SOURCE: Vircom, Inc.

November 29, 2006 11:37 ET

Vircom's Modus 4.35 Anti-Spam Technology Finalist in SC Magazine Award Program

Considered for Achievement in Security Defense

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- Vircom™, Inc., the anti-spam and email assurance software provider, has been named a finalist in the SC Magazine Award program for outstanding achievement in information-technology (IT) security. Its Modus 4.35 technology was named in the Reader Trust Award Best Email Security Solution category of the competition.

Vircom's Modus was among nearly 400 entries submitted in nine technology categories. Placement in the SC Magazine Awards program is based on voting by more than 9,000 of the publication's readers. Winners will be announced at an awards event in San Francisco in February.

"Innovations like what we've seen from Vircom demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the IT security industry," says SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. "They represent breakthroughs that will benefit our readers and, in turn, corporate users of technology."

Vircom's Modus technology manages inbound and outbound email traffic and offers protection from spam, fraud, phishing, viruses, out-of-policy communications and other email threats. It also offers best-of-breed protection against the growing threat of image spam. ModusMail™ is a complete email server solution with advanced email assurance features. ModusGate™ is a comprehensive secure email gateway, designed to fit effortlessly with existing email servers. It provides advanced email assurance and works seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange™, Lotus Notes™ and other standard email servers. ModusGate is available in both software and appliance format.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

About Vircom

Vircom, based in Montreal, is a privately held software development company and think tank focused exclusively on email messaging. Founded in 1994, Vircom was the first company to offer commercial-grade, industrial-strength anti-spam and email protection facilities to Internet service providers. Today, its award-winning products include email gateway software, a standalone email gateway appliance, and a complete email assurance mail server -- all based on its trusted Modus email assurance technology. Modus technology is sold directly to companies, licensed to major security providers, and deployed through third-party vendors to customers in more than 100 countries. More information for customers, partners and resellers can be found at

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