Advanced Document Filtering And Enhanced Policy Management Capabilities Are a Win For Sharepoint Users

East Northport, NY¯(January 13, 2003) Sybari Software, Inc., the authority in secure messaging and collaboration, today announced their leading antivirus and content-filtering, Antigen 7.5 for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies has gone gold. This latest addition for Sybari s Antigen fully supports Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and enables companies to take advantage of new and enhanced features including document filtering capabilities, real-time protection of multiple SharePoint Document Libraries and seamless integration with Microsoft SharePoint Virus Scanning API.

“Sybari’s Antigen for Microsoft SharePoint application has done a superior job of protecting our internal SharePoint Portal Server (Version 2) as well as the SharePoint portals we host and maintain for our customers located around the world,” said Jim O’Farrell, director of business development at Portal Dynamics. “The ease of use for our system administrators and the multiple scan engines that protect our data and provide a fail-safe back-up are key benefits to this product.”

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services help organize, manage, search, and share information throughout an organization. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 enables enterprises to develop an intelligent portal that seamlessly connects users, teams, and knowledge so that people can take advantage of relevant information across business processes to help them work more efficiently. Companies can take advantage of a single point of access to multiple systems such as Microsoft Office System programs, business intelligence and project management systems, and existing line-of-business applications, including third-party and industry-specific programs.

“SharePoint Products and Technologies were designed to be able to provide portal and collaboration services to the next generation of business applications,” said Erik Ryan, Product Manager, Information Worker Product Management Group, Microsoft Corp. “We’re delighted to see development efforts from Sybari make that investment pay off.”

Sybari s Antigen for SharePoint Products and Technologies provides administrators with the crucial tools needed to fully protect the files and information being shared throughout an organization. The new version of Antigen for SharePoint delivers more features specifically designed to complement SharePoint Portal 2003 including in-memory scanning for higher performance, content-filtering options to enable filtering by document name and/or document type, and real-time virus scanning to provide high reliability and protection.

· Real-time virus scanning provides the highest level of reliability and security.
· Multiple scan engine technologies enable comprehensive virus detection.
· Seamlessly integrates with the Microsoft SharePoint Virus Scanning API (VS API 1.4).
· Real-time protection of multiple SharePoint Document Libraries and In-Memory scanning of all files ensures high-performance.
· Manual scans can be scheduled or launched as required.
· Document-filtering by document name and/or document type provides proactive virus control and policy enablement.

· Enterprise Ready – Antigen Central Manager console, remote administration, and automatic scan engine updates.

Sybari’s Antigen for SharePoint provides the critical antivirus protection and policy management needed for SharePoint’s document libraries, said Tom Buoniello, vice president of product management for Sybari Software. The new version of Antigen for SharePoint provides complete virus protection with its full integration of Microsoft s virus scanning API.

Antigen is a server-level antivirus solution that protects Exchange 2003, Exchange 2000, Exchange 5.5, and SharePoint Portal Server, delivering multiple virus scan engine support with six of the leading scan engine technologies. The Multiple Scan Engine Manager is available for all Antigen scan jobs and allows administrators to customize and configure a variety of settings and options at each level. Antigen for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino includes two robust content management features: Antigen File Filtering (AFF) and Content Management message filtering by sender, domain, and subject line. AFF enables administrators to proactively filter e-mail based on several filters including attachment filename, wildcards, file type, and file size. Antigen also includes Antigen Worm Purge , a proactive safeguard tool that allows network administrators to prevent the overload of virus-generated messages churned out when worm viruses are unleashed in an environment. Worm Purge deletes messages containing worm viruses in their entirety and prevents new worm threats from spreading.

Sybari leads the market in intuitive, best of breed solutions which protect leading messaging and collaboration servers from viruses and security threats. Today over 8 million messaging and collaboration platform users are virus- and spam-free as a direct result of Sybari’s flagship Antigen technology. Sybari solutions are distributed in more than 50 countries via Sybari’s worldwide locations and distribution network. Sybari is headquartered in East Northport, New York, with an EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and additional offices in Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Dubai, Singapore, Australia, and Japan. Sybari s clients include, HP, Con Edison, Dell, Deloitte & Touche, Eastman Chemical, Getronics, JD Power, London Underground, Lufthansa, Mayo Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Nortel, Pirelli, Reckitt Benckiser, Sony, Superdrug, ConocoPhillips, US Federal Government, and Visa. Sybari s many strategic partners include Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Lotus Development (NYSE:IBM), Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH), Dell Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: DELL), IMLogic, Inc., Computer Associates (NYSE:CA), HP (NYSE:HPQ), Kaspersky Labs, Sophos, Inc., Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) and Norman Data Defense Systems (Oslo Bors: NOR).

Sybari and Antigen are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sybari Software, Inc. All other company or product names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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