Vircom and ISP*D Sign Distribution Agreement

Paris, 9 November 2004 – Vircom, Canadian innovator in anti-spam technologies, announced today a global distribution agreement with ISP*D International Software Partners, major player in the European added value distribution market, specialising in IT software solutions.

This agreement makes ISP*D a pan-European distributor for the complete Vircom product collection, including the ModusTM-based anti-spam solutions:
o modusMail: family of secure mail servers
o modusGate: family of secure gateways
o modusBlockade: cluster of modusMail and modusGate
Vircom’s ModusTM software is the only multi-layered anti-spam solution using multiple scanning engines to identify, classify and manage spam messages. This technology offers a nearly waterproof protection against email-borne menaces and unwanted messages, with a catch rate of 98.2% and a 99.99% false positive protection.

“ISP*D is an important player in the IT software distribution market”, states Paul Vanbosterhaut, Managing Director of Vircom Europe. “Their focus on software solutions, their global presence and their relationship with major pan-European resellers makes ISP*D not only an ideal partner, but a real asset to our company”.

“Today spam cripples unprotected networks and drains valuable IT resources. Menaces such as phishing, denial of service (DoS) attacks and fraud pose important financial and security risks for organizations and end users”, states Robert Ebner, Managing Director of ISP*D. “We selected Vircom’s Modus technology for our reseller partners since it offers superior perimeter defence along with an unequalled anti-spam protection”.

With a ten-year presence in North America, Vircom is now building a strong distribution network in Europe. Committed to delivering the same, value-added support for
their European clients, they uphold their intentions to work with only the best European distributors.

About Vircom: www.vircom.com

Montreal-based Vircom is a leading developer of cutting-edge Internet infrastructure and secure messaging solutions for the demanding needs of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and corporate clients. Vircom’s mature ModusTM secure email management technology incorporates over 10 years of industry expertise, making it a powerful driving force in the defence against spam and email-borne fraud. Rated “Best Windows-based Anti-Spam Solution” by Network Computing and named a “2004 Recommended” product by SC Magazine, Modus has gained important industry recognition, including a record-breaking five-award distinction from Windows IT Pro magazine. Present in Europe since 2003, Vircom Europe has distribution agreements for its Modus anti-spam products with a network of managed security service providers, value-added distributors and resellers in United Kingdom, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Turkey.

About ISP*D: www.ispd.de

Established in 1989 and Headquartered in Poing, Germany, ISP*D International Software Partners works directly with software publishers to propose the best software solutions at the lowest price to their reseller partners. As a Value-Added Distributor, ISP*D offers a range of customer services allowing their resellers and integrators to perform better and to increase their end customer’s satisfaction. With offices in the UK, Germany, Austria and Italy, ISP*D counts about 12.000 reseller partners around Europe, including companies like PC-ware, Software Spectrum and Datalog.




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