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  • 14 January 2004 15:26

mcr wins 4000-user deal with Ernst & Young

SYDNEY, Aust. (January 14, 2003) – In one of the biggest content filtering sign-ups in the channel this year, Ernst & Young has signed a 4000-user deal of SurfControl Content Filter via reseller mcr Computer Resources

The deal incorporating both SurfControl Web Filter and E-Mail Filter is among several major sign-ups by mcr this year, including John Fairfax & Sons and the National Australia Bank.

SurfControl is the leading provider of Web and e-mail filtering software in the content security market, according to IDC. The SurfControl solutions are an integral part of mcr’s IT infrastructure solution stack.

According to mcr Product Manager Scott Thomas, the ability to offer enterprises both Web and e-mail filtering in the one package was a clear strength in a market that was becoming increasingly competitive.

Managing Director of SurfControl in Australia Charles Heunemann said that mcr’s achievements were indicative of the growth in SurfControl’s channel business over the past 18 months.

He said that Australia had surpassed other SurfControl operations in channel development and had its sights firmly focussed on generating more than 70% of invoicing through the channel.

IDC forecasts of a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for content filtering of 30 per cent globally over five years.

About SurfControl SurfControl plc, the world’s number one Web and e-mail filtering company, delivers on its promise to help companies ‘Stop Unwanted Content’ in the workplace by continuous innovation, invention and expansion of its filtering products to address new content risks as they emerge. The company is the leader in the Content Security market, which analysts expect to reach nearly $2 billion by 2007.

SurfControl is the only company in the security market offering a total content security solution that combines Web, E-mail (including Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus) and Instant Message Filters with the industry's largest, most accurate and relevant content database and adaptive reasoning tools to automate content recognition.

SurfControl’s world-class partners include Sun Microsystems, Check Point, Cisco, IBM, Research In Motion and Nokia. The company has more than 20,000 customers worldwide, including many of the world’s largest corporations, and employs nearly 450 people in nine separate locations across the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

For further information contact Prue Vercoe or Lynelle Johnson, Media Success, on telephone 02 9388 9355

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