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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

nick.outteridge@surfcontrol.com

Press contact: Craig Coward, 01625 511966

craig@edge-pr.co.uk


SDL Contact:

Declan Grogan, sales & marketing director,

Tel: +44 1937 584584

Declan@SecurityDesigners.com

Press contact: Jane Harrad-Roberts,

tel: +44 1244 330000

jane@marketingprojects.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


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. NDL is a private company, owned by its 38
employees, always profitable.


Steve Lowe

The Edge Partnership

Tel: 01625 511 966

Direct line: 01625 507 209

Mobile: 0775 924 4155

email steven@edge-pr.co.uk


http://www.edge-pr.co.uk

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