ActiveState and Ositis Partner on All-in-One Security Appliance

ActiveState selected to provide spam protection for Ositis’ eShield and WinProxy products

VANCOUVER, BC, 2003/06/18 ActiveState, the leader in enterprise email content filtering software, and Ositis, a leading developer of security appliances and secure Internet sharing solutions, today announced a licensing agreement to provide ActiveState’s PureMessage anti-spam engine within the Ositis eShield appliance and WinProxy SecureSuite software. Through the combined products, individuals and businesses alike will have access to a fully integrated email and web content security solution.

Individuals and small businesses are faced with a growing problem of controlling unwanted content from infiltrating their organization. Industry analyst, the Radicati Group, projects corporate and consumer mailboxes to rise from 772 million to over 1.5 billion over the next five years. At the same time, the projected amount of unwanted mass mailings and malicious computer code will skyrocket, with spam growing from 30 billion to more than 76 billion messages, and the cost of viruses more than doubling to over $75 billion in economic losses.

“Until today, consumers and businesses have had limited access to effective anti-spam technology in all-in-one email and web filtering products,” said Shawn Thomas, Director of Business Development, ActiveState. “ActiveState is pleased to power a part of the Ositis solution, by providing the same accurate, anti-spam protection deployed by hundreds of the world’s largest organizations.”

The ActiveState PureMessage anti-spam engine safely identifies up to 98% of spam using a combination of heuristics, spam directories, and spam signatures. Regularly scheduled anti-spam filter updates ensure continued effectiveness against the changing tactics of spammers.

“We are very excited to welcome ActiveState onto the eShield platform because of their reputation for market leading anti-spam solutions. This partnership is yet another validation by the industry of the strength, flexibility, and effectiveness of our platform,” said Vilis Ositis, president and CEO of Ositis Software. “By partnering with ActiveState we are able to deliver eShield customers the most comprehensive, reliable, and high performance security appliance available today.”

eShield is an integrated security solution designed for medium to large network managers. The eShield Network Security Appliance by Ositis features a web browser-based central management console, which allows IT managers to easily deploy antivirus, web filtering, and PureMessage’s anti-spam filtering, and to create, enforce, and update policies to ensure network servers and user PCs are properly protected.

Ositis’ WinProxy SecureSuite provides small and mid-sized businesses, as well as home-based network users, with an easy-to-use, integrated security and connectivity solution that does not require dedicated security or IT staff to install and maintain. It also provides the PureMessage anti-spam engine, secure firewall, gateway antivirus, Web Access Control, and caching to enhance Internet connection speeds.

The combined products will be available this summer. More information is available at: and

About Ositis:
Ositis Software develops, licenses, and markets award-winning software and hardware solutions that provide customers with a complete system to safeguard and connect networked PCs. For inquiries, contact Ositis at 6120 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 210, Pleasanton, CA 94588; telephone (888) 946-7769 within the U.S., For Europe Middle East and Africa +32 3 380 08 90 or +1 (925) 225-8900 outside the U.S.; fax (925) 225-8904; e-mail; or visit

About ActiveState Corp.
ActiveState enables IT professionals and enterprises to increase productivity and organizational efficiency. The Company’s PureMessage product empowers organizations to take control of their email communications to protect against spam and viruses, and to enforce email policy. Additional information on ActiveState’s industrial strength anti-spam software for enterprises and professional tools for programmers is available at:

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