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SDK enables integration of powerful Internet filtering into a range of
applications and environments

SurfControl, the world leader in solutions for responsible Internet usage
has
announced availability of its SurfControl Content Filtering Engine
software
developer kit (SDK). The SDK enables integration of SurfControl's market-
leading web filtering application into a range of third-party
applications,
products and environments, giving value-added filtering services.

The SDK means that application and product development teams can build
Internet site and content filtering technology into search engines, ISP
services,
firewalls, proxy servers and so on. Using SurfControl's site databases
and
filters,
the SDK delivers control over access to illegal or offensive material and
ensures
productive Internet use in almost any environment.

The Content Filtering Engine SDK includes a range of site and content
filters,
and productivity filters which restrict access to non-work related sites
for
use
in business applications. The SurfControl database, updated daily, lists
millions of sites in 21 categories to ensure that filters are kept up to
date.

For use in ISP applications, SurfControl's content filtering engine
handles
over
10,000 URLs per second. It provides individual filtering, where
parameters
can
be set and managed for individual users. It also includes central
filtering, for
managing groups of individuals such as corporate or educational groups.

The SurfControl SDK is already in use at leading search engines AltaVista
and
excite. AltaVista's Family Friendly search enables users to use filtering
at the
search level, so inappropriate search results are not displayed. Excite's
@Home
broadband service uses SurfControl for filtering customer access.

According to SurfControl, increasing public uptake of fixed-price internet
access
deals from ISPs is creating strong demand for centrally-hosted content
filtering
services from domestic web users. Furthermore, lobby groups are
increasingly
vocal in campaigning to stop the risk of children encountering
pornographic,

hate or other undesirable sites. The company believes that more
imaginative

ISPs will take advantage of the opportunity to differentiate their
offering
from
those offering connection-only services.

Nick Outteridge, director of OEM technology partnerships at SurfControl
commented: "The SDK means that a range of web-related applications and
services can add value to their offerings by integrating our advanced
filtering
technology. Its flexibility and centralised management suit it ideally to
ISP-
type applications."


Issued on behalf of SurfControl, contact Nick Outteridge, 01260 296200 /
nick.outteridge@surfcontrol.com


Press contact: Craig Coward, 01625 511966

craig@edge-pr.co.uk


About SurfControl (formerly JSB)

SurfControl plc (EASDAQ:SRFC/London:SRF), is a world leader in Responsible
Internet Usage offering a complete line of Internet filtering solutions
for
use in the home, education and the corporation. The SurfControl family of
products employs expert filtering, Pass-Through, and Pass-By technologies
to
create a productive Internet environment in the workplace and a child safe
room on the Internet at home and at school.

This comprehensive line of Internet monitoring and policy management
solutions includes SuperScout- the market leader in Internet productivity
in
the corporation; CyberPatrol - the market leader in responsible Internet
usage in the home and at school; and the SurfControl Software Developers
Kit
- the proven filtering solution for ISPs, Search Engines, Internet
Appliances and ASPs.

SurfControl works with a variety of partners such as AltaVista, CheckPoint
Software (NASDAQ:CHKP), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Google, Hewlett
Packard
(NASDAQ:HWP), IBM (NASDAQ:IBM), ICSA, Microsoft's Web TV (MSFT), Netscape
(NASDAQ:NCSP), WorldGate (NASDAQ:WGAT), and YAHOO! (NASDAQ:YHOO).
SurfControl employs over 200 people worldwide and has offices in Congleton
and London in the UK; California and Massachusetts in the USA; Rotterdam
in
Holland; Frankfurt in Germany and Vienna in Austria. For further
information and news on SurfControl, please visit
http://www.surfcontrol.com


The Edge Partnership
(+44) 1625 511966 / 511967 (fax)

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