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Secure Computing Delivers Webwasher 6.5 Integrated Web Gateway Security Appliance

Incorporates TrustedSource Global Reputation System; Supports New Proxy

Deployments and Enhances Compliance and Data Leakage Protection

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), the leader in enterprise gateway security, today announced Webwasher(R) 6.5, the industry's first and only reputation-based Web gateway security solution. Webwasher 6.5 delivers reputation-based URL filtering for corporate users surfing the Web, and provides bi-directional protection for enterprise networks to stop inbound threats such as spyware, phishing or other malware, and prevent outbound threats related to sensitive data leaks.

As part of Secure Computing's vision to provide comprehensive enterprise gateway security, Webwasher 6.5 incorporates global intelligence from the company's industry-leading reputation system, TrustedSource(TM). Like a credit agency provides credit scores to enable reliable commerce, TrustedSource provides source-based reputation scores for URLs, domains and IPs as content-based reputation scores for web page content, messages, attachments and images. Using this real-time scoring, Webwasher 6.5 allows organizations to detect and prevent security threats such as spyware, phishing or other malware.

    Webwasher Version 6.5 includes:

  • Reputation-based URL security: The fast growing threat to enterprises is caused by legitimate Websites in proper categories that are infected with malware. Traditional URL filtering solutions stop users from visiting certain categories that cause liability, loss of productivity or bandwidth, but do very little to protect against compromised legitimate Websites. Secure Computing has defined a new standard in URL filtering with its integration of the TrustedSource reputation technology with each of the millions of URLs in its award-winning SmartFilter(R) database.


  • * Real-time anti-malware protection: In addition to checking the reputation for outbound Websites, Webwasher 6.5 checks the active content such as ActiveX, Windows executables, Scripts and Java as a Web page is returned to make sure that it does not contain any malicious code. This is done by using a number of techniques including analysis of the behavior. The local behavior analysis is combined with the global intelligence from TrustedSource to determine whether the page should be downloaded or blocked.


  • Multiple support options for various proxy deployment scenarios: Webwasher 6.5's enhanced Web Cache Communications protocol (WCCP) and transparent proxy support provide plug-and-play installation that does not require any significant changes to the network, browser configuration or streaming media support.


  • New methods for stopping data leaks: Webwasher 6.5 is now integrated with Secure Computing's IronNet(TM) content monitoring and filtering solution to inspect all outbound content to ensure that sensitive information is not leaving the organization.


  • ase of management and administration: Webwasher 6.5's Security Dashboard delivers real-time threat monitoring and reporting. The dashboard provides an at-a-glance summary of the current operating environment and snapshots of each functional area such as anti-malware, URL filtering and SSL scanning.


"Market demand for Web security continues to grow as enterprises face the onslaught of Web-based threats. However, traditional protection measures are no longer sufficient," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Katie Gotzen. "With the constantly changing threat landscape it is critical that enterprises look at solutions to protect them not only from known threats, but unknown threats as well. Secure Computing is breaking new ground by combining the reputation of senders with its Web gateway security appliance."

"Today's Web gateway includes many point products that offer little security and significant administration and management burden," said Jay Chaudhry, vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Secure Computing. "Webwasher 6.5 integrates the key technologies required to provide full bi-directional protection against emerging threats such as malware, spyware or other Web-based attacks, as well as to protect organizations from sensitive data leaks. Webwasher 6.5 takes Web gateway security to the next level with its reputation-based concept, allows organizations to have fully integrated and best-of-breed functionality all in a single, affordable and effective solution."

Secure Computing is incorporating its TrustedSource reputation technology into its complete line of enterprise gateway security offerings, which include Web, Messaging and Network gateway appliances. In addition to Webwasher 6.5, the company also today announced the launch and availability of Sidewinder(R) 7, the industry's first reputation-based firewall. For more information about Sidewinder 7 or Webwasher 6.5, please visit http://www.securecomputing.com/index.cfm?skey=2.

Pricing and Availability

Webwasher 6.5 is available as software or on a line of appliances that start as low as $3,000 and functionality is licensed on a subscription basis. The product is available immediately.

About Secure Computing:

Secure Computing (Nasdaq: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of the company's more than 19,000 global customers in 106 countries, supported by a worldwide network of more than 1,900 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.securecomputing.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing's Webwasher 6.5 Security Appliance with TrustedSource and the expected benefits of such technology, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Secure Computing's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contacts:
Joslyn Fagan
Secure Computing
678-904-9279
Joslyn_fagan@securecomputing.com

Vanessa Camones
Schwartz Communications
415-512-0770
scur@schwartz-pr.com

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