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SurfControl LAUNCHES CYBER PATROL 5.0 for Microsoft Proxy

Added: (Fri Nov 17 2000)

Pressbox (Press Release) - New version of Cyber Patrol Internet filtering software makes it easier for schools and Local Education Authorities to safeguard children online

SurfControl LAUNCHES CYBER PATROL 5.0 for Microsoft Proxy

17 November 2000
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SurfControl plc, the World's number one Internet filtering software company, announced today that Cyber Patrol 5.0 for Microsoft Proxy Server has been released for distribution throughout the UK and Europe. The new version, released recently in the United States, incorporates an improved user interface and streamlined administration to make Cyber Patrol easier for schools, colleges and LEAs to use in managing student time online.

SurfControl's CEO, Steve Purdham, said: "We are the world's most experienced developers of filtering software and we've applied everything we've learned to create a product that ensures appropriate and productive use of the Internet in schools while protecting users from inappropriate content. We are very happy to be able to offer Cyber Patrol 5.0 and all of its sophisticated yet easy-to-use features and benefits to the British and European markets."

The streamlined administration means the level of filtering can be defined for each user simply by allowing or restricting access to various categories on the system's menu. The software's open architecture configuration provides administrators with the option of customising lists by adding or deleting specific websites.

For greater flexibility in managing Internet access whilst ensuring the software is targeted to meet the unique requirements of educators, Cyber Patrol 5.0 offers both a list of inappropriate sites, the CyberNOT list, and a list of fun and educational sites, the CyberYES list. The "CyberNOT" is a list that excludes websites with excessively violent, pornographic, unlawful or otherwise inappropriate content for children. The "CyberYES" list guides children to a wide range of educational or entertaining categories of content.

Cyber Patrol 5.0 for Microsoft Proxy Server is one of a number of popular SurfControl software packages. Cyber Patrol is also available for Windows and Macintosh LAN, as well as for Novell BorderManager. Standalone versions also are available for Windows and Macintosh. Current Cyber Patrol customers include the British Government's Department for Education and Employment and Cabinet Office, Barclays Bank, Natwest Bank, DeBeers and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. A full-featured demonstration version of Cyber Patrol 5.0 can be found at www.surfcontrol.com.

To receive our guide to safe Internet access titled "All the Benefits of the Internet Without the Risk?" please email: martino.corbelli@surfcontrol.com providing your full address and contact details.

About SurfControl plc
SurfControl plc (EASDAQ:SRFC/London:SRF) is the world leader in Responsible Internet Usage offering a complete line of Internet filtering solutions for use in the home, education and the corporation. The SurfControl family of products employs expert filtering, Pass-Through, and Pass-By technologies to create a productive Internet environment in the workplace and a child safe room on the Internet at home and at school.

This comprehensive line of Internet monitoring and policy management solutions includes SuperScout- the market leader in Internet productivity in the corporation; Cyber Patrol - the market leader in responsible Internet usage in the home and at school; and the SurfControl Software Developers Kit - the proven filtering solution for ISPs, Search Engines, Internet Appliances and ASPs.

SurfControl works with a variety of partners such as AltaVista, CheckPoint Software (NASDAQ:CHKP), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), Google, Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HWP), IBM (NYSE:IBM), ICSA, Microsoft's Web TV (NASDAQ:MSFT), Netscape, WorldGate (NASDAQ:WGAT), and YAHOO! (NASDAQ:YHOO).

SurfControl employs over 300 people worldwide and has offices in the USA in California and Massachusetts; in the UK in Manchester and London; Rotterdam, Holland; Vienna, Austria; and Frankfurt, Germany.

For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit http://www.surfcontrol.com or contact:

This news release (and illustration) is issued in accordance with Clause 1.2j of the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion and therefore cannot be subject to a transaction of any kind.

For further information, please contact:

PR Agency Contact:
Greg Spears,
Sam Hall
Insight Marketing Concepts
Tel: +44 1344 874 004
Fax: +44 1344 874 100
Email: gregs@insightgroup.co.uk

Client Contact:
Martino Corbelli
SurfControl Marketing Manager
SurfControl plc
Tel: +44 01260 296 172
Fax: +44 01260 296 151
Email: martino.corbelli@surfcontrol.com

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