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C-MI Labs to distribute eSoft’s award-winning line of InstaGate™ and ThreatWall™ Security Gateways

Broomfield, Colo., USA – August 20, 2007 – eSoft, Inc., a leading vendor of UTM firewall, Email Security, and Web Security products, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with C-MI Labs Plc Distribution, a UK-based value-added distributor focusing on security products and solutions for all sizes of organisations.

As a part of the agreement, C-MI Labs will distribute eSoft’s line of InstaGate™ UTM firewalls, and ThreatWall™ Email Security and Web Security gateways across the UK. The InstaGate combines a deep packet firewall and VPN with a full range of robust security services designed to provide protection from dynamic network threats such as worms, viruses, spyware, spam, trojans, phishing and intrusion attacks, as well as threats carried over Instant Messaging (IM) and peer-to-peer applications. The ThreatWall Email Security Gateway provides protection against viruses, spam, zombie PCs, phishing and intrusion attacks, while enabling end user spam quarantine and stopping the fastest growing forms of spam such as image and PDF spam. Additionally, the Email Security Gateway provides reputation service based spam filtering.

The ThreatWall Web Security Gateway provides comprehensive web and URL filtering, while also blocking spyware and viruses across web protocols such as HTTP and FTP. The Web Security Gateways unlimited user based pricing levels are seen as being significantly less expensive than the traditional web filtering approaches.

Doug Clements, Director for C-MI, said: “We evaluated many UTM vendors as a go-to-market partner for our growing perimeter security programme. We found the eSoft solution to be the most feature-rich, most cost-effective and the easiest to use. In addition, support from eSoft has been very impressive - they always pick up the phone when you need them, which made the decision to lead with eSoft an even easier one to make.”

“We are delighted that C-MI Labs has selected eSoft’s award-winning products as their primary offerings for perimeter network security,” said Jeff Finn, eSoft’s President and CEO. “This relationship provides eSoft with the ability to quickly expand our market coverage, while C-MI Labs broad base of resellers gains access to a proven, high-margin product with recurring revenues in a high-growth market.”

C-MI Labs offer additional value to reseller partners and their end users by providing leasing options to help spread the costs of purchase over a defined period.


Notes: eSoft, ThreatWall, InstaGate, ThreatPak, SoftPak and SoftPak Director are all trademarks of eSoft.

About eSoft, Inc.

eSoft ( is a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions offering organisations of all sizes unparalleled protection from dynamic Internet-based threats. eSoft’s award winning InstaGate™ and ThreatWall™ platforms offer high-performance Deep Packet Inspection security services including Firewall, IPSec VPN, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, Web Content Filtering, Email Content Filtering and even Web, Email, File and FTP servers.

eSoft solutions are based on purpose-built hardware platforms and optional security software modules called SoftPaks™, which are distributed and maintained through eSoft’s patented SoftPak Director™ technology. Overall, the eSoft solution offers the IT manager extreme simplicity and flexibility when deploying and managing network security, resulting in less time demands on IT staff, a reduced need for in-house security expertise, and a lower total cost of ownership. eSoft’s headquarters are located in Broomfield, Colorado, and its EMEA head office is located in Bracknell, UK.

About C-MI Labs

C-MI Labs Plc ( is a UK based distributor of intelligent IT security products and emerging technologies to the UK IT channel. Through their strategic partnerships, they provide world leading solutions and award winning products that are delivered in a variety of packages, dependant upon customers’ needs. C-MI’s range of enterprise solutions include: intelligent remote anti-virus management for desktops, gateways and servers; anti-spam and email filtering at the server and internet gateway level; multi-platform robust corporate security; web server and hosted application security; firewall and UTM appliances; advanced end-point monitoring and protection and data-theft prevention and advanced application control.


Sally Bratton
Bratton PR
Tel: +44 (0)20 8582 1961


Neil Patmore
C-MI Labs Plc
Tel: +44 (0)8707 801030

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