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US web filtering pioneer 8e6 Technologies appoints VAD Wick Hill in attack on UK market.

Woking, Surrey: 30th January 2008 - US company 8e6 Technologies, the leading independent provider of web filtering and insider threat management solutions, today announced it is expanding into the UK web filtering market with the appointment of security VAD (value added distributor) Wick Hill.

8e6 Technologies, a web filtering pioneer established for over twelve years, firmly believes it can offer the UK market a better and more cost-effective alternative to Websense, after the elimination of SurfControl in 2007.(1)

SC Magazine tested 8e6’s R3000 Internet Filter in 2007 and awarded it the ‘Best Buy’, calling it ‘a superb product.’ It was given a five-star top rating in all the magazine’s categories including features, ease-of-use, performance and value for money, beating both Websense and SurfControl. (2)

8e6 Technologies’ flagship R3000 Internet Filter is an appliance-based solution, which is easy to install and maintain. It provides both high performance and easy integration, with excellent scalability. 8e6’s own URL database is enhanced by Intelligent Footprint Technology (signature-based/pattern detection for IM, P2P and Web proxies). The product provides real time and forensic reporting, as well as several unique features such as proxy blocking, laptop filtering, X-strike and multi-level admin. The R3000 provides an excellent feature set and represents good value with a low total cost of ownership.

Eric Lundbohm, 8e6 Technologies’ vice-president of marketing, said: “Enterprises and educational organisations in the United States have long experienced the value of our unique, top-of-line filtering and reporting solutions. We are excited to partner with Wick Hill to help bring our award winning solutions to UK organisations who also value the importance of best-of-breed network security solutions.”

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: “The maturity of the web filtering market means that the bulk of the opportunities are at the point of renewal. With the superior functions of 8e6 and the current changes in this sector, we expect significant migration to 8e6.”

About Wick Hill

Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure infrastructure solutions. The company’s portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Wick Hill sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, providing customer support, implementation, technical services and authorised training courses.

Wick Hill’s approach is based on solutions with real business benefits, which are secure, reliable, easy-to-use and easy-to-install. A strong commitment to customer service and technical support is a fundamental part of company policy. Wick Hill Ltd is part of Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Users of products sourced through Wick Hill include most of the Times Top 1000 companies.

About 8e6 Technologies

8e6 Technologies is the leading independent provider of Web filtering and insider threat management solutions for mid-size to large enterprises, protecting millions of users worldwide. The company's award-winning appliance suite requires no additional infrastructure or software to install, resulting in the lowest total cost of ownership on the market. 8e6 is recognized for its real-time analysis, reporting capabilities and unmatched forensics that reduce security, legal and compliance risk. The company's solutions are customizable to meet individual customer requirements, yet are powerful enough to meet the performance demands of the largest corporations in the world. A Web filtering pioneer since 1995, the company maintains headquarters in Orange, California, and has a network of channel partners worldwide. For more information, please call 888.786.7999 or visit


1. The complete SC Magazine review is located at

2. Websense acquired SurfControl in October 2007

For further press information re Wick Hill, please contact Annabelle Brown, public relations consultant for Wick Hill, on 0191 252 8548, email For further press information re 8e6 Technologies, please contact Ed Barker of Schwartz PR on 07939 492656, email

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