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Marshal8e6 To Provide Web Security Library To Microsoft

Redmond will integrate the Marshal8e6 Library of URLs and keywords into the Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS) platform
Orange, Calif. -- May 6, 2009 -- Marshal8e6, a global provider of Secure Web Gateway and email security products to over 20,000 businesses worldwide, today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Corporation to supply URL categorization for Microsoft products. Microsoft will integrate the comprehensive Marshal8e6 Library of URLs and keywords, the backbone of the company's Web filtering solutions, into the Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS) platform. In addition, Marshal8e6 will join the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), and will receive security vulnerability information from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update.

"We are incredibly enthusiastic about the collaboration with Marshal8e6, and view the company's comprehensive URL Library and in-depth Web expertise as a valuable component of our broad goal to protect customers with 'business-ready' endpoint security and management solutions. It was a natural move to incorporate their data into our reputation services," said Greg Kohanim, Microsoft Product Unit Manager, Identity and Security Division. "It is exactly this type of collaboration that enables us to deliver comprehensive security and management solutions."

The Microsoft Reputation Service (MRS) is a cloud-based object categorization system designed to provide comprehensive reputation content to enable core trust scenarios across Forefront and Microsoft security and management endpoint solutions. The first Forefront branded product that MRS will support is the Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), slated for release later this year. Microsoft TMG customers will have access to in-depth URL identification and classification that is provided in part by Marshal8e6.

With over 13 years in development, the Marshal8e6 Library is one of the oldest and most comprehensive filtering libraries available today. It consists of millions of URLs and keywords, divided into over 100 categories, and is maintained in real-time by the Marshal8e6 TRACElabs, a collection of highly-skilled Internet threat experts. TRACElabs works around the clock on multiple continents to ensure customers receive up-to-the-minute categorizations and protections from Internet threats such as malicious code, viruses, spyware, phishing and blended threats. Now one of just a handful of security vendors in the MAPP program, TRACElabs will also receive vulnerability information before the monthly Microsoft patch releases and can provide customers with rapid and updated protections against possible exploits and attacks.

"Marshal8e6 is thrilled to be part of the coveted MAPP program, and are equally pleased that our extensive URL Library has been selected as a provider of Web filtering categorization for the next generation of Microsoft's Forefront Threat Management Gateway," said Paul Myer, senior vice president, Corporate Development, Marshal8e6. "Our partnership with Microsoft further validates our extensive Web filtering expertise and provides a channel with which we can help protect many more organizations from today's and tomorrow's Web-based threats.""

About Marshal8e6 Marshal8e6 is a global provider of Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and email security products. We are the only security company able to provide integrated, reliable and effective enterprise-class multi-layered solutions. Our deep expertise in Web and email allows us to correlate real-time threat intelligence to protect organizations from current and emerging threats. With 20,000 customers and 16 million end users in 96 countries, the company is privately held and based in Orange, California with international headquarters in London and offices worldwide. For more information about Marshal8e6, please visit http://www.marshal8e6.com