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ScanSafe Named Worldwide Leader of SaaS Web Security Market by Leading Analyst Firm

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO — October 14, 2009 — ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading global provider of SaaS Web Security, today announced that it has been ranked as the worldwide market leader in SaaS Web security, according to influential market research firm IDC. New data within the recently released "Worldwide Web Security 2009–2013 Forecast and 2008 Vendor Shares” report, shows that ScanSafe holds over 30% of the worldwide SaaS Web security market – more than four times the market share of any other named vendors, including Websense, Blue Coat and Symantec.

According to the IDC report, which ranked vendor market share based on revenue, the Web security market consists of three distinct segments: software, appliances and SaaS. The SaaS sector of the market is forecast to reach $513 million by 2013, with a compound annual growth rate of 46.5% for the next five years. The growth in SaaS Web security is set to exceed the growth in software and appliances by a large margin.

“We are honored to be recognized by IDC as the leader in SaaS Web security,” said Eldar Tuvey, CEO at ScanSafe. “Our dominant position and market share allow us to take advantage of powerful network effects to offer our customers lower costs, enhanced security through greater threat visibility and a proven scalable platform for security of their Internet traffic. As more and more customers join our network, these benefits become even more pronounced.”

"ScanSafe, the worldwide leader for SaaS Web Security, has been a pioneer in helping organizations defend against the Web 2.0 threat environment,” said Brian Burke, Program Director for IDC's security program. "Web 2.0 environments have become a major source of malware distribution, identity fraud, privacy violations and corporate data loss. ScanSafe helps organizations leverage the value of Web 2.0 tools responsibly without sacrificing security and regulatory compliance requirements. A recent report published by IDC entitled, "Worldwide Web Security 2009–2013 Forecast and 2008 Vendor Shares”, found ScanSafe as the overall worldwide market share leader with over 30% of the global market.”

ScanSafe’s suite of services includes Web Malware Scanning, Web Filtering and Anywhere+. All of ScanSafe’s solutions are powered by Outbreak Intelligence™, 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.

About ScanSafe

ScanSafe (www.scansafe.com) is the pioneer and largest global provider of SaaS Web Security, ensuring a safe and productive Internet environment for businesses. ScanSafe solutions keep malware off corporate networks and allow businesses to control and secure the use of the Web. As a SaaS solution, ScanSafe eliminates the burden of purchasing and maintaining infrastructure in-house, significantly lowering the total cost of ownership. Powered by its proactive, multilayered Outbreak Intelligence™ threat detection technology, ScanSafe processes more than 20 billion Web requests and 200 million blocks each month for customers in over 100 countries.

In 2009, the company was awarded “Best Content Security” solution by SC Magazine Europe for the third consecutive year.

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Email: susie.bailey@scansafe.com