Pressemitteilung BoxID: 5401 (Cobion AG)
  • Cobion AG
  • Miramstr. 87
  • 34123 Kassel

E92Plus and Cobion Team to Offer Anti-Spam and Content Filtering Solutions

(PresseBox) (, ) - Web and e-mail filtering “next big thing” for resellers
- Orangebox product goes beyond simple keyword matching

London, UK / Kassel, Germany – 4. april 2003 – Specialist IT security distributor, e92plus Limited, has signed an agreement with Cobion (UK) Ltd. to offer the company’s innovative web and e-mail content filtering products to resellers in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands.

This agreement comes as businesses are struggling under the crush of spam. According to Ferris Research, spam cost European businesses $2.5 billion in 2002 and things are going to get worse. A Harris Interactive poll, taken at the end of 2002, found almost all users (80%) saying they find spam very annoying.

“We hardly need tell UK resellers of the spam problem – the majority will be suffering already, and they can empathise with their customers,” said Mukesh Gupta, Managing Director of e92plus Limited. “In our experience the situation has worsened by an order of magnitude in the last quarter, and it’s going to get worse. Corporates are looking for sound anti-spam and web filtering products right now and resellers have a good opportunity to fulfil this with Orangebox.”

Cobion (UK) Ltd. has established an office in London on 1st of march 2003 and appointed Tony Ascombe as the Managing Director of Cobion (UK) Ltd. “The agreement with e92plus reflects our commitment to our growing customer base in the UK and Netherlands Region. Cobion is delighted to announce the new strategic partnership with e92plus, a specialist in network and internet security. The relationship brings together two market leaders and underlines our commitment to the marketplace. We look forward to working closely with e92plus on a range of customer focused business." said Anscombe.

The agreement involves the distribution of Cobion’s OrangeBox product line:

· OrangeBox Web 2.0. Enforces Internet use policy by filtering
inappropriate content. Organisations define what should be
accessible, at what times, by individual, group, or IP address.
Requests are either passed or blocked according to a database
containing over 15 million pre-categorised URLs.

· OrangeBox Mail 2.0: Prevents intellectual property, confidential
documents, or offensive language from leaving the corporate domain
via outgoing e-mail, while keeping spam or inappropriate content from
coming in. Text of the message and all its attachments, regardless of
format or compression, are analysed and passed or blocked
according to user-defined policy.

· OrangeBox LAN: Protects intranets from the spread of inappropriate
content by monitoring directories and public areas. All data is
analysed to detect, quarantine, and report on unwanted, offensive, or
illegal content. Important documents, such as contracts or personnel
records, are able to be accessed or copied only by authorised

Orangebox Technology
Cobion maintains a global spam database that is updated by its 1000-server data centre in Kassel, Germany. Spam is collected, identified, marked with a digital signature, and stored in this reference database for comparison with incoming e-mail content. In addition, OrangeBox Mail employs continuously updated "blacklists", a means of filtration based on sender addresses recognised as notorious sources of spam.

Cobion’s anti-spam effectiveness is further enhanced by means of detecting the URL links contained in e-mails, which are recognised and evaluated against Cobion’s OrangeFilter, the world’s largest URL filtering database. OrangeFilter contains over 15 million entries in 58 categories and 11 languages, based on the analysed content of more than 2.1 billion web pages. Cobion’s data centre analyses 120 million new websites every month and publishes 100,000 updates daily to meet the challenge of content filtering in the ever-expanding Internet.

OrangeBox Mail 2.0 begins shipping in May 2003. OrangeBox Mail’s pricing begins at $48 per user for one year at quantity 25, and ranges below $3 per user for multi-year subscriptions for large numbers of users. OrangeBox Web Home is available to ISP’s now, and is licensed on a royalty basis.

About Cobion AG
Founded in 1997, is committed to protect companies, organisations and private user from unwanted or non-business related Internet or intranet content, including e-mails, embedded e-mails and all file attachments. This facilitates a more productive Internet workplace by reducing liability exposure, minimising security risks and preventing confidential data from leaving the organisation. Customers include adidas, Bayer, Daimler-Chrysler, Dow Chemical, IBM, VeriSign and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cobion (UK) Ltd. is based in London, and is a subsidiary of Cobion AG headquartered in Kassel, Germany.

About e93plus
e92plus is a specialist distributor in all aspects of enterprise IT security, including; Firewalls, Antivirus, Encryption, Content Filtering, Bandwidth Management, VPNs, Fully Managed Security Solutions and Accredited Training. The company has distribution agreements with Trend Micro, NetScreen Technologies, iCognito, Ositis, Stonesoft, ReefEdge, Enterasys, Ingrian, eIQ Networks, Vasco, Cobion and Websense.

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For further information please contact:

Marina Lisa Klubescheidt
Cobion AG
Tel. +49(0)561 57087-289
Fax +49(0)561 57087-18

Peter Linton
Media Link
0118 984 3386

Barry Mattacott
0870 200 9292

Cobion AG

Über Cobion AG
Als Technologieführer im Markt für Content Security vertreibt Cobion die Sicherheitsprodukte OrangeBox Web (Web-Filter) und OrangeBox Mail (E-Mail- und Spam-Filter). Insgesamt verfügt Cobion über zehn Verfahren zur Spam-Erkennung, die in der OrangeBox Mail zur Anwendung kommen. Alle Verfahren werden miteinander kombiniert, um Spam in Echtzeit identifizieren und klassifizieren zu können. Mit moderner Filtertechnologie schützen die Produkte vor unerwünschten Internet-Inhalten oder überprüfen E-Mails samt angehangener Dokumente. Ungewollte, illegale oder vertrauliche Informationen gelangen so weder in ein Firmennetzwerk noch können sie dieses verlassen. Eine produktive Internet-Umgebung am Arbeitsplatz wird geschaffen, Haftungs- und Sicherheitsrisiken reduziert und verhindert, dass vertrauliche Daten in falsche Hände geraten. Cobion hat ihren Hauptsitze in Kassel und in Boston.

Über Internet Security Systems, Inc.
Global agierende Unternehmen und Regierungsbehörden vertrauen Internet Security Systems (ISS) bei der Abwehr von Internetgefahren und Bedrohungen in firmeneigenen Netzwerken. Dafür liefert der Hersteller ein weites Spektrum an Produkten und Services. Als einer der weltweit führenden Security-Anbieter betreut ISS derzeit mehr als 11.000 Kunden mit kosteneffizienten Lösungen zur Minimierung von Geschäftsrisiken. Alle Lösungen basieren auf der Expertise und dem Know-how der ISS X-Force, dem Forschungs- und Entwicklungsteam. Das 1994 gegründete Unternehmen hat seinen Hauptsitz in Atlanta, USA, und ist auf allen Kontinenten vertreten. Sitz der deutschen Niederlassung ist Stuttgart.

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