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SurfControl Partners With Global Knowledge to Provide New Customer Training Courses

SurfControl Partners With Global Knowledge to Provide New Customer Training Courses

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/05/06 -- SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, today announced a partnership with Global Knowledge, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology, to offer new Web-based and classroom training courses to SurfControl customers. Courses will include detailed administrator training for SurfControl's Web Filter, E-mail Filter, and Enterprise Threat Shield products.

"By partnering with Global Knowledge, SurfControl will be able to deliver top-of-the line training courses to maximize the value customers receive from our products," said Bill Brannan, Vice President, Technical Services at SurfControl. "Armed with the added product technology and Internet security information provided by the new courses, users will gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing their SurfControl solutions are working to their full potential."

"Global Knowledge is thrilled to be working with SurfControl and its customers," said Bryan Pickett, Vice President & General Manager at Global Knowledge. "We have a considerable amount of experience designing customized courses for security product users and we'll be able to offer class participants the knowledge they need to protect their companies' networks easily and effectively with SurfControl products."

The new SurfControl training courses offered by Global Knowledge will be available to U.S. customers beginning in August. Courses will also be offered to European customers later this year. Users will be able to purchase and schedule courses through the SurfControl Web site and through SurfControl sales representatives, as well as through SurfControl channel partners. Customers can also purchase courses directly through Global Knowledge.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology (IT) and management professionals. The company offers a broad array of hands-on IT, project management, and professional skills training featuring proprietary core and custom curriculum, as well as content from leading companies, including Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, Oracle, and Red Hat. Delivered in classrooms, at private facilities, or over the Internet, Global Knowledge has helped Fortune 500 companies, organizations and government agencies leverage learning to turn knowledge into productivity for employees, customers, and channel partners. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,100 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. For more information visit

About SurfControl

SurfControl makes Internet communication a business advantage -- and not a threat. The SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite gives customers 360° Internet protection and covers every point of Internet vulnerability -- including inbound and outbound communication and employees on or off the network. All products in the Enterprise Protection Suite are backed by industry-leading threat detection, delivered by SurfControl's Global Threat Experts working 24/7 to provide customers with dynamic protection against emerging threats. The company has more than 20,000 customers worldwide, and employs more than 500 people in offices across the United States, Europe and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit

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