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Marlow, UK – April 21, 2010 – Sunbelt Software, a provider of Windows security software, today announced that VIPRE® Antivirus Premium has received certification for Desktop/Server Anti-Virus Detection and Cleaning from ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business. VIPRE Antivirus Premium earned certification for its high-performance anti-malware protection, which includes desktop firewall.

“The growing volume of threats makes it more critical than ever for consumers to have access to reliable, high-performing endpoint security products that deliver fast, powerful and comprehensive malware protection,” says Andrew Hayter, anti-malcode program manager at ICSA Labs. “Given the number of anti-malware options available to consumers, it is important that products are rigorously tested by a third-party certification body, such as ICSA Labs, to verify that high standards of quality and reliability are met.”

VIPRE Antivirus Premium is designed to provide the fundamental, necessary desktop malware protection that users need in today’s threat environment. Instead of creating a product loaded with “marketing” features (such as parental controls or online backup), Sunbelt focused on the core features that provide users with comprehensive protection – desktop firewall, host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), malicious URL filtering and an intrusion detection system (IDS).

“VIPRE Antivirus Premium offers consumers an award-winning antivirus and antispyware endpoint security solution with an integrated firewall,” said Curt Larson, VIPRE product manager at Sunbelt Software. “VIPRE was built with the consumer in mind to provide excellent endpoint protection without unnecessary features and functionality that slow down the performance of PCs. The ICSA Labs certification is a benchmark that confirms the reliability of Sunbelt’s powerful security product.”

ICSA Labs Anti-Virus Certification is achieved by meeting all criteria aimed at preventing the end user from becoming infected by viruses in-the-wild, as well as the ability to detect and remove those viruses prior to causing infection. VIPRE Antivirus Premium protection is designed to ensure the proper detection of self-replicating viruses before they can do any damage to the host system, or compromise user data or security.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification of security products. Many of the world’s top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. Businesses rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. ICSA Labs was the first security-product testing organisation to earn ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating the laboratory’s world-class capabilities. For more information about ICSA Labs, visit: http://www.icsalabs.com.

About Sunbelt Software

Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security software including enterprise antivirus, antispyware, email security, and malware analysis tools. Leading products include the VIPRE® and CounterSpy® product lines, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver™, CWSandbox™, and ThreatTrack™.

For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com. To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt’s corporate blog at http://www.sunbeltblog.com.

Contacts:

Martin Brindley
Davies Murphy Group
+44 1256 807360
sunbelt@daviesmurphy.com
www.daviesmurphy.com

Laurie Murrell
Sunbelt Software
+1-727-562-0101
lauriem@sunbeltsoftware.com
www.sunbeltsoftware.com

Copyright © 2010 Sunbelt Software. All rights reserved. All trademarks used are owned by their respective companies.

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