DeepNines and Netsweeper Partner to Deliver Integrated Content Filtering

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Partnership Enables Best-in-Class Web Security and URL Filtering for Education, Enterprise and Government Networks of All Sizes

Netsweeper Inc.

We needed a business partner that could provide dynamic, cloud-based categorization technology that keeps pace with the incredible growth of the Internet, and Netsweeper proved itself over and over again. (Shawn Eldridge, VP Marketing, DeepNines)

DeepNines and Netsweeper today announced a partnership that will allow DeepNines to leverage the Web content categorization technology and unique URL caching architecture offered by the Netsweeper platform. DeepNines conducted an exhaustive search for the top performing URL filtering solution to integrate with its best-of-breed Secure Web Gateway, and Netsweeper proved its capabilities over multiple other providers.

"Our decision to integrate Netsweeper was simple following extensive tests,” said Shawn Eldridge, vice president of products, business development and marketing at DeepNines. “DeepNines Secure Web Gateway includes Web content filtering, but we wanted to enhance our offering in order to meet and exceed the challenges of today’s most demanding networks. We needed a business partner that could provide dynamic, cloud-based categorization technology that keeps pace with the incredible growth of the Internet, and Netsweeper proved itself over and over again.”

Best known for its real-time web content categorization technology, Netsweeper’s solution incorporates the search activities and patterns of its entire user community. With millions of new Web pages being posted each day, this artificial intelligence engine has the capacity to keep pace with the massive growth of the Internet and its content. As a result of this industry leading technology, Netsweeper has accrued and strategically categorized over 3.8 billion URLs to date and receives requests for approximately 15 million new URLs every day. In addition, Netsweeper has developed technology to identify and block viruses, spyware and other malicious applications, thus protecting both the operator's network and the individual subscribers.

Netsweeper is also one step ahead of the game when it comes to mitigating the latency concerns commonly voiced when organizations are evaluating filtering technologies. To accompany their real-time categorization technology, Netsweeper has created an architectural framework that includes the synchronization of a network of Content Naming Servers (CNS), strategically distributed on a global basis. The net result of this configuration forces consistency across all this global network of servers to reduce the time needed for the URL and policy lookup process to occur.

“Additionally, since Netsweeper examines Web content dynamically both with categorization and malware filtering in high performance networks, our vision for zero-hour protection and content filtering within DeepNines patented, inline Secure Web Gateway is achieved,” Eldridge added.

Despite the proprietary nature of Netsweeper’s suite of technologies, the company offers OEM partners a variety of integration options. From simple access to the dynamic list of categorized URLs, to WebAPI integration of the product’s policy management and user logging controls to embedding the entire suite of Web content filtering tools, Netsweeper can provide an OEM solution to fit any partner’s requirements.

“We have spent many years designing our flagship solution,” said Andrew Graydon, Netsweeper’s chief operating officer, “and we continue to invest significantly in order to enhance the existing product while also building out new features that will benefit our business partners and the end users.”

John Tennant, Netsweeper’s vice president of OEM sales, added “Netsweeper is really excited about partnering with DeepNines. Having the DeepNines team decide to switch to Netsweeper is testament to the power of our technology and the customer centric attitude of our entire team. This is just one of many OEM partnerships that Netsweeper is currently engaged in, but it represents a significant win for us as it clearly exemplifies the superiority of our technology.”

For more information about Netsweeper’s products and services, please visit us at http://www.netsweeper.com. Netsweeper will also have representatives on hand at Interop New York City, October 18 – 22, 2010 being held at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

About Netsweeper
Netsweeper Inc. provides Internet content filtering and web threat management solutions and services for educational institutions, government organizations, businesses, service providers and OEM partners around the world. Netsweeper's solutions supply IT managers the tools necessary to optimize network security while providing all users with a positive, productive and safe Internet experience. Founded in 1999, Netsweeper Inc. is headquartered in Canada's technology triangle near Toronto, Canada, with other regional offices in the UK, India and Australia, plus a network of distributors and resellers in the United States, Middle East and across the APAC region.

About DeepNines
DeepNines Technologies is a leader in network security, providing real-time, identity-based network defense for content and applications. Since 1999, DeepNines has provided business, education, health care and government customers with innovative network security that is affordable and easy-to-use. By inventing and patenting unified threat management technology, DeepNines' products enable unparalleled protection and control of ports, protocols, users, applications and content at firewall speed. DeepNines' gateway products leverage the power to protect, control and manage inbound and outbound Internet traffic, empowering enterprises and institutions to secure their networks deep-into-the-nines. To learn more about DeepNines, please visit http://www.deepnines.com. DeepNines products are protected by one or more U.S. Patents Nos. 6,930978, 7,380,272, 7,058,976; Foreign Patent Nos. 95182 (W002/100039), 106027 (W02003/073724), 1282954; Patents Pending.

©2010 Deep Nines, Inc., all rights reserved. DeepNines Technologies, Security Edge Platform, Security Edge System, Sleuth9 Security System, Sleuth9, ForensiX Capture System, Holistic Management Console, and Zero Footprint Technology are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Deep Nines Inc. All other brands and products are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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