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Quaresso Announces Protect On Q

Protect On Q instantly delivers an armored browser upon connection to the website

AUSTIN, TX – November 15, 2010 – Quaresso™, a leading provider of on demand web browser security solutions, today announced a new version of Protect On Q, which makes web information protection as easy as opening a browser. Web sites can now instantly extend security to the end point, without needing to manage client software, for easy customer deployment and enforcement. With Protect On Q, online enterprises including financial services, healthcare, media and government agencies, protect user credentials and browser session content from theft or data leakage by malware or users and reduce costs associated with software deployment and support.

Convenient “anytime, “anywhere” access has driven explosive growth in online services, from electronic banking and enterprise collaboration to insurance and healthcare portals. The volume of private and sensitive data delivered to browsers is higher than ever. Unfortunately, the browser has also become the primary vulnerability point for data leakage and malware attacks. Compounding the problem, the web access model means that web sites typically don’t control connecting PCs.

“Online enterprises are concerned about data being compromised by the users on their web site, while the user accessing the site is worried about protecting their machine from malware,” said Mark Elliot, founder and CEO, Quaresso. “Protect On Q is the only online web browser security solution that gives web site owners the ability to lock down the web without deploying a client.”

Protect On Q instantly delivers an armored browser upon connection to the web site and protects the data at the end point, even if it has already been compromised by malware. Online enterprises get the security they need to protect their business, and users benefit from an easy-to-use, automatically secured browser session.

To prevent data leakage, Protect On Q enables web applications to place strict controls over the saving, copying or printing of browser-delivered information. Protect On Q is downloaded automatically and transparently to the user’s browser and leaves no footprint once the browser is closed, eliminating user software support costs.

“While one major path for sensitive data loss on employee-owned devices is simply employee mistakes, the threat of higher botnet compromise rates on consumer PCs is very real, and security teams will need to invest in additional resources to mitigate these threats,” said John Pescatore, vice president and research fellow at Gartner Research.

Protect On Q highlights:

On demand – Armored browser is downloaded automatically and transparently with no signature downloads, software updates, client maintenance costs or administration.

Zero-hour malware defenses – Patented detection and suppression of applications that can compromise browser data, such as key loggers, frame grabbers and MITB.

Data leak prevention – Controls user operations such as copy, save, clipboard, print and print screen within the browser to ensure information is not leaked. These controls extend to child processes launched, including applications such as Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office.

32-bit Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 and 64-bit Windows 7 and Vista support – In addition to Internet Explorer 8, this includes support for 64-bit applications such as Office 2010 and Acrobat Reader.

Integration with Citrix Netscaler – Enables easy deployment integration with Citrix’s market-leading Application Delivery Controller.

Pricing and Availability

Protect On Q will be generally available in December. Pricing starts at US $29.00 a year per user for 100 – 249 users. For more information, visit the Quaresso web site or call (512) 590-7731.

About Quaresso

Quaresso Software Technologies, Inc is a leading provider of on demand web browser security solutions that secure information and content at the endpoint. Our products give enterprises the ability to extend security controls temporarily to web browser sessions, providing information protection and data leakage prevention wherever your users are. Quaresso was founded by veterans of respected Internet security companies including Blue Coat, Check Point, NetContinuum, Symantec and Whole Security. Quaresso is a privately held, investor-backed corporation based in Austin, Texas. For further information, visit http://www.quaresso.com/

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Quaresso is a trademark of Quaresso Software Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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