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- Anti-spam and web control set to become business-critical
- Secon offers "most advanced solution" with Cobion

London, England – 31 July 2003 - Specialist IT security company, Secon Solutions, has highlighted the spam problem as regulators struggle with anti-spam legislation. The company believes that legislation alone will struggle to even slow the tide as spammers hide from the law in countries outside regulation, and that anti-spam technology will be a "must-have" for corporates before the end of the year.

Secon has seen significantly increased business for anti-spam solutions and for url filtering tools in the last month. Early adopters include education, NHS, Government and Councils all of whom have identified the need to protect employees from time-wasting and potentially offensive content.

"With all the recent publicity on spam and the problem with its regulation, the business community is beginning to realise that legislation will not stop the tide," said Robert Gupta, Managing Director of Secon. "The problem can only get worse and the time is right to look at robust technical solutions."

Secon has been appointed a specialist reseller for the Cobion "OrangeBox" anti-spam and url filtering solutions. Cobion is the most advanced solution on the market, says Secon, with a far bigger spam database than competitors, support for 11 languages, a rigorous 10-step filtering engine, and a home/remote user version.

"The Cobion solutions are virtually bulletproof," added Gupta. "They are better at blocking, avoid over-blocking, and are around half the cost of competitive products which use add-on extras to push up the price."

Cobion's product was developed to use every available method to block inappropriate material. The system includes a flesh tone checker, for example, to block pornographic images in email. The language support extends to checks for offensive text in emails and web sites in all 11 langauges, and heuristic content checking can identify previously unlogged spam.

The issues of inappropriate digital content go beyond the IT department, says the company, and need addressing by HR departments as more offensive material circulates. Companies are duty-bound to protect employees from these materials, both inbound and outbound. In addition, companies have long-identified the need to control employee's web time, to reduce abuse of Internet access at work, which has become a significant cost to business.

Cobion's technological core competencies are content analysis and intelligent content processing. Our unmatched ability to extract information from digital content helps you safeguard vital assets and preserve the integrity of your workplace. Cobions products are focussed on content, within intranets, on gateways or the Internet. Cobion's products are detailed at

Secon Solutions, launched in 1999, was the first specialist IT security reseller in the UK.

Over the last four years it has built up a reputation as a trusted provider of end-to-end security solutions for businesses of all sizes, from the smallest SME through to Times Top 100 organisations. Secon operates across a range of vertical markets with particular expertise in financial services, in local government and the retail sector.

Secon Solutions not only provides and implements a range of comprehensive network security solutions geared to its clients needs but also offers specialist, professionally recognised and certified training so that clients can get the most from their software. In addition it operates 24X7 customer technical support which, if necessary, could include nation wide on-site assistance. A penetration testing service is also available.

Contacts for further information:-

Peter Linton
Media Link
0118 984 3386

Robert Gupta
Secon Solutions Limited
020 8255 0777

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