SentryBay And NetSTAR Sign Strategic Technology Partnership

Software will support malware and parental control within mobile

January 13, 2012

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LONDON and TOKYO, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Security specialist SentryBay has announced that it has signed a new technology partnership deal with NetSTAR, a global leader in OEM secure Web filtering. The first phase of the deal will see NetSTAR's content filtering, malware protection and parental control technology embedded within SentryBay's existing mobile security software.

NetSTAR, Japan's premier developer of URL filtering product technologies and services, supplies its self-developed filtering engines and high-quality URL database to a number of high profile partner companies globally through its inCompass SDK. This allows filtering services for end users, log analysis services, distribution services, ISPs, search services, etc., allowing for improved safety for Internet browsing and more efficient Internet access.

From Q1 2012, NetSTAR technology will be included within SentryBay's existing mobile device platform, enhancing its ID theft protection capabilities, as well as adding malware protection, content filtering and parental controls. NetSTAR offers the only 4th generation solution in the market place and has the ability to support any cloud-based infrastructure. In addition to malware and security, inCompass has the unique ability to adapt URL filtering for different cultures and regions.

Dave Waterson, CEO of SentryBay, commented: "We are delighted to sign this partnership with NetSTAR, a company that built its success on providing a true global filtering solution. This deal allows us to lead the market with the best mobile malware detection and prevention in the industry and bring true dynamic content filtering and parental controls to our users.

"As the use of mobile and cloud platforms grow, so to do the security risks. We are committed to providing the most secure platform possible to our customers across the world, and NetSTAR will play a pivotal part in that process. By building NetSTAR's capabilities into our mobile device platform, we are adding another layer of defense to our mobile offering."

Noboru Ogahara, President of NetSTAR, said: "We were pleased to be selected by SentryBay as their OEM partner in providing mobile malware and URL parental controls, confirming inCompass as the fastest real-time dynamic engine and most comprehensive database in the industry. As an adaptive 4th generation technology provider, we bring four layers of defense to support SentryBay's mobile offering."

About SentryBay

SentryBay is a leader in Internet data security software -- its proactive solutions offer unparalleled security in real-time, preventing identity theft and theft of corporate data -- reducing fraud costs and eliminating disruption to Web services, while protecting brands and corporate reputations. SentryBay is a privately held company headquartered in London. For more information, please visit

About NetSTAR

NetSTAR specializes in the development of URL filtering software and services and in the collection and categorization of URL lists. Recognized for high performance with low false positive rate, inCompass by NetSTAR technology is currently utilized by mobile phone operators, large enterprise appliances, and multinational service providers where it is integrated into SMB appliances, deployed in consumer products, and is a back bone that many software developers can rely upon for URL filtering and broad ranging categorization applications. For more information, please visit

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