SurfControl’s Superscout Web Filter Awarded Prestigious 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. The complete SC Magazine review of SurfControl’s SuperScout Web Filter can be found at and the Cyber Patrol review can be found at

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine is the largest circulation information security magazine, published in three separate international editions and available in more than 50 countries. SC Magazine product reviews are conducted through West Coast Labs, globally recognized as a source for accurate measures on product effectiveness and performance. SC Magazine covers computer security news, individual and comparative product reviews, applications and solutions articles, and other information about computer security.

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; Cyber Patrol – 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 industry 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 Corp.’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.

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