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Commtouch to Present the Next Level for Open-Source Email Security at WebhostingDay

March 16
09:05 2010

Web Host NewsSUNNYVALE, CA – Open-source security infrastructure can be taken to the next step by augmenting it with commercial solutions, according to Gabriel Mizrahi, vice president technologies at Commtouch®. Mr. Mizrahi will be speaking about this subject at WebhostingDay this week in Cologne, Germany.

Commtouch is a leading global provider of messaging and Web security technology, offering easy-to-integrate solutions for hosting and service providers that increase customer satisfaction while reducing capital and operating expenditures.

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“Leading hosting companies are already using Commtouch’s solutions to reduce infrastructure and help desk costs and improve spam detection with fewer false positives,” said Ofer Tal, vice president of international sales and business development at Commtouch. “This improved service helps to enhance their customer satisfaction and bottom line.”

Commtouch’s cloud-based spam, phishing and email malware protection, along with its perimeter defense technologies, have been shown to reduce hosting providers’ hardware expenses by up to 85% and user bandwidth costs by as much as 80%, and significantly decrease help desk calls and IT administration time.

Commtouch’s solutions can leverage existing infrastructure investments through a set of integration tools into open-source and commercial messaging software, as well as provisioning platforms such as Parallels Plesk, H-Sphere and cPanel. Specifically, Commtouch provides the following easy integration tools:

* Plug-ins for common open-source email filtering packages such as SpamAssassin
* Milter for Sendmail and Postfix
* Connector to hosted and managed Microsoft Exchange Server environments.

Members of the Commtouch team will be available to discuss the company’s messaging and Web security solutions that complement open source technologies at WebhostingDay 2010, from March 17-19th, 2010 in Cologne, Germany.

Mr. Mizrahi will be speaking at 16:00, March 18 about “Taking Your Open Source Security Solutions to the Next Level.”

Commtouch will be exhibiting at the conference. To schedule a meeting with a Commtouch representative at WebhostingDay, please contact

About Commtouch
Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) provides proven messaging and Web security technology to more than 130 security companies and service providers for integration into their solutions. Commtouch’s patented Recurrent Pattern Detection™ (RPD™) and GlobalView™ technologies are founded on a unique cloud-based approach, and work together in a comprehensive feedback loop to protect effectively in all languages and formats. Commtouch technology automatically analyzes billions of Internet transactions in real-time in its global data centers to identify new threats as they are initiated, protecting email infrastructures and enabling safe, compliant browsing. The company’s expertise in building efficient, massive-scale security services has resulted in mitigating Internet threats for thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users in 190 countries. Commtouch was founded in 1991, is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has a subsidiary in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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