SurfControl Continues Successful Worldwide Partners in Security Tour;
Seminars Designed To Enhance Reseller Expertise With In-Depth Sales and
Congleton, UK. (May 2, 2003) - SurfControl (London:SRF, Nasdaq Europe:SRFC), the world's number one Web and e-mail filtering company, today announced the launch of its 2003 Worldwide Partners in Security Tour for resellers around the globe. Kicking off next week in Chicago, this year's tour includes professional sales training and technical workshops that provide resellers with essential information to increase revenue opportunities and help customers stop unwanted Internet content.
"Much of SurfControl's success is due to the strength of our global reseller partners," said Steve Purdham, SurfControl's CEO. "SurfControl resellers assist customers in finding solutions to manage the ever-increasing content security risks like spam, unauthorised instant messaging and peer-to-peer
communications. We are proud to continue our Worldwide Partners in Security Tour to support our resellers and provide them with valuable strategies to increase their bottom line."
This year's Worldwide Partners in Security Tour will give resellers a unique opportunity to enhance sales skills and increase technical knowledge of SurfControl filtering products. Exclusive professional sales training will provide attendees with strategies to win business, handle objections, and
close sales. In-depth technical workshops will give resellers comprehensive knowledge of SurfControl filtering products, covering topics such as installation, message administration and Adaptive Reasoning Technology (ART). Attendees will learn how SurfControl E-mail Filter provides a multi-layered approach to managing spam in the enterprise and how the company's newest product, SurfControl Instant Message Filter, can intelligently control the risks of unauthorized public instant messaging
(IM) and peer-to-peer communications.
Today's leading enterprises realize that all Internet content carries a risk and are turning to SurfControl Security Partners for sophisticated Web and e-mail filtering technology. More than 600 resellers worldwide have become SurfControl Security Partners including Deloitte & Touche, Halifax, Northrop
Grumman and True North.
"SurfControl provides a number of outstanding benefits to resellers and the Partners in Security Tour is one of them," said Michael Volk, president of True North and a SurfControl Platinum Security Partner. "Their sophisticated technology is the foundation for Web and e-mail filtering tools that are now
rapidly being adopted by government and enterprises to manage Internet risks and better secure networks. We appreciate SurfControl's dedication to our success and look forward to gaining additional expertise at an upcoming event."
Dates and locations for the 2003 Worldwide Partners in Security Tour include:
North American Dates
May 6-7 Chicago, IL
May 13-14 Atlanta, GA
May 21-22 Annapolis, MD
June 3-4 Irvine, CA
July 10-11 Oulton Park, England
Pacific Rim Dates
May 8 North Sydney, Australia
To learn more about SurfControl's 2003 Worldwide Partners in Security Tour and register for an event near you, please visit <http://www.surfcontrol.com/seminars>
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, which analysts expect to reach $6.2 billion in 2007.
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 one of the world's fastest growing technology companies having been recently ranked in the top 100
companies within the Deloitte & Touche European Technology Fast 500. SurfControl was also honored as Company of the Year at the 2002 techMARK Awards.
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