Commtouch Opens Email Security Blog to the Public to Share Insights and Early Warnings: Celebrates a Year of Blogging with Anti-Spam Cartoon

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Commtouch (NASDAQ:CTCHD) today announced that it is opening up its email security blog, the Commtouch Cafe, to the general public.

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Today email threats spread around the world in a matter of minutes. With Commtouch's unique view of over a billion email messages per day, we can rapidly spot developing trends and provide warning of new threats

    The public launch is celebrated with an Anti-Spam Cartoon; a short animated clip about Commtouch Recurrent Pattern Detection(TM) technology, viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnD50mSvLPk .

The blog has provided a crucial communication resource internally for Commtouch employees since last January, and has been a running commentary on email security issues such as MP3 spam, holiday spam, and how to catch a zombie quickly. Commtouch decided to open the blog to the public to serve as an email security resource for the media, partners, and anyone interested in gaining insight into email trends, and potential early warning of new threats directly from the experts.

"Today email threats spread around the world in a matter of minutes. With Commtouch's unique view of over a billion email messages per day, we can rapidly spot developing trends and provide warning of new threats," said Rebecca Steinberg Herson, vice president of marketing at Commtouch. "The Commtouch Cafe blog allows the experts at Commtouch - many of whom typically work behind the scenes - to share their knowledge in a broad forum."

The blog is expected to be an essential resource for Commtouch's network of licensing partners, as well as the media and industry analysts; it provides descriptive data and knowledgeable commentary about emerging spam and malware outbreaks, and the zombie or bot networks used to distribute and host them.

To access the latest email security data and commentary, visit the Commtouch Cafe: http://blog.commtouch.com/cafe/.

The blog is the latest in a series of freely available tools provided by Commtouch, including:

-- Malware Outbreak Center - provides comparative catch-time data about recent email-borne virus outbreaks

-- Real-Time Outbreak Monitor - displays the location and content of spam outbreaks in a real time feed from Commtouch's Global Detection Centers

-- Spam Lab Online Statistics - 12-month view of the size of outbreaks, top spam sending countries and top spam sending domains

-- Spam Cost Calculator - organizations can input their own parameters and calculate how much spam is costing them

About Commtouch

Commtouch Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTCHD) is dedicated to protecting and preserving the integrity of the world's most important communications tool -- email. Commtouch has over 17 years of experience developing messaging software and is a global developer and provider of proprietary anti-spam, Zero-Hour virus protection and Reputation Service solutions. Using core technologies including RPD (Recurrent Pattern Detection(TM)), the Commtouch Detection Center analyzes billions of email messages per week to identify new spam and malware outbreaks within minutes of their introduction into the Internet. Integrated by scores of OEM partners, Commtouch technology protects thousands of organizations, with hundreds of millions of users in over 100 countries. Commtouch is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, see: http://www.commtouch.com, including the Commtouch online lab detailing spam statistics and charts.

Recurrent Pattern Detection, RPD, Zero-Hour and GlobalView are trademarks, and Commtouch is a registered trademark, of Commtouch Software Ltd. U.S. Patent No. 6,330,590 is owned by Commtouch.

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