SurfControl Licenses Leading Web Filtering Product To SDL Tuesday 6 February 2001 PDF Print Security Designers Integrates SurfControl Content Filtering With Leading Distributed Firewall Product New licensing agreement adds powerful Internet filtering to advanced protection against internal security threats SurfControl, the world leader in solutions for responsible Internet usage has licensed its SurfControl Content Filtering Engine software developer kit (SDK) to Security Designers Ltd (SDL), a specialist in Intranet security. This has enabled SDL to integrate SurfControl's powerful web filtering application into its new Active Net Steward(tm) distributed firewall product. With the addition of SurfControl's filtering technology, Active Net Steward(tm) will deliver powerful, centrally-managed security for individual machines, together with Internet access control and network bandwidth optimisation. The SurfControl Content Filtering Engine SDK enables developers to integrate the company's advanced filtering technology into a range of systems and applications such as firewalls, proxy servers, search engines and ISP services. 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. Active Net Steward(tm) provides an added line of defence to support firewalls at the network perimeter and encryption and anti-virus measures. By populating networks with distributed, kernel-mode firewalls on all servers, desktop and portable machines, Active Net Steward(tm) offers further protection against perimeter breaches and against any inappropriate internal usage. Industry surveys estimate that up to 70% of security breaches are internal. According to Declan Grogan, SDL managing director: "Integrating SurfControl's application with Active Net Steward(tm) brings many additional benefits to users, including enhanced network performance, easier management and enforcement of security policies and more productive Internet usage. Active Net Steward(tm) can now give companies complete, centrally managed protection against internal security threats and network misuse." Nick Outteridge, director of OEM technology partnerships at SurfControl commented: "Active Net Steward(tm) addresses one of the most overlooked areas of network security -- the supposedly trusted LAN or Intranet. We're very pleased to be able to add further value to this advanced security solution with our filtering technology." Issued on behalf of SurfControl, contact Nick Outteridge, 01260 296200 firstname.lastname@example.org Press contact: Craig Coward, 01625 511966 email@example.com SDL Contact: Declan Grogan, sales & marketing director, Tel: +44 1937 584584 Declan@SecurityDesigners.com Press contact: Jane Harrad-Roberts, tel: +44 1244 330000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 About Security Designers Limited Security Designers Limited was set up by UK connectivity software house Network Designers in December 2000 with the technical expertise needed and capital to develop Active Net Steward into a world-class product with universal appeal. In a unique position SDL, has been able to capitalise on the 20 years of experience in traffic management and security issues, gained by it's parent company whilst implementing connectivity solutions for world leading organisations. Network Designers Limited, http://www.ndl.co.uk is a UK based connectivity software house, founded in 1982, providing excellence in communications protocols and gateways, terminal emulation and legacy to internet solutions. Clients include most local government and health organisations, AA Insurance, Hong Kong Police, Tesco and Transco. 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