SCOTTS VALLEY, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — July 11, 2006 — SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet protection, and Network Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ: NENG), a leading appliance partner for Microsoft security solutions, today announced that they are teaming up to offer a new line of seamlessly integrated secure appliances, optimized for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server.
“By partnering with SurfControl and working in tandem with Microsoft, we hope to take enterprise security appliances to the next level,” said Hugh Kelly, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Network Engines. “Our shared goal is to provide users with the most seamless out-of-the-box experience possible, and radically increase the ease in which enterprises can purchase and implement secure appliances.”
SurfControl and Network Engines co-branded appliances will be available later this year and will support Microsoft ISA Server 2006. The new appliances will feature the latest award-winning SurfControl technology designed to protect networks and individuals from Internet threats such as malware, viruses, and phishing attacks.
“This partnership will facilitate a whole new family of security solutions for enterprise customers,” said Rocco Donnino, Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at SurfControl. “SurfControl’s commitment to 360 degrees Internet protection and secure messaging actively complements Network Engines’ highly scalable, manageable and easily deployable appliances and will allow us to deliver a whole new level of end-to-end security solutions.”
“SurfControl and Network Engines are valued industry partners, dedicated to improving customer security,” said Steve Brown, Director of Product Management for Security and Access Product Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “We expect this new partnership between SurfControl and Network Engines to translate into a tightly integrated offering that delivers an enterprise class solution for customers.”