Microsoft ISA Firewalls Gets New Appliance from SurfControl

Scotts Valley, California – (Website Hosting Directory – July 17, 2006 – Internet protection provider, SurfControl, and Network Engines, Inc., an appliance partner for Microsoft security solutions, will join to offer a new line of seamlessly integrated secure appliances, optimized for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server.

Hugh Kelly, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Network Engines explained, ’’By partnering with SurfControl and working in tandem with Microsoft, we hope to take enterprise security appliances to the next level. 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.

Rocco Donnino, Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at SurfControl offered, ’’This partnership will facilitate a whole new family of security solutions for enterprise customers. 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.’’

Steve Brown, Director of Product Management for Security and Access Product Marketing at Microsoft Corp. added, ’’SurfControl and Network Engines are valued industry partners, dedicated to improving customer security. 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.’’

Network Engines appliances are designed to ease the deployment, enhance manageability, and increase security of mission-critical software applications. Founded in 1997, Network Engines is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol NENG.

SurfControl makes Internet communication a business advantage — and not a threat. The SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite gives customers 360 degrees 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.

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