ScanSafe Scoops BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Award


Pioneer of SaaS Web Security Awarded Information Security Product of the Year 2009

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — November 13 2009 — ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading global provider of SaaS Web Security, today announced that it has been awarded the Information Security Product of the Year 2009 at the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards, beating out finalists including MessageLabs and SafeNet.

The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards have created a platform for the entire IT profession to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. ScanSafe was presented with the award at the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry gala dinner on Thursday 12 November, 2009 at Battersea Park Events Arena, London.

“We are honoured to be recognised as ‘Information Security Product of the Year’ by BCS and Computing,” said Eldar Tuvey, CEO at ScanSafe. “We believe that these new awards will set a benchmark for excellence in IT and we are delighted to be included. This further validates the effectiveness of our solution and the growing appeal of SaaS Web security.”

ScanSafe’s suite of services includes Web Malware Scanning, Web Filtering and Anywhere+. These unique services deliver complete security and control over the Web by scanning traffic in real time and blocking malware and unwanted content before it reaches the corporate network.

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.

As a SaaS solution ScanSafe’s offerings require no hardware, upfront capital costs or maintenance and provide unparalleled real-time threat protection with zero latency. As a result, the services increase productivity, reduce bandwidth consumption and offer a lower total cost of ownership than hardware or software solutions. In addition, by removing the burden of maintenance, the solutions free internal IT resources, allowing them to focus on projects directly related to an organisation’s core competency.

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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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