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Leading Provider of Software-as-a-Service Web Security Takes Top Honors for Second Consecutive Year

LONDON and SAN MATEO, Calif. —April 30, 2008 —ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading provider of Web Security-as-a-Service today announced that for the second year in the row it has received the SC Magazine Europe 2008 award for ‘Best Content Security’ beating out finalists including MessageLabs, McAfee, Secure Computing and Websense.

Now in its thirteenth year, these highly acclaimed awards are designed to recognise excellence and innovation in the IT security industry. ScanSafe was among more than 300 entries submitted for the SC Magazine Awards Europe. The panel of judges included chief security officers (CSOs) as well as high level IT security executives. The ‘Best Content Security Solution’ award recognises solutions that help companies monitor Web and email usage policies and protect their networks and staff from undesirable Web content or email. ScanSafe was presented with the award at the SC Magazine Awards gala dinner on Tuesday 22 April, 2008 at the Hurlingham Club in London.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award for a second time, especially as it is judged by CSOs and IT security professionals—those who are engaged in the day-to-day security battle,” said Chief Executive Officer Eldar Tuvey. “It validates the growing appeal and advantages of SaaS Web security and our commitment to delivering effortless security to businesses of all sizes.”

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. As a fully managed service, ScanSafe’s solutions require no hardware, no upfront capital costs and no maintenance. As a result, customers typically experience a 30 to 40 per cent saving 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.

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About ScanSafe

ScanSafe is the largest global provider of SaaS (software-as-a-service) 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 8 billion Web requests and blocks 80 million threats each month for customers in over 50 countries.

With offices in London and San Mateo, California, ScanSafe is privately owned and financed by Benchmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners. In addition to the back-to-back SC Magazine awards, the company received a 2007 CODiE award for Best Software as a Service Solution and was named one of Red Herring’s Top 100 Technology companies. For more information, visit


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