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8e6 to Introduce New Line of Defense in Fight Against Data Leakage.

Filtering Leader Forms Strategic OEM Alliance with GTB Technologies to Deliver New Data Leakage Appliance

ORANGE, Calif. -- 8e6 Technologies, a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting, today announced a strategic partnership with GTB Technologies, a leading provider of comprehensive security solutions for detecting and preventing outbound transmissions, to deliver a new data leakage appliance within the rapidly growing data security market. Under terms of the agreement, 8e6 plans to integrate the new data leakage product into its existing Web filtering and reporting infrastructure to provide customers with a comprehensive solution that goes beyond simply tracking user's Web usage, to include monitoring of all outbound Internet-based communication to determine if employees are trying to send confidential information outside the company's network.

"Organizations in highly regulated industries, such as financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, are stuck in between a rock in a hard place," said George Shih, CEO of 8e6. "On the one hand, data and intellectual property leakage stemming from the insider threat and inadvertent employee misuse are costing them millions of dollars annually in compliance penalties, failed security audits, brand damage and lost customers. On the other hand, the only viable solutions to date have been monolithic software packages that require new hardware and infrastructure to install and maintain, driving their total cost of ownership into the millions of dollars. 8e6's appliance-based solutions have already changed the economic, performance and value landscapes in the Web filtering market, and we plan to bring that same value to customers in the data leakage space."

Enterprises today are heavily burdened with the need to protect confidential information such as customer and employee information, source code, competitive information, human resources-related content, financial statements and patents. In addition, there are federal regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA, HIPAA and PCI standards which require companies to secure private data. Despite heightened awareness and increased regulations, serious data breaches continue to occur due to poor endpoint controls, resulting in the loss of private customer data and other confidential information.

"Pure-play content monitoring and filtering (CMF) tools are the best and most-comprehensive solution for detecting information loss through transmission, because they cover managed and unmanaged systems across the widest range of network protocols," said Gartner Analysts, Rich Mogull and Paul Proctor in a February 2006 report entitled, "Content Monitoring and Filtering Helps Find Faulty Business Process, Accidental Disclosures." "These products can monitor multiple channels for specific inbound and outbound content based on rules or signatures. Increasingly, single-channel filters, dedicated to just e-mail or IM, are expanding into the multiple-channel market through partnership and acquisition," Mogul added.

"As the threat landscape evolves, it is critical that GTB broaden its focus to deliver next-generation security solutions that address the dynamic nature of business today," said Uzi Yair, CEO of GTB. "8e6 is our first OEM partner and we are excited to integrate our solution with 8e6's world class solution to provide customers with the most advanced overall data leakage prevention solution available."

Unlike software-based data leakage products, 8e6's appliance-based solutions are easy to install and do not require a repository for confidential information. 8e6's new solution also monitors and blocks confidential information across any file type and TCP/IP protocols without the need for painful integration with e-mail or IM systems. In addition, 8e6's new data leakage solution fingerprints binary data across multiple applications and across various iterations and no matter what file type the data is stored. Organizations can easily integrate 8e6's data leakage appliance with their existing solutions while gaining enterprise class information leakage prevention. Customers can be confident that their internal data is secure from privacy, regulatory compliance and intellectual property threats.

Availability

8e6 will unveil its new data leakage appliance within 90 days.

About 8e6 Technologies

8e6 Technologies is a security company dedicated to Internet filtering and reporting. We are the only Web filtering company that uses a unique "pass-by technology" on a highly scalable appliance. Our standalone reporting appliance is easy to use and provides extremely detailed information, faster than any other product on the market. 8e6 helps protect its customers from all internal threats including spyware, malware, and Internet abuse leading to data loss and liability-while preventing bandwidth misuse. By preventing improper use of network resources and employee time, 8e6 also increases productivity and ensures regulatory compliance. Our standalone security solution achieves a dramatic reduction in the cost of hardware, subscriptions, maintenance, and support, and produces a substantially lower total cost of ownership. A Web filtering pioneer since 1995, the company maintains headquarters in Orange, California, with offices in Taipei and Beijing, as well as a network of channel partners worldwide. For more information, please call 888.786.7999 or visit www.8e6.com.

About GTB Technologies

Based in Newport Beach, CA, GTB Technologies provides comprehensive security solutions for detecting and preventing outbound transmissions of confidential content that violates corporate policy, as well as government and industry regulations. GTB focuses its offering on threats to corporate security that come from inside the organization. GTB Technologies sells to organizations in the financial, insurance, health care and manufacturing sectors, universities and governments. For further information, call 949-863-9254, email info@gttb.com or visit www.gttb.com.
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