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Leading Provider of SaaS Web Security Is Named Security Product of the Year, Beating Out Finalists Including Websense and MessageLabs

LONDON and SAN MATEO, Calif. —September 25, 2008 —ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading provider of SaaS Web Security today announced that it’s Anywhere+ solution was named security product or service of the year 2008 by CNET Networks beating out finalists including Websense and MessageLabs. Anywhere+ is the world’s first SaaS Web security providing real-time protection from malware and enforcement of acceptable Internet usage policies for all users surfing the Web regardless of their location.

The CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards celebrate the greatest achievements of the UK’s business technology innovators, leaders and doers, and has become one of the most sought-after accolades for those involved in business and technology in the UK.

“Winning this prestigious award cements our place as the pioneer of SaaS Web Security and is a great vote of confidence in our role as innovators within the security industry,” said Eldar Tuvey, CEO at ScanSafe. “We are delighted to have been recognized by CNET Networks.”

Previous research from ScanSafe found that roaming employees are five times more likely to access inappropriate content on the road than in the office putting employers at risk of legal liability and exposure to malware. An analysis of 8 billion Web requests processed by the company in March this year confirms that roaming workers visit pornography sites 2.5 times more than their colleagues in the office and illegal file sharing sites 8.5 times more.

The judges of the CNET awards commented “With security within the enterprise still causing headaches, extending protection to the mobile workforce is often an agony too far. Delivering security-as-a-service through mobile connectivity, ScanSafe has an answer that is a very good fit to the way people actually work.”

ScanSafe’s suite of services includes Web Malware Scanning, Web Filtering, IM Control and Anywhere+. These unique services deliver complete security and control over Web and IM by scanning traffic in real-time and blocking malware and unwanted content before it reaches the corporate network. In addition, ScanSafe provides businesses with easy-to-use tools to create, enforce and monitor Web and IM use and protect their networks from unwanted content. ScanSafe’s solutions require no hardware, no upfront capital costs and no maintenance. As a result, customers typically experience a 30 to 40 percent savings over hardware solutions.

All of ScanSafe’s solutions are powered by Outbreak IntelligenceTM, a unique, multi-layered combination of threat detection technology that includes leading third party anti-virus engines and proprietary heuristics. Unlike other solutions which rely on URL databases to identify malicious sites, ScanSafe scans all Web requests in real time, so customers receive comprehensive protection from all threats, including threats that appear before an anti-virus signature is available.

To sign up for a free 30-day evaluation, visit http://www.scansafe.com/managed_services/free_evaluation.

About ScanSafe
ScanSafe is the largest global provider of SaaS Web Security, ensuring a safe and productive Internet environment for businesses. ScanSafe solutions keep viruses and spyware off corporate networks and allow businesses to control and secure the use of the Web and instant messaging. As a fully managed service, ScanSafe's solutions require no hardware, upfront capital costs or maintenance and provide unparalleled real-time threat protection. Powered by its proactive, multilayered Outbreak Intelligence TM threat detection technology, ScanSafe scans more than 10 billion Web requests and blocks 100 million threats each month for customers in over 60 countries.

With offices in London and San Mateo, California, ScanSafe is privately owned and financed by Benchmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners. The company received a 2007 CODiE award for Best Software as a Service Solution, the 2008 and 2007 SC Magazine Europe Award for Best Content Security Solution and was named one of Red Herring’s Top 100 Technology companies. For more information, visit www.scansafe.com.

Media Contact:
Susie Bailey
ScanSafe
Office: +44 (0) 20 7959 0648
Mobile: +44 (0) 7875 360 437
Email: susie.bailey@scansafe.com

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