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MXtreme FIRST email security appliance to be awarded rigorous independent certification

London, UK (7th June 2004) - BorderWare Technologies Inc., announced today that it has once again set an industry milestone with the award of a Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for the MXtreme Mail Firewall, the first such award for an email security product. MXtreme is BorderWare’s comprehensive email security appliance designed to protect corporate mail systems from a wide range of security threats. This certification provides organisations with a clear standard for their mission critical email systems.

The MXtreme Mail Firewall provides email security beyond the usual spam and anti-virus controls offered by many vendors and provide them with in-depth defence against a complete range of threats to email. Analysts have already identified the need for such products and predicted rapid expansion in this market. MXtreme’s EAL4+ certification places it clearly in the number one position in this rapidly growing sector.

Peter Cox, International Vice President of BorderWare Technologies comments, “This award is the third Common Criteria EAL4+ certification gained by BorderWare Technologies, an achievement unbeaten by any other Firewall vendor. MXtreme is not only the first email security product to pass the exacting EAL4 standards, but the only email security product known to have been submitted for this level of certification. Other email security vendors simply have not recognised the importance of building their products on a solid security foundation.”

Recognised in 16 countries, including the UK and the US, Common Criteria is an independent international standard that provides assurance to users that the product’s security has been rigorously tested. EAL4 certification gives assurance that the solution is not susceptible to holes and vulnerabilities, and that vendor's development and support processes have also been audited. Many government departments, military organisations and an increasing number of commercial organisations require that products installed at the network perimeter hold this level of certification.

Cox continues, “One of the biggest benefits to customers is that Common Criteria EAL4 certification assures them that the product in question has undergone a rigorous independent vulnerability analysis and penetration testing. Third party vulnerability tests are the only way to ensure that a security product is well-designed and configured, minimising the chance of system compromise through hidden vulnerabilities. Lower levels of Common Criteria certification, such as EAL2 require only developer vulnerability testing. The danger of relying on the developer to carry out these tests is that errors and assumptions made in design and development are likely to be repeated in testing, thereby increasing the risk of overlooking product weaknesses.”

About MXtreme
MXtreme Mail Firewall is the Benchmark for Email Security. It installs at the network edge to deliver the most comprehensive perimeter security for an organisation's email infrastructure. MXtreme protects against Denial-of-Service attacks like MyDoom, buffer overflows, directory harvesting, spam, viruses, and other vulnerabilities that could paralyse email communications. MXtreme also provides the industry first failsafe clustering architecture for high availability to ensure zero downtime, zero latency and zero message loss.


About BorderWare
Founded in 1994, BorderWare Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of network security solutions for enterprises and government. BorderWare has more than 5000 customers worldwide, with systems deployed at various military, intelligence, defence, national security agencies, and corporations. The company has developed affiliations and partnerships with some of the industry's most prominent companies in Internet infrastructure and security including Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, F5 Networks, RSA Security, Research In Motion (RIM), Brightmail, Kaspersky Labs, and Network Engines. BorderWare is a private company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Dubai, Dallas, San Jose, and Washington DC. For more information visit

Media Contacts:
Linda Quemper
BorderWare Technologies
+44 (0) 7768 334700

Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
+44 (0) 1344 876558

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