SurfControl’s Superscout Web Filter Awarded Five-star Rating From SC Magazine

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURE)–June 19, 2001–SurfControl, The Internet Filtering Company(sm), announced today that SC Magazine has awarded its SuperScout Web Filter an overall rating of five stars in its June Market Survey of various security related hardware and software products.

SuperScout Web Filter, a software solution that enhances employee productivity, optimizes bandwidth and reduces legal liability, earned the highest five star ranking for its features, performance and ease of use among others.

Emphasizing the merits of SuperScout’s color coded Real Time Monitor allowing network administrators to track who is surfing where at all times, SC Magazine’s verdict further highlights SuperScout’s scalability and easy implementation on multiple network platforms.

“As you would expect, SuperScout Web Filter from SurfControl is a pretty impressive package,” said Paul Robinson, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. “Companies should benefit from its superior features, including the flexible rules administrator allowing multiple agents to handle enforcement, update content lists, and run reports from a single database.”

SC Magazine also commended SuperScout’s unique precision bandwidth control citing that organization’s can “regulate streaming audio, video and images by file extension and then combine with categories for intelligent policy enforcement.”

Unlike its competitors who only offer Pass-Through technology, the review focused on the advantages of SuperScout Web Filter’s additional Pass-By Technology. “SuperScout Web Filter works like a video surveillance camera, collecting, reporting and controlling traffic on all TCP/IP protocols. Consequently, it does not interfere with the flow of traffic and therefore does not slow down the network.”

“This five star rating from SC Magazine reinforces that SuperScout Web Filter is the premier tool for managing Internet productivity in the workplace,” said Steve Purdham, CEO of SurfControl. “SurfControl is honored to receive this recognition and will continue to develop award-winning products that fit our customer’s needs.”

SurfControl’s Cyber Patrol product also received five stars in the June issue of SC Magazine. Cyber Patrol is the world’s most widely used filtering tool in the home and education markets.

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