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Clearswift Partners with Sunbelt Software to Offer Top Class Anti-spyware Solution


Award winning anti-spyware engine added to MIMEsweeper™ Web Appliance
to extend end-user benefits

London, UK – June 2008 – Clearswift today announced a new partnership with Sunbelt Software to further enhance its powerful MIMEsweeper Web Appliance, the most sophisticated web browsing security engine on the market today. Sunbelt Software’s award-winning CounterSpy technology has been integrated within the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance to provide superior anti-spyware security and detection.

As one of the layered security defences within the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance, CounterSpy’s highly-tuned gateway anti-spyware solution is specifically designed to stop all known and suspected spyware before it penetrates a network and infects users’ machines. CounterSpy works in concert with Clearswift’s URL filter, anti-virus/malware and Web 2.0 content filtering engine to ensure maximum protection.

“Our number one priority is to ensure our customers benefit from best-of-breed technology and superior protection. With Sunbelt’s CounterSpy solution we are giving our customers access to a mature and far-reaching anti-spyware solution,” said George Anderson, Product Marketing Manager at Clearswift.

“Sunbelt has an excellent reputation in the market and we are delighted to be joining up with a leader in its field, he added.”

Sunbelt Software’s threat intelligence systems, ThreatNet™ and Threat Track™ continuously collect and analyse data on malware including spyware. New spyware files and sites are checked for false positives before updating them to the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance’s spyware signature database and its malicious URL and IP address data.

This continual monitoring ensures spyware and the websites intentionally or inadvertently delivering malware are identified with a high degree of accuracy.
“The partnership with Clearswift seemed a natural step for both companies since the combination of the MIMEsweeper Web Appliance and our CounterSpy engine brings clear benefits to the end user,” commented Chad Loeven, vice president of business development, at Sunbelt Software. “With our technologies working hand in hand, I can comfortably say that you will not find a more comprehensive web security solution on the market today.”

The significant security benefits of combining Sunbelt Software’s anti-spyware with Clearswift’s MIMEsweeper technology include:

“Call home” detection – Spyware already present on users’ machines is blocked from contacting its ‘home’ server and disclosing information as well as being reported and administrators alerted at regular intervals
Minimal False Positive Rates - The Sunbelt Software engine accurately distinguishes spyware items from non-malicious traffic, producing detailed and reliable scan results for all inbound and outbound traffic
High Blocking Rates – Continuous and automatic definition/signature updates ensure comprehensive detection and reporting for removal of threats, while also stopping users going to known spyware sites
Tracking cookies stripping – Using Sunbelt’s anti-spyware signatures and MIMEsweeper’s file inspection capabilities tracking cookies are stripped before they can reach a user’s machine
Day-Zero spyware detection – As the anti-spyware is integrated within our MIMEsweeper Content Filtering technology the additional data provided also adds an important layer of ‘Day - Zero’ anti-spyware defense
The MIMEsweeper Web Appliance covers all threats in just one box, meaning that IT staff will not lose valuable time managing multiple systems. It features Clearswift’s award-winning, intuitive GUI, which eases day-to-day management. Further benefits that lower the administration burden on IT administrators include granular policy management, powerful reporting functions and policy wizards, and a 30-minute installation.


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