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Anti-Spam Agent, Foreign Language Dictionaries, Embedded File Management
Features Offer Companies Enhanced Tools to Stop Spam and Centralize
Management of E-mail Content Security

CONGLETON, UK (April 14, 2003) - SurfControl (London:SRF, Nasdaq Europe:
SRFC), the world's number one Web and e-mail filtering company, announced
today the launch of SurfControl E-mail Filter 4.6 to help enterprises stop
spam and start managing e-mail content security more efficiently.

The enhanced SurfControl E-mail Filter incorporates features that give
companies the ability to identify and stop spam at the network edge,
centralize and better manage content security and increase the monitoring
and analysis of e-mail content, both in the body of the e-mail and in
attachments. These enhancements help companies increase network security
and user productivity, optimize network resources and reduce legal risks
associated to e-mail communications.

"E-mail filtering and advanced anti-spam technology are now a business
imperative for every organization," says Steve Purdham, SurfControl's CEO.
"That's why more than 1.4 million enterprise mailboxes worldwide are now
filtered with SurfControl's E-mail Filter."

Purdham states the latest version of the SurfControl E-mail Filter better
meets the demands of large enterprises with multiple locations, heavy e-mail
traffic and complex networks. "The latest enhancements give organizations
the world's best protection against spam and the wide variety of risks
inherent in e-mail," he said.

The latest enhancements include dictionaries to filter e-mail content in six
languages and improvements to enable more granular spam management and
greater customization by end users. SurfControl E-mail Filter 4.6 includes:

* Embedded File Management helps organizations identify unauthorized
files or images that have been embedded in other documents as a way of
circumventing security, and then checks the content against an
organization's acceptable use policy and rules.

* Multi-Language Dictionaries, available in English, Dutch, French,
German, Italian and Spanish, give companies extensive, customizable content
dictionaries unmatched in the industry, right out of the box. Spam does not
recognize borders so multi-language dictionaries are an indispensable part
of effective e-mail filtering.

* Anti-Spam Agent categories have been expanded to highlight content
categories most often found in new spam, such as Finance, Dating &
Personals, and Novelty Software. Enterprises now have more granular spam
management capabilities than ever before, because one company's spam is
another company's legitimate e-mail. Granularity gives companies the
flexibility to identify their definition of spam.

* The Rules and the Logging Database have been updated to provide
organizations centralized network data and advanced reporting capabilities
to ease administration of multiple locations and e-mail servers.

* Fail Over and Load Balancing management capabilities, for larger
enterprises over 20,000 users, ensure that their e-mail systems are up and
running and that e-mail is being screened and processed through multiple
SurfControl filtering servers that share information, rules processing and
can serve as backups should one fail.

"The combination of technologies within a single product illustrates
SurfControl's use of "layering" functions to produce the best e-mail
filtering tool in the marketplace," Purdham said.

SurfControl E-mail Filter technology combines multiple layers of spam
detection and content filtering, including artificial intelligence, Boolean
logic and a vast spam signature database to identify and classify spam in
real time. It also includes some of the industry's strongest anti-virus
protection, to scan, cleanse and block e-mail borne viruses, by file type
and in attachments. It also gives companies the ability to assess e-mail
content risk in an offline production environment with E-mail Audit to
review historical e-mail communication without having to reconfigure their
current network settings. E-mail Audit provides organizations with insight
into exposure to potential risks and can help them develop effective
acceptable use policies.

For further information, please contact:

James Russell / Natasha Staley


0118 989 5600 /

About SurfControl

SurfControl plc, the world's number one Web and e-mail filtering company, is
the only company in the security market offering a total content security
solution that combines Web and e-mail filtering technology with the
industry's largest, most accurate and relevant content database and adaptive
reasoning tools to automate content recognition. SurfControl is the leading
content security company in the secure content management market, a market
analysts expect to reach nearly $5 billion by 2006.

SurfControl's Internet monitoring and policy management solutions are
flexible, scaleable and interoperable to meet the diverse needs of all its
markets -- corporate, education, home and OEM. SurfControl, which can be
installed in any network environment, offers a choice of platform
independent or integrated solutions. SurfControl has world-class partners,
including Microsoft, Check Point, Cisco, IBM and Nokia, as well as a
customer base that includes many of the world's largest corporations.

The company offers the most sophisticated yet easy to use technology, the
best understanding of market needs and a global reach unmatched in the
industry. SurfControl has been recognized as the fastest growing company in
the North of England at the U.K. Deloitte & Touche 2002 Technology Fast 50,
and was honored as Company of the Year at the 2002 techMARK Awards.

For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit

James Russell

Tel: 0118 989 5605
Mob: 07879 842077
Fax: 0118 989 5656
Web: <>

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