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SurfRight and Sitecom introduce Sitecom Cloud Security

Virus scan and URL filtering now available on routers for home users

Hengelo, April 2, 2011. SurfRight and Sitecom announce the release of Sitecom Cloud Security, a unique and innovative security service that protects all devices on home networks against cyber crime while surfing the Internet. Sitecom Cloud Security is integrated in the new Pure E-motion | X-series 2.0 gigabit (modem) routers from Sitecom.

"This functionality has existed for many years for corporate networks, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this is also possible on routers for home users", says Pim Schoonenberg, CEO of Sitecom. "The Internet plays a big part in the daily life of consumers, but unfortunately the amount of threats continues to increase too. Many consumers do not feel safe while shopping or banking online. Plus other devices like iPads, Smarphones and gaming consoles are being used to surf the Web, as well as notebooks and desktop PCs."

"Sitecom always recognized the importance of security for Internet users", says Mark Loman, CEO of SurfRight. "By combining the router technology of Sitecom with SurfRight’s expertise of security and cloud technology, we were able to develop a unique solution for consumers."

What is Sitecom Cloud Security?

Sitecom Cloud Security was developed to make surfing the web safer. The security is embedded in the (modem) router, and allows the user to surf the Internet securely with all devices that are connected to the home network. Not only are notebooks and desktop PC’s secured but also Tablets (such as the iPad), Smartphones (such as the iPhone), gaming consoles, media players, TV’s and Blu-ray players are protected against the threats of cyber crime.

How does Sitecom Cloud Security work?

After activation, the router works together with powerful servers via the Internet (the "Cloud"). The user does not need to install anything. Dangerous websites are recognized by the servers and blocked by the (modem) router; the same is true for unwanted advertisements. The user is also protected against downloading files that contain viruses, spyware and other malware and from Phishing sites, that try to steal personal data. Sitecom Cloud Security is based on the proven cloud security technology of Hitman Pro that is already in use by more than 2 million consumers and organizations.

What protection does Sitecom Cloud Security offer?

Sitecom Cloud Security offers protection whilst browsing against these four threats:

The user can choose which services they want to use.

Blocking malware
Sitecom Cloud Security warns the user when he tries to download a file that contains a virus, spyware, rootkit, adware, trojan or other type of malware.

Anti Phishing
Phishing is a type of Internet fraud where cyber criminals try to steal personal and financial data such as banking details or credit card details, using fake emails and websites. Phishing sites look like websites of reliable, well known financial institutions. Sitecom Cloud Security warns the user when the user is accessing a falsified web site.

Blocking of unsafe web sites (URL-blocking)
The URL blocking feature warns the user when he is accessing a website that contains malware, preventing infection of the computer or any of the other devices on the network. The user has - identical to Anti-Malware and Anti-Phishing - the option to go back or to proceed. The second option not being recommended.

Blocking of advertisements
Many Internet sites show annoying advertisements, such as banners. Sitecom Cloud Security can block banners automatically and allows the user to only see the content of the website. An additional advantage is that Internet pages are loaded much quicker because advertisements do not need to be downloaded.

Does Sitecom Cloud Security replace antivirus software?

Sitecom Cloud Security is not a replacement for antivirus software, but an addition. Good and up-to-date antivirus software is always recommended, to allow the user to exchange files safely, for example through a USB Flash drive.

Availability

Sitecom Cloud Security is integrated in the new Sitecom Pure E-motion | X-series 2.0 gigabit (modem) routers that are available from mid April.

About Sitecom

Sitecom (www.sitecom.com) is one of the leading and fastest growing computer network brands for home and small business users. The Sitecom brand has a clear mission statement: "Make it easy". Sitecom makes it easy to set up a home network and to expand it, since it converts technical products into user-friendly solutions which can be used immediately without any problems. Simplicity is what it is all about!
The mission statement "Make it easy" is put into practice throughout the organization and is expressed in both the solutions and the services which Sitecom offers. All of Sitecom's products, therefore, have a 10-year warranty. Making the latest technology simple, understandable and accessible is what Sitecom stands for and we make no concessions to that.

About SurfRight

SurfRight (www.surfright.com) was founded in 2008, based on the freeware project Hitman Pro 1 and Hitman Pro 2 with a user base of more than 3 million users. SurfRight is dedicated to the development of smart, efficient and user-friendly security solutions for computer users. Hitman Pro 3 and the Caretaker product family include solutions against unsolicited mail (spam), online fraud (phishing), viruses, malware, and content filtering.

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