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SurfControl Web Filter Receives Premium Level Certification From West Coast Labs

SurfControl Web Filter Receives Premium Level Certification From West Coast Labs

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/16/06 -- SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, today announced that SurfControl Web Filter for Microsoft ISA Server has been awarded Premium Checkmark Certification for Web Content Filtering from West Coast Labs. By awarding this level of certification, West Coast Labs confirms that SurfControl Web Filter successfully detects 100% of URLs used in the lab's Web filtering tests.

In the report that accompanies the certification, West Coast Labs states that SurfControl Web Filter "is a well thought out and comprehensive product that does exactly what it is put in place to do." It also states that "SurfControl has given careful consideration to what will enhance the core functionality of the product to make the lives of both administrators and managers within a company a lot easier."

West Coast Lab's Checkmark certification system is a quality testing and certification service with established, independent standards on product effectiveness. The system certifies information security products to real-world standards. For nearly 10 years, West Coast Labs has worked closely with the world's leading security technology developers and user groups and is one of the world's leading test and research labs, as well as an established global brand.

SurfControl Web Filter

SurfControl Web Filter provides the strongest combination of protection, flexibility and scalability of any Web content security solution in the market. It allows users to actively monitor network use and abuse anywhere in their organization. SurfControl Web Filter provides unequalled protection from inbound and outbound malicious content, including spyware, adware, phishing, and viruses, as well as catching inappropriate Web usage, including streaming media, file downloads, pornography, and copyright violations.

About SurfControl

SurfControl makes Internet communication a business advantage -- and not a threat. The SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite gives customers 360 degrees Internet protection and covers all points 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 22,000 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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