SmartFilter(tm) Plug-In Running on Tru64 UNIX® AlphaServer Systems allows Enterprises to Manage Web Access
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 15, 2001 – Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise access control solutions, today announced the availability of Secure Computing’s SmartFilter Web filtering technology for Compaq Computer Corporation’s Tru64 UNIX operating system on Compaq’s AlphaServer systems. SmartFilter Web filtering capabilities allows enterprises to reduce unproductive Web surfing, increase productivity and conserve network bandwidth. SmartFilter has been certified for full interoperability with the Tru64 UNIX Squid Proxy Server.
“SmartFilter provides a valuable tool to assist organizations in the implementation and enforcement of their Web-usage policies,” said Kent Ferson, vice president of Compaq’s UNIX Systems Group. “With SmartFilter, deployed in conjunction with a corporation’s Internet security policy, our Tru64 UNIX AlphaServer customers can experience fast and reliable access to the Internet while managing employee Web access for effective and efficient Internet connectivity.”
SmartFilter, the world’s first URL filtering software, enables organizations to build and enforce sophisticated Web-usage policies. Users can be denied access to specific Web sites, or coached within their browser session about the organization’s acceptable-use standards. SmartFilter’s international control list, updated continuously, categorizes millions of Web sites into selectable groups, including pornography, gambling and MP3. The powerful Cyfin® Reporter performs detailed analysis on all Web-surfing activity and generates management-ready reports. Organizations reduce legal liability, and realize an immediate return on investment as a result of increased productivity and recaptured network bandwidth.
“We’ve relied on the power and flexibility of SmartFilter on Netscape Proxy Server for Tru64 UNIX for the past three years,” said Marco Benton, master consultant at Polaroid Corporation. “We are very pleased that Secure Computing and Compaq developed a solution that provides us with a smooth migration path to SmartFilter 3.0 on the AlphaServer platform, allowing us to continue using SmartFilter to manage Web access within our organization.”
“Organizations need tools to help them leverage Internet usage effectively,” said Chris Peterson, vice president of global channel and OEM sales at Secure Computing. “Our exclusive partnership with Compaq follows our commitment to provide industry-leading access control products for broad market deployment.”
Pricing and Availability
The SmartFilter plug-in ships on the Compaq Internet Express CD, and is available immediately at no cost to Compaq’s new and existing Tru64 UNIX AlphaServer customers with a Compaq support agreement. Compaq customers can obtain a free 30-day trial subscription to the SmartFilter Control List by contacting Secure Computing at www.smartfilter.com. About Secure Computing
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR) is a leading provider of enterprise access control solutions. Secure Computing software products and services control access to applications and networks based on user authentication and authorization to market-leading VPNs, firewalls, Web servers and embedded devices. Secure Computing’s worldwide partners and customer base are counted among the Fortune 50 in financial services, healthcare, telecom, communications, manufacturing, technology and Internet service providers, as well as some of the largest agencies of the United States government. For more information, visit the Secure Computing Web site at www.securecomputing.com.
SmartFilter is a registered trademark of Secure Computing Corporation in the United States and other countries. Compaq and AlphaServer are registered trademarks of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L. P., in the United States. Tru64 is a trademark of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L. P., in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated delivery of Secure Computing’s SmartFilter Web filtering technology for Compaq Computer Corporation’s Tru64 UNIX operating system on Compaq’s AlphaServer systems, and the expected benefits of such technology and relationship, 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 changes in customer requirements, general economic conditions, delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, 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.