SurfControl Maintains Technological Leadership With the Announcement of the Eagerly Awaited Launch of SuperScout Web Filter for VPN-1/FireWall-1 Solaris Version 2.0

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2001–SurfControl, The Internet Filtering Company, today announced a new version of SuperScout Web Filter as part of the continued development and enhancement of its patented filtering technology that has kept SurfControl at the leading edge of the filtering market.

SuperScout for VPN-1(TM)/FireWall-1(R) Solaris version 2.0 seamlessly integrates with Check Point(TM) Software Technologies’ (NASDAQ:CHKP) industry-leading VPN-1/FireWall-1(tm).

SuperScout enables network managers to easily define, manage and enforce their organization’s Security and Internet Acceptable Use Policies, thereby increasing security and productivity, optimizing network bandwidth and reducing legal liability. In addition, customers can now take advantage of robust new features bundled with this edition such as user monitoring and web-based reporting.

This new version of SuperScout takes advantage of Check Point Software’s Open Platform for Security (OPSEC)(TM) interfaces to provide customer’s tight management and URL filtering capabilities. Performance is also greatly enhanced by utilizing the caching capabilities of VPN-1/FireWall-1.

The Solaris version of SuperScout together with the already certified NT Version provides customers platform choice.

SuperScout for Solaris is built upon a solid foundation of patented filtering technology. It follows recent upgrades and enhancements to the whole SurfControl product set that provides complete filtering solutions to the corporate, education and home sectors of the market.

Most recently, SurfControl announced a new licensing agreement to provide image recognition as an added feature for both its email and web filtering products.

“As market leaders in Corporate Web Filtering, we firmly believe in OPSEC certification and the benefits that it provides to customers and are proud to be working toward certification for our new Solaris version of Web Filtering,” said Steve Purdham, SurfControl President and Chief Executive. “OPSEC certification ensures that our customers have a best of breed advanced filtering solution that interoperates with Check Point’s leading security software.”

SurfControl’s advanced technology is just one of the reasons behind the company’s continued success and recognized world leadership position in terms of customer base, global coverage, technology and revenue growth. With operations worldwide, SurfControl now has over 35,000 corporate customers including 19 of the FTSE 100 and over 100 of the Fortune 500.

In addition, SurfControl has over 18,000 installations in educational establishments around the world and 9.2m users of its home product – Cyber Patrol.

“SuperScout for VPN-1/FireWall-1 offers advanced filtering technology for the corporate environment and eases the challenge of managing Internet usage in the workplace,” said Upesh Patel, manager of the OPSEC Alliance for Check Point Software Technologies. “The combination of Check Point’s VPN-1/FireWall-1 and SurfControl’s SuperScout Web Filter provides network administrators with a best-of-breed solution that allows them to optimize their Internet security and ensure their Acceptable Use Policies are enforced.”

About Check Point’s OPSEC

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry’s open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network Architecture.

Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com.

About SurfControl – The Internet Filtering Company

SurfControl plc (London:SRF/NASDAQ Europe:SRFC), is a world leader in Internet filtering solutions for use by corporations, in the home and education. The SurfControl family of products employs expert filtering, Pass-Through, and Pass-By technologies to create a productive Internet environment in the workplace and a child safe environment on the Internet at home and at school.

This comprehensive line of Internet monitoring and policy management solutions includes SuperScout Web Filter- the market leader in Internet productivity in the corporation; SuperScout Email Filter – managing content security; CyberPatrol – the market leader in responsible Internet usage in the home and at school; and the SurfControl Content Filtering SDK – the proven filtering solution for ISPs, Search Engines, Internet Appliances and ASPs.

SurfControl works with a variety of partners such as AT&T, Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), and Microsoft’s Web TV (NASDAQ: MSFT).

SurfControl employs 347 people worldwide and has 8 offices in the USA in California and Massachusetts; in the UK in Manchester and London; in Rotterdam, Holland; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany and Sydney, Australia.

For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit http://www.surfcontrol.com.

(c) 2001 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved. Check Point, the Check Point logo, VPN-1, FireWall-1 and OPSEC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.




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