FrontBridge Enhances Multi-Layer Virus Engine with Scanning Technology from Kaspersky Lab

London, UK. – May 18, 2005 – FrontBridge Technologies, a leading provider of Total Message Management services, today announced the addition of the Kaspersky anti-virus engine to its multi-layered email security service. Kaspersky Lab joins FrontBridge’s anti-virus technology partners in providing enterprise-grade global protection against viruses, Trojan horses and worms. Every message that enters the FrontBridge Global Network is scanned by multiple anti-virus engines before it reaches a customer’s email system to help ensure that malicious code is removed from the mail stream.

Kaspersky Lab is one of the most respected anti-virus companies in the world with more than 15 years of anti-virus research. Heralded for the accuracy and speed of its updates, Kaspersky Lab outpaces other leading virus labs in the rapid release of new virus signatures, according to the most recently published research on response times.

Kaspersky Lab was the first vendor to detect a new version of Email-Worm.Win32.Sober, Sober.p, which is currently causing an epidemic in Western Europe. Data from ISPs shows that this worm is currently the most common malicious program found in email traffic. Sober.p has broken records in terms of the number of infected messages sent out and speed of propagation.

FrontBridge will maintain a close developer relationship with Kaspersky Lab and by checking for Kaspersky signature updates every ten minutes, FrontBridge will minimise the window of vulnerability for its 3,700 customers. Additionally, FrontBridge will provide immediate protection prior to the release of any anti-virus engine update by using its powerful policy and attribute- blocking capability to block specific kinds of attachments or filter email based on specific characteristics of a message.

“With the latest email threats able to cross the globe in minutes, it is essential for managed email service to protect their customers’ email with the fastest response times and the most frequent database updates,” said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Kaspersky Lab’s business development director. This partnership provides FrontBridge customers with up-to-the-minute protection, allowing them to reap the benefits of secure, virus-free email.”

In addition to third-party anti-virus engines, the FrontBridge email security service leverages its proprietary Virus Hold technology, applying sophisticated content analysis techniques to isolate and quarantine suspected viruses before public anti-virus signatures have been released.

“FrontBridge maintains one of the largest email networks, transmitting billions of messages across the globe each week,” said Dan Nadir, vice president of product management for FrontBridge Technologies. “Securing inbound and outbound email is a paramount concern and we will continue to enhance our virus scanning capabilities by partnering with Kaspersky Lab to ensure that malicious code stays off our network.”

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is one of the top developers of secure content management solutions protecting all tiers of a network including mobile devices. The company provides advanced protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other malware, as well as against hacker attacks and spam. Kaspersky Lab is a recognised industry leader in rapid response to new threats: anti-virus database updates are released in as little as thirty minutes. The Kaspersky Partner network unites more than 500 companies globally serving a broad spectrum of clients ranging from home users to large enterprises. With more than 8 years in the OEM market, Kaspersky Lab has substantial experience integrating its multi-layered security protection into third party products and services. For more information visit

About FrontBridge Technologies
FrontBridge delivers comprehensive Total Message Management services for email and instant message compliance, security and continuity, ensuring the safety, manageability and accessibility of all electronic communications. The service offering delivers message archiving, spam filtering, virus scanning, encrypted email, policy enforcement and disaster recovery. Services are powered globally by the only load-balanced, fully redundant data centre network. FrontBridge is based in Los Angeles, Calif., and its managed services are trusted and relied upon by more than 3,700 businesses across the globe. FrontBridge maintains the managed service industry’s largest distribution partner network, including IBM, NEC, Sprint, VeriSign, Siemens Business Services, Inc., TELUS and Equant. For more information, visit us on the web at

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