ScanSafes Web Security-as-a-Service Nominated For Best Content Security Solution in 2007 SC Magazine Reader Trust Awards

ScanSafe, the leading global provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, has announced that its managed Web security service has been named as a finalist in the 2007 SC Magazine Awards Europe, the worlds leading awards programme for the information security industry.  The SC Magazine Awards highlight and showcase the best products, services and professionals in the information security industry.

ScanSafe is short-listed as a finalist for the Reader Trust Award for the Best Content Security Solution, which recognises solutions that help companies monitor Web and email usage policies and protect their networks and staff from undesirable Web content or email. Over 30,000 SC Magazine readers and IT security professionals voted for finalists before the list of 29 solutions was narrowed down to five finalists by a panel of carefully selected chief security officers.

The SC Awards winners will be announced at the European Awards ceremony taking place at Londons Hurlingham Club on April 24, 2007.

It is a real honour that ScanSafe has been recognized by so many IT security professionals and readers of SC Magazine, said chief executive officer Eldar Tuvey. By voting our Web Security-as-a-Service one of the best, they have validated its ability to provide easy-to-use, real-time Web content security with a reduced cost of ownership.

ScanSafes suite of services includes Web Malware Scanning, Web Filtering and IM Control. These unique services deliver complete security and control over Web and IM by scanning traffic in real-time and blocking malware and unwanted content before it reaches the corporate network. In addition, ScanSafe provides businesses with easy-to-use tools to create, enforce and monitor Web and IM use and protect their networks from unwanted content. As a fully managed service, ScanSafes solutions require no hardware, no upfront capital costs and no maintenance.  As a result, customers typically experience a 30 to 40 percent savings over hardware solutions.

All of ScanSafes solutions are powered by Outbreak IntelligenceTM, a unique, multi-layered combination of threat detection technology that includes leading third party anti-virus engines and proprietary heuristics. Unlike other solutions which rely on URL databases to identify malicious sites, ScanSafe scans all Web requests in real time, so customers receive comprehensive protection from all threats, including threats that appear before an anti-virus signature is available.  This is a critical capability given that 10-15 percent of all threats blocked each month by ScanSafe are zero-hour threats.

Since using ScanSafe to manage our Web security, we havent had a single attack from malware code or a Web security threat to our IT network, said Lee Bingham, IT manager at international fashion brand and design emporium, Paul Smith. We get full protection from malware and unwanted content with zero latency. Its very reassuring to know that our network is being monitored 24/7 by a dedicated team of security specialists, allowing us to focus our IT resources on other projects.

About ScanSafe

ScanSafe is the largest global provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, ensuring a safe and productive Internet environment for businesses. ScanSafe solutions keep viruses and spyware off corporate networks and allow businesses to control and secure the use of the Web and instant messaging. As a fully managed service, ScanSafe's solutions require no hardware, upfront capital costs or maintenance and provide unparalleled real-time threat protection. Powered by its proactive, multilayered Outbreak Intelligence TM threat detection technology, ScanSafe scans more than 6 billion Web requests and blocks 12 million threats each month for customers in over 30 countries. 

Since pioneering the market for Web Security-as-a-Service, ScanSafe continues to deliver innovative Web security solutions, including the introduction of the worlds first early warning system which scans and classifies search engine results based on the presence of malware and unwanted content.  In addition to being part of its corporate Web security service, the safe search technology is available to consumers as a free, online service.

With offices in London and San Mateo, California, ScanSafe is privately owned and financed by Benchmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners.  The company received the Info Security Global Product Excellence Award for Best Managed Security Service and was named one of Red Herrings Top 100 Technology companies.


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