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Web Crossing, Inc. Selects Engate for Preemptive Email Security
[February 26, 2007]

Web Crossing, Inc. Selects Engate for Preemptive Email Security


Unprecedented Innovation, ‘Smart Rules’, and Next-Generation Approach to Eliminating Botnet Threats Cited for Web Crossing's Choice of the Engate MailSentinel

San Jose, CA – February 26, 2007 — Engate Technology Corporation today announced that WebCrossing, Inc., the innovative leader in online community and collaboration solutions, selected Engate to preemptively block spam and malicious threats at the connection level for incoming mail traffic. Engate, the leading supplier of next generation network profiling connection management security solutions, provided the product chosen to meet the requirement for the highest level of accuracy possible against all threats, including, spam, image spam, phish, botnets, etc. Web Crossing uses the Engate MailSentinel™ for company email and for select, hosted email customers.

“Since Web Crossing is in the online community and collaboration business, our staff practically lives online,” explained Tim Lundeen, President and CEO, WebCrossing, Inc. "We looked at vendors on the market and chose Engate for their innovative approach, top-level understanding of next generation email security and its connection-level protection. The Engate MailSentinel has helped us stay productive, and efficiently deploy reliable collaboration services.”

"We’re proud to align with an innovative company like WebCrossing who is the leader in Internet collaboration solutions used by online communities and has a unique approach to social networking that aligns large groups of people with similar interests," said Wil Cochran, President and CEO, Engate. “We're pleased that WebCrossing has validated our value proposition by selecting Engate to preemptively protect their network from the threat of botnet infection. Our growing customer base continues to confirm that our unique network profiling connection management technology delivers superior accuracy to any other anti-spam solution on the market.”

Unprecedented 99% Accuracy in Eliminating Botnet Security Threats

Botnets are one of the most dangerous security threats today, where computers of unsuspecting customers are covertly controlled to attack other computers with vast quantities of malicious and unwanted email. Out of 600 million computers that are connected to the Internet, up to 150 million are compromised by botnets. Residential botnets represent the largest increase in spam over the past year, whereby nineteen out of twenty of the largest spamming networks consist of residential broadband connections, representing over 80% of the spam on the Internet today -- equivalent to 6.5 billion emails a day. Typical botnet threats include spam, worms, image spam, viruses, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), and fraud / identity theft via phishing. These variety of botnet threats intensify as the spammer innovatively avoids detection by updating other bots with the location of a new server in the network and shifting the spam load to another, as-yet-undiscovered, bot.

Engate has the only technology in the industry to preemptively block all variety of malicious threats and stealth tactics from botnets. Engate solves this problem by differentiating between legitimate and non legitimate mail transfer agents (MTAs). By doing so, Engate establishes permanent profiles of every IP address in an offending network, whether or not that IP address has sent spam. This results in the preemptive interdiction of inbound email from all illicit botnet MTAs, thereby providing the most innovative approach to threat protection.

Engate Delivers Next Generation Email Threat Preemption

Using eight patent-pending technologies, Engate MailSentinel™ delivers preemptive threat protection by uniquely profiling the entire spamming network, analyzing every IP within the network, and establishing ‘smart rules’ to block malicious email at the connection level. Engate is impervious to threats because it uses proprietary techniques and source information that cannot be forged, circumvented or adapted by a spammers’ present and future ingenuity. Engate MailSentinel™ segregates between legitimate mail servers, and all other network functions, thereby making accurate judgments about the legitimacy of inbound mail.

Engate uniquely functions at 99% accuracy at the protocol level, without throttling, capturing, storing or reading email content. This empowers Engate customers to deliver unmatched performance with no risk of delay in mail delivery. Engate MailSentinel™ adds incremental value to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management systems by helping their customers to radically reduce the volume of unwanted traffic prior to their receipt at the destination mail systems. Once illicit email is accurately interdicted at the connection level, Engate directs legitimate mail to the mail transfer agent, and if desired, filtering for objectionable content. The result is drastically smaller volumes of email that require application layer filtering, as well as a reduced load on the email infrastructure, setting a new benchmark for anti-spam protection and customer satisfaction.

Availability

Engate MailSentinel™ is available immediately to service providers and enterprises and can be licensed to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. For more information, please contact Engate via email: info@engate.com, telephone: 775.745.7151, or visit the company‘s website: www.engate.com.


About WebCrossing, Inc.

Web Crossing, Inc. is the virtual communities and collaboration tools powerhouse. The award-winning Web Crossing products help companies and organizations extend brands and build relationships. Further information can be found at http://www.webcrossing.com.


About Engate Technology Corporation

Engate Technology Corporation, winner of the IT Product of the Year award, delivers next generation network profiling connection management security solutions for service providers and enterprises, and can be licensed to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. With a leading vision of the email security boundary market direction, the company’s flagship product, Engate MailSentinel™, delivers preemptive SMTP connection level protection against all threats. Engate’s proprietary technology operates with or without disk drives, enabling OEMs to integrate threat preemption technology into hardware and software. Engate’s Network Profiling Connection Management technology can be extensible to other protocols, such as Instant Messaging and Internet Telephony, delivering the best safeguard for today’s and tomorrow’s threats. For more information, contact Engate at 775.745.7151, or visit the company‘s website at www.engate.com.


Contact Info:

Engate Technology Corporation
Anthony dellaBusa
(613) 797-7976
abusa@engate.com

WebCrossing, Inc.
Naomi Pearce, Pearce Communications
510.528.0824
pr@webcrossing.com


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Engate, the Engate logo, Engate MailSentinel, Engate ConnectionManager, Engate GlobalRules and all Engate products are trademarks of Engate Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries and are used under license. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Engate – a leading supplier of SMTP connection management, network profiling, email security boundary, reputation based security, SMTP protocol level security and anti-spam solutions.


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