Center and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. For more information, visit our web site at www.virtua.org

About SurfControl

SurfControl makes Internet communication a business advantage -- and not a threat. The SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite gives customers 360 degrees Internet protection and covers every point of Internet vulnerability -- including inbound and outbound communication and employees on or off the network. All products in the Enterprise Protection Suite are backed by industry-leading threat detection, delivered by SurfControl's Global Threat Experts working 24/7 to provide customers with dynamic protection against emerging threats. The company has more than 20,000 customers worldwide, and employs more than 500 people in offices across the United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit http://www.surfcontrol.com.

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